Cape Girardeau, Missouri Population 2022

42,917
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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.

Cape Girardeau Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cape Girardeauwas:

  • White: 81.18%
  • Black or African American: 12.81%
  • Asian: 2.80%
  • Two or more races: 2.56%
  • Other race: 0.53%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Cape Girardeau, Missouri is 42,917 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 42,917.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 38,083.

Cape Girardeau, Missouri Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202196,559-103-0.11%
202096,662-103-0.11%
201996,765-103-0.11%
201896,868490.05%
201796,819-290-0.30%
201697,109-207-0.21%
201597,316-89-0.09%
201497,4052280.23%
201397,177-33-0.03%
201297,2102280.23%
201196,9825350.55%
201096,4470.00%

Cape Girardeau Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32,11981.18%
Black or African American5,07012.81%
Asian1,1082.80%
Two or More Races1,0142.56%
Some Other Race2100.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native420.11%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander30.01%
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Cape Girardeau Population by Race

Cape Girardeau Population Pyramid $2022

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Cape Girardeau Median Age

33.3


Total

31.8


Male

34.5


Female

Cape Girardeau Adults

There are 32,106 adults, (6,453 of whom are seniors) in Cape Girardeau.

Cape Girardeau Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

25.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Cape Girardeau Sex Ratio

Female

20,677

52.26%

Male

18,889

47.74%

Cape Girardeau Population by Age

Cape Girardeau Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cape Girardeau Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female32.3%67.7%
Non Family35.3%64.7%
All53.1%46.9%
Male61%39%
Married78.9%21.1%

53.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cape Girardeau Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,2602.4153.1
Non Family6,9101.5835.3
Married5,9653.0178.9
Female1,7193.4232.3
Male6662.9561

3.03

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Cape Girardeau Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6642.77%
9th to 12th Grade1,3865.77%
High School Graduate6,39426.63%
Some College5,75823.98%
Associates Degree1,4165.90%
Bachelors Degree4,84020.15%
Graduate Degree3,55614.81%
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Cape Girardeau Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cape Girardeau Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White20,34018,8997,541
Black2,4492,077345
Hispanic56438175
Asian391362272
2+ Races254211132
Other Race12910431
Native American424231

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%.

Cape Girardeau Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,178$39,903$27,569
Less Than 9th Grade$23,353$23,495$19,620
High School Graduate$25,629$26,963$20,518
Some College$32,643$40,583$25,191
Bachelors Degree$42,903$51,395$35,195
Graduate Degree$50,220$71,209$43,015

$33,178

Average Earnings

$39,903

Average Male

$27,569

Average Female

Cape Girardeau Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cape Girardeau Language by Age

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Cape Girardeau Language

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.

Cape Girardeau Language

Cape Girardeau Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,0245,37118.51%
Black4,7031,65435.17%
Asian1,03967965.35%
Hispanic1,13551845.64%
Multiple90323826.36%
Other23NaN%
Islander33100.00%

22.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.57%

Male Poverty Rate

24.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cape Girardeau

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%.

Cape Girardeau Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.25%
High School16.45%
Some College15.61%
Bachelors or Greater5.87%

Cape Girardeau Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed58.84%
Female Unemployed33.65%
Female Employed20.49%
Male Employed9.75%

Cape Girardeau Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cape Girardeau Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,733$65,427
Families$65,975$86,508
Married Families$79,311-
Non Families$27,151$38,554
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Income by Household Type

Cape Girardeau Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.2%

Male Marriage Rate

37.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Cape Girardeau Married by Age and Sex

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Cape Girardeau Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Cape Girardeau Marital Status by Race

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Cape Girardeau Marital Status

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2,478

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam968
First Gulf War463
Second Gulf War439
Korea194
World War II187

Cape Girardeau Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74748
75+710
35 to 54451
55 to 64325
18 to 34244

Cape Girardeau Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2518.39%
Black1845.30%
2+ Races438.83%
Hispanic192.55%

Cape Girardeau Veterans by Race

Cape Girardeau Veterans by Education

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9.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cape Girardeau Veterans by Education

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60.2%

Labor Force Participation

57.3%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Cape Girardeau Employment by Age

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Cape Girardeau Employment by Race

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Cape Girardeau Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.34%

Born in Cape Girardeau

95.45%

Native Born

4.55%

Foreign Born

3.80%

Non Citizen

0.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Cape Girardeau Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202242,9177861.87%
202142,1317861.90%
202041,3457861.94%
201940,5597861.98%
201839,7735971.52%
201739,176-99-0.25%
201639,2751090.28%
201539,1661700.44%
201438,9961740.45%
201338,8222300.60%
201238,5921940.51%
201138,3983150.83%
201038,0832,7340.75%
200035,3499110.26%
199034,438770.02%
198034,3613,0790.94%
197031,2826,3352.29%
196024,9473,3691.46%
195021,5782,1521.06%
194019,4263,1991.82%
193016,2275,9754.70%
192010,2521,7771.92%
19108,4753,6605.82%
19004,8155181.14%
18904,2974081.00%
18803,8893040.82%
18703,5859223.02%
18602,6630.00%

Cape Girardeau Population by Year