Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Population 2018

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri's estimated population is 78,161 with a growth rate of 0.09% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cape Girardeau County, Missouri is the 15th largest county in Missouri.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201778,161720.09%
201678,089-301-0.38%
201678,3902390.31%
201578,1512550.33%
201477,8964290.55%
201377,4674370.57%
201277,0304640.61%
201176,5666710.88%
201075,89514,26223.14%
199061,6332,7964.75%
198058,8379,48719.22%
197049,3507,33017.44%
196042,0203,6239.44%
195038,3976221.65%
194037,7754,57213.77%
193033,2033,36411.27%
192029,8392,2188.03%
191027,6213,30613.60%
190024,3152,25510.22%
189022,0601,0625.06%
188020,9983,44019.59%
187017,5582,01112.93%
186015,5471,63511.75%
185013,9124,55348.65%
18409,3591,91425.71%
18307,4451,47724.75%
18205,9682,08053.50%
18103,8880.00%

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White68,802
Black or African American5,986
Two or More Races1,646
Asian1,125
Some Other Race299
American Indian and Alaska Native214
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander17

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Median Age

36.2


Total

35.2


Male

37.6


Female

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Adults

There are 61,378 adults, (12,104 of which are seniors) in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Age Dependency

58.5

Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

40,259

51.56%

Male

37,830

48.44%

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Households and Families

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.5%15.5%
All64.8%35.2%
Male61.6%38.4%
Non Family44%56%
Female41.7%58.3%

64.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,8312.564.8
Married14,9123.0584.5
Non Family10,9911.4544
Female2,7073.4641.7
Male1,2213.1461.6

3.04

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Households

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Education

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5483.09%
9th to 12th Grade3,3796.75%
High School Graduate15,93931.84%
Some College11,44122.85%
Associates Degree2,8085.61%
Bachelors Degree9,41718.81%
Graduate Degree5,52911.04%

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White45,24141,03213,715
Black2,9362,499492
Hispanic850703205
Asian561512381
Multiple Races426374135
Native American14910439
Other Race12210919
Islander777

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,600$40,706$27,284
Less Than High School$20,864$26,527$16,835
High School Grad$28,535$35,486$21,080
Some College$30,263$36,847$24,899
Bachelors Degree$43,041$49,910$36,300
Graduate Degree$48,799$56,944$45,339

$33,600

Average Earnings

$40,706

Average Male

$27,284

Average Female

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Language

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Language by Age

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Language

96.73% of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 3.27% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Asian, which is spoken by 1.18% of the population.

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Poverty

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White65,1529,23714.18%
Black5,5412,46044.40%
Asian1,02455754.39%
Multiple1,53153134.68%
Hispanic1,68850629.98%
Other29011138.28%
Native2134219.72%
Islander17741.18%

17.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.38%

Male Poverty Rate

18.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri is Asian, with 54.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri is White, with 14.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.98%.

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.23%
Some College14.43%
High School11.57%
Bachelors or Greater4.02%

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed39.75%
Female Unemployed36.66%
Female Employed13.66%
Male Employed7.65%

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Income

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,458$64,400
Families$61,241$77,520
Married Families$70,874$
Non Families$26,464$39,965

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Marital Status

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.5%

Male Marriage Rate

47.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Veterans

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Veterans by War

5,313

Number of Veterans

5,114

Male Veterans

199

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam2,042
First Gulf War866
Second Gulf War594
Korea563
World War II440

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+1,486
65 to 741,356
35 to 541,167
55 to 64996
18 to 34308

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,9749.02%
Black2737.11%
Hispanic13211.78%
2 or More566.85%
Indian106.13%

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Veterans by Education

7.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Employment Status

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Employment by Age

63.3%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Employment by Race

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Cape Girardeau 380003962816284.28%
Jackson137481503612889.37%
Scott City 45584492-66-1.45%
Delta43844020.46%
Gordonville39140092.30%
Oak Ridge24024662.50%
Whitewater12512832.40%
Allenville11611932.59%
Pocahontas11411732.63%
Dutchtown949622.13%
Old Appleton858722.35%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990