Cape Girardeau County MO Information


Cape Girardeau County Subdivisions

Cape Girardeau County MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 80,556
Daytime Population: Workers 43,614
Daytime Population: Residents 43,135
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 86,749
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 76,733
Population in Familes 59,925
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,823
Population Density2 139
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $49,681
Average Household Income $64,744
Per Capita Income $25,979


Total Housing Units 34,364 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,992 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,502 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,870 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $157,156
Average Home Value $198,259


Total Households 31,494
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 20,204
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.87% 0.83%
Households 0.74% 0.76%
Families 0.58% 0.66%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.75%


Cape Girardeau County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cape Girardeau County to the other 115 counties and county equivalents in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 15 88th
Population Density # 16 87th
Diversity Index # 24 80th
Median Household Income # 22 82nd
Per Capita Income # 17 86th

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