Cascade, Michigan Population 2024

19,845

Cascade is a city located in Ionia County and Kent County Michigan. Cascade has a 2024 population of 19,845. Cascade is currently growing at a rate of 0.22% annually and its population has increased by 0.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,689 in 2020.

The average household income in Cascade is $189,028 with a poverty rate of 2.65%. The median age in Cascade is 42.6 years: 41.6 years for males, and 43.2 years for females.

Cascade Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cascade was:

  • White: 90.34%
  • Asian: 3.96%
  • Black or African American: 2.82%
  • Two or more races: 2.8%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
33.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
585.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.79% (156)
The current population of Cascade, Michigan is 19,845 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 19,689.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White17,72290.34%
Asian7773.96%
Black or African American5542.82%
Two or more races5502.8%
Native American140.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Asian

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Cascade Population by Race

Cascade Population Pyramid 2024

Cascade Median Age

42.6

Total

41.6

Male

43.2

Female

Cascade Adults

There are 14,246 adults, (3,477 of whom are seniors) in Cascade.

Cascade Age Dependency

82.2

Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Cascade Sex Ratio

Female9,93150.62%
Male9,68649.38%

Cascade Population by Age

Cascade Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,2682.6989.210.8
Married5,1693.0695.54.5
Non Family1,4761.2571.128.9
Female3703.0680.519.5
Male2533.0878.721.3

3.03

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

89.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cascade Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1481.11%
Associates Degree1,1978.98%
Bachelors Degree5,71242.86%
Graduate Degree3,49026.19%
High School Graduate1,0898.17%
Less Than 9th Grade350.26%
Some College1,65612.43%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cascade Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cascade Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White11,99611,9268,400
Asian531498341
Hispanic299299241
2+ Races285285219
Black27519841
Native American141111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 80.6%.

Cascade Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$82,685$114,609$53,699
Graduate Degree$95,260$149,722$90,053
High School Graduate$35,299$34,938$35,477
Less Than 9th Grade$2,499$0$0
Overall$69,384$100,668$53,897
Some College$37,000$46,494$28,472

$69,384

Average Earnings

$100,668

Average Male

$53,897

Average Female

Cascade Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cascade Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cascade Language

91.88% of Cascade residents speak only English, while 8.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.2% of the population.

Cascade Language

Cascade Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White17,0034532.66%
Multiple550325.82%
Black540193.52%
Asian777141.8%

2.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.01%

Male Poverty Rate

3.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cascade

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cascade is Multiple, with 5.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cascade is Asian, with 1.8% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 1.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.87%.

Cascade Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School11.31%
Some College3.65%
Bachelors or Greater1.77%
Less Than 9th Grade0.58%

Cascade Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed17.71%
Male Unemployed5.14%
Female Employed0.88%
Male Employed0.69%

Cascade Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cascade Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$150,353$211,117
Households$135,027$189,028
Married Families$160,602$-999,999,999
Non Families$55,530$99,395

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cascade Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

69.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

70.9%

Male Marriage Rate

68.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Cascade Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cascade Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Cascade Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cascade Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

900

Number of Veterans

832

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War372
Vietnam225
Second Gulf War223
Korea75
World War II1

Cascade Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54383
75+230
65 to 74138
55 to 6477
18 to 3472

Cascade Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White8036.21%
Hispanic11430.08%
Black6919.88%
2+ Races174.53%
Native American1178.57%

Cascade Veterans by Race

Cascade Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cascade Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.5%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Cascade Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cascade Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cascade Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

66.88%

Born in Cascade

93.65%

Native Born

6.35%

Foreign Born

2.77%

Non Citizen

3.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.65% of Cascade residents were born in the United States, with 66.88% having been born in Michigan. 2.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Cascade Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202920,060430.21%
202820,017430.22%
202719,974430.22%
202619,931430.22%
202519,888430.22%
202419,845430.22%
202319,802430.22%
202219,759430.22%
202119,716270.14%
202019,6892881.48%
201919,4011500.78%
201819,2512311.21%
201719,020960.51%
201618,9243151.69%
201518,6092891.58%
201418,3202651.47%
201318,0553261.84%
201217,7292971.7%
201117,4322481.44%
201017,18400%

Cascade Population by Year