Demographic-Economic Report for Cassopolis Public Schools, MI
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Introduction and Overview

This report provides a summary of demographic-economic characteristics for Cassopolis Public Schools, MI. This section provides an overview of the scope, content and use of the report. See the Summary and subsequent sections for demographic-economic details about this area in comparison to other areas.

Cass County, MI: black outline
Cities: orange fill
Cassopolis SD: red outline
Edwardsburg SD: blue outline
K-12 public schools: blue markers
Demographic-economic data in this report provide insights into “where we are now.” The selection, scope, organization and content of these data provide a basis for examining challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. The data provide information for decision-makers and stakeholders to better determine how they might benefit from plans and actions implemented now or scheduled for the future. The data provide a basis for collaborative planning among community/business stakeholders and leaders. These data can provide measures of how things have changed since an earlier point in time – often based on data from Census 2000. Assessing this change, and considering current and prospective change, provide insights into the future – how much might things change, at what time, by how much and where – and how might this change impact us?

The demographic-economic behavior of an area does not happen in a vacuum. It is important to understand the make-up and dynamics of the area around us. What is similar or dissimilar in the broader or adjacent area? Which of these patterns or characteristics might impose challenges or limitations on reaching goals? What are reasonable goals, suggested by analyzing these data, that might be achieved? In what time frame?

Data presented in this report are based on the most recent demographic-economic data released in December 2012 for all U.S. national scope political/statistical geographic areas irrespective of size. The report provides data on more than 600 demographic-economic subject matter items, a comprehensive overview, for the area organized into four structured Demographic-Economic Profiles (DP). Selected highlights from each of these four profiles are presented in the Summary section.

Using this Report. This comparative analysis report has been developed to faciliate strategic planning and comparision of multiple areas. The report is comprised of this section followed by a summary/highlights section and the four DP profile sections. Each of the four DP profiles are subdivided into two or three component pages. Use the links at the top of any page to navigate to the DP profile section of interest. DP1 starts with link 1.1 followed by 1.2. DP2 starts with link 2.1 followed by 2.2. Other profile pages are numbered accordingly.

Each page shows data item descriptive stubs on the left and two columns for the primary area in a side-by-side structure with two comparison areas. A typical design is a school district as a primary area, corresponding county as comparison area one and corresponding state as comparison area two. The data item descriptive stub provides a data item reference (e.g., D001) followed by a short description (e.g, Total Population). Each page is structured so that it may be printed using the browser print operation.

This report has been developed using the ProximityOne Situation & Outlook (S&O) software and database. See more about the Situation & Outlook resources at http://proximityone.com/situation&outlook.htm. See related information at http://proximityone.com/s&o/guide/profiles.htm regarding the S&O Profiles.

National Scope Ranking Tables. Use the Web-based interactive ranking tables to rank this area, nationally or within state, on any of the DP items.

• General Demographics -- http://proximityone.com/us11dp1.htm
• Social Characteristics -- http://proximityone.com/us11dp2.htm
• Economic Characteristics -- http://proximityone.com/us11dp3.htm
• Housing Characteristics -- http://proximityone.com/us11dp4.htm

Sources. This report has been developed by ProximityOne (http://proximityone.com) based on data from the Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2011 5 year estimates (more about ACS 2011 used in the report) and related data. Except as noted, all demographic-economic data are from the ACS 2011 5-year estimates. The only Census 2010 item in the report is total population.

Additional Notes. The ACS 2011 5-year estimates are based on a sample survey. The estimates are subject to sampling and other errors of estimation. Having used these data extensively, it is our judgement that these estimates are quite accurate.

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