Cape Girardeau County

Cape Girardeau, MO: What you need to know

Cape Girardeau, located 120 miles south of St. Louis, is a small college town on the banks of Mississippi River with a stunning cable­stayed bridge that connects Missouri and Illinois. The 400­-acre campus of Southeast Missouri State University is situated in the middle of the city, and it's also known for its two state-­of-­the­art medical centers. The 2014 hit movie Gone Girl was filmed in Cape, and a driving tour will take you by some of the film's locations. The City of Roses also boasts several acclaimed fine­-dining restaurants.


Cape Girardeau, MO City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 38,959
Median Age 33
Median Household Income $40,107
Median Home Price $130,800
Walkscore 31

Cape Girardeau, MO Demographics

Median Population in Cape Girardeau , MO

Median Age 32.8%
Age 18 Over 81.2%
Age 21 Over 72.1%
Age 62 Over 18.5%
Age 65 Over 15.4%

Race in Cape Girardeau , MO

  Ethnicity White 80.2%
  Ethnicity Black 14%
  Ethnicity Asian 2.3%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 2.5%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Other 0.7%

Population By Gender in Cape Girardeau , MO

  Male 47.3%
  Female 52.7%

Language in Cape Girardeau , MO

  English Only 94.8%
  English Other 5.2%

Economics in Cape Girardeau , MO

  Median Household Income $40,107
  Median Home Price $130,800
  Homes Owned 46%
  Homes Rent 54%
  Median Property Rent $659

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Commute Types in Cape Girardeau , MO

  Walked 4.6%
  Worked at Home 1.7%
  Public Transportation 0.6%
  Other Means 1.8%
  Drove Alone 82.5%
  Carpooled 8.8%

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Total Employed Armed Forces: 16
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