Living in Cape Girardeau, MO

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Cape Girardeau SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
7
Affordability
6
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
9.5

Cape Girardeau, MO Crime Report

1,729
Total Crimes
4,399.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
71.28%
Above National Average

Cape Girardeau, MO Cost Of Living

89
Cape Girardeau's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Cape Girardeau, Missouri Info Snack

Cape Girardeau (/kep drrdo/, French: Cap-Girardeau [kap iado] ( listen); colloquially referred to as "Cape") is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is located approximately 115 miles (185 km) southeast of St. Louis and 175 miles (282 km) north of Memphis. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city's population was 37,941, making it the 16th-largest city in Missouri, and the largest city in Southeast Missouri. An emerging college town, it is the home of Southeast Missouri State University.
Population
39,323
Unemployment
5.3%
Poverty
23.4%
Median Home
$144,500
Median Income
$44,383
Median Rent
$790

Cape Girardeau, MO Photos

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Rankings for Cape Girardeau in Missouri

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Map Of Cape Girardeau, MO

Population over time in Cape Girardeau

Year Population % Change
2017 39,323 0.6%
2016 39,092 -0.3%
2015 39,200 0.6%
2014 38,959 0.8%
2013 38,665 1.0%
2012 38,296 0.8%
2011 37,982 0.7%
2010 37,702 0.8%
2009 37,410 -
Crime/100k Cape Girardeau MO USA
Violent Crime 488.5 502.1 368.9
Murder 12.7 9.9 5.0
Robbery 132.3 84.8 86.2
Aggravated Assault 307.9 359.8 246.8
Property Crime 3910.6 2647.1 2199.5
Burglary 636.1 444.9 376.0
Larceny 3088.8 1878.8 1594.6
Car Theft 185.7 323.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Cape Girardeau

White
78.9% (31,027)
African American
13.2% (5,209)
American Indian
0.2% (91)
Asian
2.6% (1,041)
Hawaiian
0.0% (3)
Other
0.0% (13)
Two Or More
2.4% (948)
Hispanic
2.5% (991)
Race Cape Girardeau MO USA
White 78.9% 79.6% 61.1%
African American 13.2% 11.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 2.6% 1.9% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.4% 2.3% 2.4%
Hispanic 2.5% 4.1% 17.8%

Household Income For Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Less than $10,000
9.8% (385,089)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.3% (248,377)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.0% (511,626)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.1% (396,308)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.0% (591,462)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.7% (696,083)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.2% (440,140)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.2% (442,227)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.5% (98,881)
$200,000 or more
3.1% (122,101)
Income Cape Girardeau MO USA
Less than $10,000 9.8% 6.6% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.3% 4.9% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.0% 10.4% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.1% 10.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.0% 14.4% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.7% 18.6% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.2% 12.5% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.2% 13.0% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.5% 4.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 3.1% 4.4% 7.0%

Gender in Cape Girardeau

Female
52.5% (20,626)
Male
47.5% (18,697)
Gender Cape Girardeau MO USA
Female 52.5% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 47.5% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Cape Girardeau for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (1,179)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (2,359)
High School / GED
27.0% (10,617)
Some College
24.0% (9,437)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (2,359)
Bachelor's Degree
20.0% (7,864)
Master's Degree
9.0% (3,539)
Professional Degree
2.0% (786)
Doctorate Degree
3.0% (1,179)
Education Cape Girardeau MO USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 27.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 24.0% 22.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 20.0% 18.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 3.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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