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Cape Girardeau, MO (Missouri) Houses and Residents

Cape Girardeau,MO index of house prices

Total population: 39,167 (Urban population: 34,658 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 661 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 17,486 (15,208 occupied: 8,138 owner occupied, 7,064 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

46%
State:

34%

Housing density: 720 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $46,917.

Median contract rent in 2016: $348 (lower quartile is $257, upper quartile is $432)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $309


Median gross rent in Cape Girardeau, MO in 2016: $436

Housing units in Cape Girardeau with a mortgage: 5,110 (61 second mortgage, 605 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,026

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $77,504

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $41,616

Median monthly housing costs: $838


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Cape Girardeau, Missouri Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $143,990 (it was $88,800 in 2000)
Cape Girardeau:

$143,990
Missouri:

$151,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $100,111 - $225,004

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $180,595
Here:

$180,595
State:

$199,711

Townhouses or other attached units: $184,998
Here:

$184,998
State:

$185,692

In 2-unit structures: $77,755
Here:

$77,755
State:

$123,941

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $83,011
Here:

$83,011
State:

$194,576

Mobile homes: $21,554
Here:

$21,554
State:

$92,392
Median year house/condo built: 1974

Median year apartment built: 1976

Household type by relationship:

Households: 39,613
  • In family households: 24,838 (3,662 male householders, 4,348 female householders)
    6,084 spouses, 8,455 children (7,835 natural, 225 adopted, 370 stepchildren), 353 grandchildren, 254 brothers or sisters, 501 parents, 323 other relatives, 833 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12,090 (2,882 male householders (1,573 living alone)), 4,466 female householders (3,151 living alone)), 4,859 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,011

Size of family households: 4,057 2-persons, 1,845 3-persons, 1,080 4-persons, 690 5-persons, 137 6-persons, 98 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,715 1-person, 2,066 2-persons, 68 3-persons, 232 4-persons, 269 5-persons, 12 6-persons, 29 7-or-more-persons.

4,227 married couples with children.
2,422 single-parent households (454 men, 1,968 women).

94.8% of residents of Cape Girardeau speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (87% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
2.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (32% speak English very well, 47% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 1,674 (4.2%)
(17.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

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

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Cape Girardeau, Missouri:

  • 12no bedroom
  • 381 bedroom
  • 1,1432 bedrooms
  • 4,0523 bedrooms
  • 1,9394 bedrooms
  • 9805+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Cape Girardeau population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cape Girardeau, Missouri:

  • 25no bedroom
  • 1,7481 bedroom
  • 2,9132 bedrooms
  • 1,6953 bedrooms
  • 4014 bedrooms
  • 1915+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Cape Girardeau population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Cape Girardeau in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 149no vehicle
  • 2,1361 vehicle
  • 4,0712 vehicles
  • 1,3753 vehicles
  • 3254 vehicles
  • 945+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Cape Girardeau population

Cars and other vehicles available in Cape Girardeau in renter-occupied apartments

  • 654no vehicle
  • 3,5711 vehicle
  • 1,9912 vehicles
  • 2213 vehicles
  • 2534 vehicles
  • 2315+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Cape Girardeau population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cape Girardeau, Missouri:

  • 141 room
  • 142 rooms
  • 373 rooms
  • 7374 rooms
  • 1,4465 rooms
  • 1,5416 rooms
  • 1,4547 rooms
  • 1,1158 rooms
  • 1,7519+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Cape Girardeau population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cape Girardeau, Missouri:

  • 251 room
  • 2862 rooms
  • 1,6833 rooms
  • 1,9704 rooms
  • 1,3825 rooms
  • 7346 rooms
  • 3687 rooms
  • 2738 rooms
  • 3249+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Cape Girardeau population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Cape Girardeau, MO household income distribution

  • Cape Girardeau, MO household income distribution
  • 1,763Less than $10,000
  • 1,008$10,000 to $14,999
  • 790$15,000 to $19,999
  • 633$20,000 to $24,999
  • 927$25,000 to $29,999
  • 770$30,000 to $34,999
  • 767$35,000 to $39,999
  • 773$40,000 to $44,999
  • 871$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,359$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,652$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,763$75,000 to $99,999
  • 538$100,000 to $124,999
  • 478$125,000 to $149,999
  • 407$150,000 to $199,999
  • 621$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Cape Girardeau, MO

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Cape Girardeau, MO
  • 222Less than $10,000
  • 17$10,000 to $14,999
  • 66$15,000 to $19,999
  • 9$20,000 to $24,999
  • 141$25,000 to $29,999
  • 31$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1$35,000 to $39,999
  • 202$40,000 to $49,999
  • 80$50,000 to $59,999
  • 312$60,000 to $69,999
  • 244$70,000 to $79,999
  • 284$80,000 to $89,999
  • 439$90,000 to $99,999
  • 878$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,370$125,000 to $149,999
  • 878$150,000 to $174,999
  • 508$175,000 to $199,999
  • 674$200,000 to $249,999
  • 282$250,000 to $299,999
  • 528$300,000 to $399,999
  • 393$400,000 to $499,999
  • 216$500,000 to $749,999
  • 188$750,000 to $999,999
  • 63$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 39$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Cape Girardeau, MO

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Cape Girardeau, MO
  • 37Less than $100
  • 53$100 to $149
  • 50$150 to $199
  • 101$200 to $249
  • 46$250 to $299
  • 184$300 to $349
  • 519$350 to $399
  • 463$400 to $449
  • 379$450 to $499
  • 762$500 to $549
  • 386$550 to $599
  • 1,053$600 to $649
  • 632$650 to $699
  • 214$700 to $749
  • 369$750 to $799
  • 602$800 to $899
  • 444$900 to $999
  • 383$1,000 to $1,249
  • 107$1,250 to $1,499
  • 183$1,500 to $1,999
  • 11$2,000 to $2,499
  • 12$2,500 to $2,999
  • 68$3,000 to $3,499
  • 11$3,500 or more
  • 142No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1,1782010 or later
  • 3772000 to 2009
  • 1761990 to 1999
  • 821980 to 1989
  • 1031970 to 1979
  • 120Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Cape Girardeau population
Cape Girardeau commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 934
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3,997
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 4,505
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 2,663
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,397
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 495
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 601
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 142
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 220
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 295
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 196
  • 90 or more minutes: 265
Cape Girardeau, MO Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 86.9%
Number of people working at home: 345 (1.9% of all workers)

Cape Girardeau mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 25,389 (87%)
  • Carpooled: 2,483 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 68 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 3 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 38 (0%)
  • Taxi: 179 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 29 (0%)
  • Walked: 687 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 345 (1%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 4,204
 American: 3,496
 Irish: 897
 English: 757
 European: 466
 Scottish: 252
 Italian: 250
 Scotch-Irish: 218
 Dutch: 213
 Polish: 180
 French (except Basque): 137
 Swedish: 59
 Moroccan: 52
 Scandinavian: 50
 Hungarian: 46
 Czech: 43
 African: 43
 Arab: 40
 Nigerian: 33
 British: 31
 Romanian: 28
 Danish: 22
 Swiss: 22
 Northern European: 21
 Norwegian: 20
 Turkish: 20
 Jamaican: 18
 Russian: 17
 Lithuanian: 16
 Alsatian: 15
 Croatian: 14
 Bulgarian: 12
 Belgian: 11
 Celtic: 11
 Slovak: 10
 Canadian: 10
 Czechoslovakian: 7
 Greek: 5
 Welsh: 3
 Cajun: 3
 Slovene: 2

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 23%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 9%India
  • 9%Mexico
  • 5%Nepal
  • 5%Sri Lanka
  • 4%Saudi Arabia
  • 3%Japan

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

  • This state: 26,704
  • Other state: 10,776
  • Northeast: 778
  • Midwest: 4,847
  • South: 3,621
  • West: 1,502

70% of Cape Girardeau residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Missouri.

Cape Girardeau:

69.8%
State average:

84.3%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 79
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 38
  • 5th and 6th grade: 24
  • 7th and 8th grade: 91
  • 9th grade: 115
  • 10th grade: 116
  • 11th grade: 308
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 39
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,761
  • Less than 1 year of college: 660
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,382
  • Associate degree: 778
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,184
  • Master's degree: 1,251
  • Professional school degree: 346
  • Doctorate degree: 302

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 4
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 67
  • 5th and 6th grade: 30
  • 7th and 8th grade: 215
  • 9th grade: 162
  • 10th grade: 310
  • 11th grade: 320
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 124
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,309
  • Less than 1 year of college: 784
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,826
  • Associate degree: 463
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,454
  • Master's degree: 1,291
  • Professional school degree: 416
  • Doctorate degree: 233

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.2%Males
  • 7.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 11.4%Males
  • 5.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 33.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 29.9%Males
  • 8.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 28.5%Males
  • 35.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 2.4%Males
  • 3.0%Females
Cape Girardeau marital status for males
Cape Girardeau marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,755
  • One, attached: 834
  • Two: 1,080
  • 3 or 4: 739
  • 5 to 9: 1,720
  • 10 to 19: 800
  • 20 to 49: 555
  • 50 or more: 312
  • Mobile homes: 574

Median worth of mobile homes: $16,817

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 1.0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 1.6%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Cape Girardeau:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cape Girardeau
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (61.2%)
  • Electricity (36.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.7%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Electricity (69.4%)
  • Utility gas (30.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • Wood (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 874
Here:

27.4%
Missouri:

12.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 243
Here:

18.3%
Missouri:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 416
Here:

5.6%
Missouri:

24.6%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)