East Cape Girardeau is a city located in Illinois. With a 2020 population of 269, it is the 1081st largest city in Illinois and the 22586th largest city in the United States. East Cape Girardeau is currently declining at a rate of -3.58% annually and its population has decreased by -37.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 429 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, East Cape Girardeau has a population density of 137 people per square mile.
The average household income in East Cape Girardeau is $53,959 with a poverty rate of 27.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $863 per month, and the median house value is $58,600. The median age in East Cape Girardeau is 38.8 years, 38.5 years for males, and 47.3 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of East Cape Girardeauwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.
100.00% of East Cape Girardeau residents speak only English, while 0.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.00% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in East Cape Girardeau is White, with 30.42% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in East Cape Girardeau is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.64%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in East Cape Girardeau
99.53% of East Cape Girardeau residents were born in the United States, with 38.23% having been born in Illinois. 0.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.