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Cape Girardeau County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2017: 78,161 (69% urban, 31% rural); it was 68,693 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 13,123
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,527
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 18,450
Renter-occupied apartments: 10,198 (it was 8,530 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

31%

Land area: 579 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 135 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Cape Girardeau County: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (29.2%), Educational, health and social services (22.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Cape Girardeau County, MO (2017)
    • 67,75798.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,9328.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,9012.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,5132.2%Two or more races
    • 1,2871.9%Asian alone
    • 1390.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 250.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 160.02%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

36.2 years
Missouri median age:

38.5 years
Males: 37,059  (47.4%)
Females: 41,102  (52.6%)
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Average household size:
Cape Girardeau County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,140 ($36,458 in 1999)
This county:

$51,140
Missouri:

$53,578

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $641 (lower quartile is $507, upper quartile is $798)
This county:

$641
State:

$628


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $158,300 (it was $91,800 in 2000)
Cape Girardeau:

$158,300
Missouri:

$156,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $105,400 - $200,200

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $202,803
Here:

$202,803
State:

$204,558

Townhouses or other attached units: $49,597
Here:

$49,597
State:

$195,769

In 2-unit structures: $133,751
Here:

$133,751
State:

$129,380

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $102,732
Here:

$102,732
State:

$235,831

Mobile homes: $35,833
Here:

$35,833
State:

$68,427

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,101
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $378

Institutionalized population: 986

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 71
  • Burglaries: 77
  • Thefts: 124
  • Auto thefts: 10

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 109
  • Burglaries: 61
  • Thefts: 143
  • Auto thefts: 17
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 137 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 1998: 198 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 1999: 184 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2000: 150 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2001: 151 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2002: 156 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2003: 155 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 2004: 177 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2005: 181 buildings, average cost: $154,100
  • 2006: 138 buildings, average cost: $191,900
  • 2007: 161 buildings, average cost: $184,700
  • 2008: 80 buildings, average cost: $192,600
  • 2009: 64 buildings, average cost: $150,600
  • 2010: 72 buildings, average cost: $145,900
  • 2011: 91 buildings, average cost: $175,400
  • 2012: 122 buildings, average cost: $199,200
  • 2013: 127 buildings, average cost: $203,700
  • 2014: 163 buildings, average cost: $190,700
  • 2015: 119 buildings, average cost: $234,300
  • 2016: 132 buildings, average cost: $231,900
  • 2017: 260 buildings, average cost: $192,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Cape Girardeau, MO residents
Average permit cost in Cape Girardeau, MO
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,278 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $985 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Cape Girardeau, MO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cape Girardeau, MO in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Cape Girardeau, MO in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.2%
Cape Girardeau County:

16.2%
Missouri:

13.4%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.7% for Black residents, 20.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.6% for American Indian residents, 33.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 27.3% for other race residents, 26.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 36.2 years old
(Males: 35.3 years old, Females: 36.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39.8 years old, Black residents: 21.8 years old, American Indian residents: 31.5 years old, Asian residents: 22.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.3 years old, Other race residents: 50.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cape Girardeau County is $399 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $527 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $681 a month.

Cities in this county include: Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Delta, Gordonville, Oak Ridge, Pocahontas, Whitewater, Allenville, Dutchtown, Old Appleton.

Cape Girardeau County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Cape Girardeau County: Paddy Creek Campground (A), Big Piney Campground (B), Cave Eddy Campground (C), Sunset Drive-In (D), VFW Campground (E), Roby Lake Picnic Area and Wilderness Trail Head (F), Paddy Creek Campground (G), Slabtown Picnic Area (H), Paddy Creek Picnic Area (I), Mason Bridge River Access and Boat Launch (J), Licking State Forest Nursery (K), Hazleton Mill (L), Stultz (M), Sandy Shoals Ford (N), Pleasant Hill School (O), Old Evening Shade (P), Little Creek School (Q), Gum Spring School (R), Excelsior School (S), Hanks (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cape Girardeau County include: Emery Church (A), Oak Hill Church (B), Oakdale Church (C), Fairview Church (D), Ozark Church (E), Midvale Church (F), Pine Church (G), Bell Church (H), Pleasant Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hamilton Cemetery (1), Hamilton Creek Cemetery (2), Harlow Cemetery (3), Mahan Cemetery (4), New Home Cemetery (5), Hutchison Cemetery (6), Foard Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Gemay (A), Roby Lake (B), Austin Community Lake (C), Hutcheson Lake (D), Slabtown Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: East Fork Roubidoux Creek (A), Elk Creek (B), Dry Fork (C), Dry Bone Creek (D), Dog Creek (E), Holden Branch (F), Sycamore Creek (G), Crag Branch (H), Little Paddy Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Cape Girardeau County include: Piney River Narrows State Natural Area (1), Pairlee Freeman Barnes State Wildlife Area (2), Barn Hollow Natural Area (3), Summersville Towersite State Wildlife Area (4), Rodeo Stadium (5), Cabool State Wildlife Management Area (6), Larson State Wildlife Management Area (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Archuleta County, Colorado , Garfield County, Utah , Cedar County , Logan County, West Virginia , Giles County, Virginia , Wyoming County, West Virginia , Mississippi County , Newton County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Missouri:

3.9%

Unemployment by year in Cape Girardeau, MO
County total employment by year in Cape Girardeau, MO
County average yearly wages by year in Cape Girardeau, MO

Current college students: 6,507
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 31.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,609 (19.9% naturalized citizens)

Cape Girardeau County:

3.3%
Whole state:

4.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,4412010 or later
  • 6152000 to 2009
  • 2411990 to 1999
  • 921980 to 1989
  • 1341970 to 1979
  • 179Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.2%

Cape Girardeau County marital status for males Cape Girardeau County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 24,537
  • One, attached: 511
  • Two: 880
  • 3 or 4: 1,842
  • 5 to 9: 1,591
  • 10 to 19: 1,181
  • 20 to 49: 272
  • 50 or more: 442
  • Mobile homes: 2,353
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 54

Housing units in Cape Girardeau County with a mortgage: 13,438 (274 second mortgage, 1,473 home equity loan, 34 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,815

Here:

68.4% with mortgage
State:

61.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cape Girardeau County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant36,39673
Catholic11,1624
Mainline Protestant9,17726
Other8888
Black Protestant5304
Orthodox271
None17,494-
Cape Girardeau County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Cape Girardeau County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Cape Girardeau County:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 73
This county:

10.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cape Girardeau County:

8.6%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Cape Girardeau County:

29.7%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.1%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Cape Girardeau County:

Average size of farms: 217 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $36,809
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $176.04
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 46.27%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $32,528
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 51.83%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $43,342
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.28%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.97
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.44%
Corn for grain: 25275 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 14557 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 53318 harvested acres
Vegetables: 78 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 514 acres

Tornado activity:

Cape Girardeau County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 1873041.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 23 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/25/1954, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cape Girardeau County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 14.2 miles away from Cape Girardeau County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 121.5 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 110.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 138.7 miles away from Cape Girardeau County center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 125.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2015 to January 09, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4250: January 21, 2016, FEMA Id: 4250, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 22, 2015 to January 09, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3374: January 02, 2016, FEMA Id: 3374, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 29, 2013 to June 11, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4130: July 18, 2013, FEMA Id: 4130, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 19, 2011 to June 06, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1980: May 09, 2011, FEMA Id: 1980, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3317: February 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 08, 2009 to May 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1847: June 19, 2009, FEMA Id: 1847, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1822: February 17, 2009, FEMA Id: 1822, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3303: January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Flooding, and a Tornado, Incident Period: September 11, 2008 to September 24, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1809: November 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 1809, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 01, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1773: June 25, 2008, FEMA Id: 1773, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Cape Girardeau County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 12, Winter Storms: 5, Winds: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Cape Girardeau

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 36,450 (84.9%)
  • Carpooled: 3,900 (9.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 80 (0.2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 6 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 44 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 349 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 22 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 1,106 (2.6%)
  • Worked at home: 947 (2.2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (17%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • India (7%)
  • Nepal (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Japan (4%)
  • Vietnam (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cape Girardeau County


  • German (29%)
  • American (19%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri in 2000:

  • 1,901 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,078 people in nursing homes
  • 165 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 81 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 76 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 42 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 30 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 24 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 7 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri in 2010:

  • 2,627 people in college/university student housing
  • 876 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 70 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 59 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 54 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 43 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 25 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 23 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 19 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 19 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 8 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $64,793.

5.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,095 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
Missouri average:

7.04%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.33% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($23,064 average AGI)
2.55% relocated from other states ($23,030 average AGI)
Cape Girardeau County:

2.55%
Missouri average:

2.68%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Scott County, MO  0.88% ($36,457 average AGI)
from Bollinger County, MO  0.29% ($34,107)
from Perry County, MO  0.28% ($41,573)
from St. Louis County, MO  0.27% ($67,380)
from Stoddard County, MO  0.19% ($45,071)
from Alexander County, IL  0.19% ($34,618)
from Butler County, MO  0.14% ($35,750)


6.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,264 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
Missouri average:

7.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.44% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($21,779 average AGI)
2.76% relocated to other states ($24,485 average AGI)
Cape Girardeau County:

2.76%
Missouri average:

2.80%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Scott County, MO  0.81% ($30,388 average AGI)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.43% ($44,811)
to Bollinger County, MO  0.25% ($41,329)
to Perry County, MO  0.23% ($32,435)
to St. Louis city, MO  0.23% ($49,662)
to St. Charles County, MO  0.16% ($48,638)
to Stoddard County, MO  0.15% ($42,659)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7

Births per 1000 population in Cape Girardeau County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Cape Girardeau County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Cape Girardeau County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cape Girardeau County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Cape Girardeau County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cape Girardeau County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cape Girardeau County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cape Girardeau County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Cape Girardeau County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 11,633 (9,640 aged, 1,993 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,350 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,195)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (950)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (713)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (524)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (513)
  • Unspecified dementia (332)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (323)
  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (309)
  • Congestive heart failure (297)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (251)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.83
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 29,249
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 645
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 99,287

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,239
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,027
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 1

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 56
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 91

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 95.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 59.0
  • Other - 36.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 78,161
  • In family households: 58,334 (8,993 male householders, 9,593 female householders)
    12,372 spouses, 22,215 children (20,588 natural, 204 adopted, 1,423 stepchildren), 872 grandchildren, 929 brothers or sisters, 1,348 parents, 1,185 other relatives, 827 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 16,292 (4,604 male householders (3,400 living alone)), 6,055 female householders (4,539 living alone)), 5,633 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,535

Size of family households: 9,488 2-persons, 4,373 3-persons, 2,939 4-persons, 1,078 5-persons, 548 6-persons, 160 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,939 1-person, 2,141 2-persons, 264 3-persons, 91 4-persons, 202 5-persons, 22 6-persons.

8,443 married couples with children.
6,525 single-parent households (1,397 men, 5,128 women).

96.5% of residents of Cape Girardeau speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (82% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $350,866,000 ($4,961 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $15,453,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $159,913,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $71,743,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,685,000
Federal grants: $72,411,000
Federal procurement contracts: $15,428,000 ($4,290,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $27,685,000 ($3,321,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,421,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $14,046,000
Federal Government insurance: $70,619,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,584
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,473
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +335
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,126
Here:

+16 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Cape Girardeau County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 8.91 millions of gallons per day (45% from ground, 55% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.4

Year house built in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
  • Year house built in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
  • 1,1372014 or later
  • 6622010 to 2013
  • 4,0152000 to 2009
  • 4,9361990 to 1999
  • 5,6561980 to 1989
  • 4,9891970 to 1979
  • 4,1101960 to 1969
  • 3,8211950 to 1959
  • 1,2031940 to 1949
  • 3,1341939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
  • 1401 room
  • 2842 rooms
  • 1763 rooms
  • 1,6024 rooms
  • 4,5385 rooms
  • 2,9346 rooms
  • 2,9177 rooms
  • 2,9938 rooms
  • 4,6699+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
  • 4761 room
  • 8812 rooms
  • 1,1153 rooms
  • 2,4224 rooms
  • 1,1945 rooms
  • 1,4536 rooms
  • 6797 rooms
  • 5988 rooms
  • 1749+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
  • 140no bedroom
  • 3161 bedroom
  • 2,3442 bedrooms
  • 11,1653 bedrooms
  • 4,4964 bedrooms
  • 1,7925+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
  • 489no bedroom
  • 1,6421 bedroom
  • 3,3492 bedrooms
  • 2,3263 bedrooms
  • 8124 bedrooms
  • 3745+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Cape Girardeau County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cape Girardeau County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 398no vehicle
  • 5,2161 vehicle
  • 8,9992 vehicles
  • 4,3773 vehicles
  • 8504 vehicles
  • 4135+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Cape Girardeau County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cape Girardeau County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,824no vehicle
  • 3,5501 vehicle
  • 2,9612 vehicles
  • 2753 vehicles
  • 2454 vehicles
  • 1375+ vehicles

82.2% of Cape Girardeau County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in Missouri.

Cape Girardeau County:

82.2%
State average:

84.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 60,003
  • Other state: 15,134
  • Northeast: 457
  • Midwest: 6,582
  • South: 5,560
  • West: 2,535
Year householders moved into unit in Cape Girardeau County, MO
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cape Girardeau County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 47.3%Utility gas
  • 40.0%Electricity
  • 9.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.0%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 65.1%Electricity
  • 29.5%Utility gas
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,498
Here:

18.1%
Missouri:

13.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 716
Here:

18.7%
Missouri:

12.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 599
Here:

8.4%
Missouri:

23.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Cape Girardeau County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,190,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,191,000
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $5,513,000
    Regular Highways: $4,588,000
    Police Protection: $3,532,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,248,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,966,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,428,000
    General - Other: $794,000
    General Public Buildings: $502,000
    Parks and Recreation: $380,000
    Health - Other: $159,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $117,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,875,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,440,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $435,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $471,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $602,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,011,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,072,000
    Other: $495,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,090,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,245,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $995,000

Cape Girardeau County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,190,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,191,000
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $5,513,000
    Regular Highways: $4,588,000
    Police Protection: $3,532,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,248,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,966,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,428,000
    General - Other: $794,000
    General Public Buildings: $502,000
    Parks and Recreation: $380,000
    Health - Other: $159,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $117,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,875,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,440,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $435,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $471,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $602,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,011,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,072,000
    Other: $495,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,090,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,245,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $995,000

Cape Girardeau County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,190,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,191,000
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $5,513,000
    Regular Highways: $4,588,000
    Police Protection: $3,532,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,248,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,966,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,428,000
    General - Other: $794,000
    General Public Buildings: $502,000
    Parks and Recreation: $380,000
    Health - Other: $159,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $117,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,875,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,440,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $435,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $471,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $602,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,011,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,072,000
    Other: $495,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,090,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,245,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $995,000

Cape Girardeau County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,190,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,191,000
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $5,513,000
    Regular Highways: $4,588,000
    Police Protection: $3,532,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,248,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,966,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,428,000
    General - Other: $794,000
    General Public Buildings: $502,000
    Parks and Recreation: $380,000
    Health - Other: $159,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $117,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,875,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,440,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $435,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $471,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $602,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,011,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,072,000
    Other: $495,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,090,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,245,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $995,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,385
  • Number of aged recipients: 93
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,292
  • Number of recipients under 18: 232
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 948
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 205
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 528
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 596
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED352$120,037592$151,7361,674$154,685118$66,63618$420,556225$114,23633$49,879
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$122,53820$138,300130$151,6628$41,2501$5,850,0006$41,3334$40,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED58$122,05266$120,000444$158,79543$35,6053$548,66720$83,85028$50,714
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN28$130,07140$142,350331$147,4808$68,5000$019$94,9474$75,750
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$106,2502$30,50094$154,3190$00$00$03$45,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 15 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED72$152,55680$157,2000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$136,46212$170,9170$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$147,06716$172,0001$23,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$78,0007$187,7140$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$109,0002$145,5001$23,000
Most common first names in Cape Girardeau County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John39276.1 years
William36576.6 years
Mary35180.3 years
James29372.3 years
Charles27573.9 years
Robert26173.5 years
Helen15980.5 years
Dorothy15577.0 years
George15177.1 years
Paul14874.3 years
Most common last names in Cape Girardeau County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith18276.3 years
Seabaugh13279.1 years
Jones11575.7 years
Davis11477.8 years
Brown10375.4 years
Johnson9671.8 years
Miller9477.5 years
Williams9177.7 years
Moore7773.9 years
Thompson7077.9 years
Businesses in Cape Girardeau County, MO
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Macy's1
AT&T3MasterBrand Cabinets1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Mazda1
Ace Hardware2McDonald's3
Advance Auto Parts1Men's Wearhouse1
Aeropostale1Motherhood Maternity1
American Eagle Outfitters1New Balance5
Applebee's1New York & Co1
Arby's2Nike10
Ashley Furniture1Nissan1
AutoZone2Old Navy1
Barnes & Noble1Olive Garden1
Bath & Body Works1Outback1
Blockbuster1Outback Steakhouse1
Burger King4Panera Bread1
Charlotte Russe1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Payless2
Chick-Fil-A1Penske1
Coldwater Creek1Pizza Hut3
Comfort Suites1Popeyes1
Cracker Barrel1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Curves2Quiznos1
Dairy Queen3RadioShack2
Dennys1Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza2Ruby Tuesday1
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx17Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Finish Line1SAS Shoes1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In3
GNC1Sam's Club1
GameStop2Sears2
Goodwill2Shoe Carnival1
Gymboree1Slumberland1
H&R Block4Spencer Gifts1
Hardee's2Sprint Nextel1
Hilton1Staples1
Hobby Lobby1Starbucks2
Holiday Inn2Steak 'n Shake1
Hollister Co.1Subway6
Honda1Super 81
Hot Topic1T-Mobile3
Hyundai1T.J.Maxx1
JCPenney1Taco Bell3
Jones New York3Target1
Justice1Toyota1
KFC2Toys"R"Us1
Kmart1U-Haul3
Kohl's1UPS14
La-Z-Boy1Victoria's Secret1
Lane Bryant1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture2Walmart2
LensCrafters1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wet Seal1
Long John Silver's1White Castle1
Lowe's1

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