Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Population 2021

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri's estimated population is 79,337 with a growth rate of 0.29% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cape Girardeau County, Missouri is the 16th largest county inMissouri. The 2010 Population was 75,899 and has seen a growth of 4.53% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202179,3372330.29%
202079,1042330.30%
201978,8712330.30%
201878,6383770.48%
201778,261-184-0.23%
201678,4452070.26%
201578,2383310.42%
201477,9074490.58%
201377,4584070.53%
201277,0514370.57%
201176,6147150.94%
201075,89914,26623.15%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.29% (233)
County Website
Founded
October 1, 1812
County Seat
2010 Population
75,899
Growth Since 2010
4.53% (3,438)
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Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White68,87787.75%
Black or African American5,7887.37%
Two or More Races2,0492.61%
Asian1,3481.72%
Some Other Race2930.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native1040.13%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander320.04%
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Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Population by Race

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Population Pyramid $2021

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Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Median Age

36.5


Total

35.4


Male

37.6


Female

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Adults

There are 61,681 adults, (12,713 of whom are seniors) in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Age Dependency

60.3

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

40,515

51.62%

Male

37,976

48.38%

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Population by Age

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

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Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female43.2%56.8%
Non Family45.6%54.4%
All65%35%
Male71.1%28.9%
Married83.4%16.6%

65.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,5942.5465
Married14,4733.0883.4
Non Family10,7151.4945.6
Female3,0983.3943.2
Male1,3083.1171.1

3.07

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

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Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4622.90%
9th to 12th Grade3,0656.08%
High School Graduate15,73131.19%
Some College11,16722.14%
Associates Degree3,1256.20%
Bachelors Degree9,66919.17%
Graduate Degree6,22312.34%
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Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White45,40741,62514,593
Black2,9822,558488
Hispanic903708181
2+ Races618561253
Asian523458339
Other Race14912431
Native American878749
Islander2977

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 asian people with a rate of 64.82%.

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,013$44,027$29,443
Less Than 9th Grade$23,578$26,049$16,108
High School Graduate$29,868$38,320$21,220
Some College$34,271$42,414$27,070
Bachelors Degree$44,785$55,391$38,323
Graduate Degree$49,487$67,206$45,461

$37,013

Average Earnings

$44,027

Average Male

$29,443

Average Female

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Language by Age

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Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Language

96.28% of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 3.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.31% of the population.

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Language

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White64,9398,89513.70%
Black5,3521,74732.64%
Asian1,27968153.24%
Hispanic1,75456332.10%
Multiple1,93844823.12%
Other259238.88%
Islander321031.25%

16.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.02%

Male Poverty Rate

17.64%

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 53.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri is Other, with 8.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.78%.

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.27%
High School12.98%
Some College12.22%
Bachelors or Greater4.65%

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed31.35%
Female Unemployed26.92%
Female Employed13.51%
Male Employed6.19%

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

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,732$72,374
Families$69,699$88,508
Married Families$80,368$100,876
Non Families$30,268$41,685
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Income by Household Type

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

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Cape Girardeau County, Missouri 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 County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

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Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Marital Status

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5,055

Number of Veterans

4,860

Male Veterans

195

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,983
First Gulf War919
Second Gulf War912
Korea405
World War II254

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,457
75+1,242
35 to 541,140
55 to 64794
18 to 34422

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,6668.47%
Black2436.03%
2+ Races10511.43%
Hispanic867.47%
Islander2268.75%
Other Race199.79%

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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7.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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63%

Labor Force Participation

60%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Employment by Age

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Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Employment by Race

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Cape Girardeau County, Missouri 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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72.64%

Born in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

97.19%

Native Born

2.81%

Foreign Born

2.09%

Non Citizen

0.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.19% of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 72.64% having been born in Missouri. 2.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Place of Birth

  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

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