Cape Girardeau is a city located in Cape Girardeau County Missouri. Cape Girardeau has a 2020 population of 42,917. Cape Girardeau is currently growing at a rate of 1.87% annually and its population has increased by 12.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 38,083 in 2010.
The average household income in Cape Girardeau is $65,427 with a poverty rate of 22.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $794 per month, and the median house value is $151,800. The median age in Cape Girardeau is 33.3 years, 31.8 years for males, and 34.5 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cape Girardeauwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 73.81%.
94.16% of Cape Girardeau residents speak only English, while 5.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.93% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Cape Girardeau is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Cape Girardeau is Multiple, with 26.36% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.59%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Cape Girardeau
95.45% of Cape Girardeau residents were born in the United States, with 67.34% having been born in Missouri. 3.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.
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