Cape Girardeau is a city located in Missouri. With a 2020 population of 39,679, it is the 17th largest city in Missouri and the 992nd largest city in the United States. Cape Girardeau is currently declining at a rate of -0.22% annually but its population has increased by 4.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 37,941 in 2010. Cape Girardeau reached it's highest population of 39,853 in 2018. Spanning over 29 miles, Cape Girardeau has a population density of 1,365 people per square mile.
The average household income in Cape Girardeau is $61,852 with a poverty rate of 23.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $790 per month, and the median house value is $144,500. The median age in Cape Girardeau is 33 years, 30.8 years for males, and 35.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.6 males.