The City of Cape Girardeau had a population of 39,691 as of July 1, 2018. Cape Girardeau ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Cape Girardeau is located at latitude 37.3094 and longitude -89.5584 in Cape Girardeau County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cape Girardeau (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Cape Girardeau County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 354 feet.
The City of Cape Girardeau (GNIS ID: 2393737) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Cape Girardeau: Decatur - in-part.
|Population in Households||36,217|
|Population in Familes||25,190|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||3,474|
|Median Household Income||$45,816|
|Average Household Income||$63,362|
|Per Capita Income||$26,494|
|Total Housing Units||17,567 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||8,453 (48.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||7,434 (42.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,681 ( 9.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$143,193|
|Average Home Value||$187,111|
|Average Household Size||2.28|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.63%|
|Per Capita Income||2.76%|
The table below compares Cape Girardeau to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 16||99th|
|Population Density||# 202||81st|
|Diversity Index||# 83||92nd|
|Median Household Income||# 468||55th|
|Per Capita Income||# 306||70th|
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