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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: 17,605 (15,248 occupied: 8,299 owner occupied, 6,913 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

45%
State:

34%

Housing density: 725 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $39,809.

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


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $281


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

Housing units in Cape Girardeau with a mortgage: 5,348 (60 second mortgage, 649 home equity loan, 22 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,962

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $76,503

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $42,437

Median monthly housing costs: $826


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Cape Girardeau, Missouri Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $152,643 (it was $88,800 in 2000)
Cape Girardeau:

$152,643
Missouri:

$151,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $99,230 - $230,284

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: 39,615
  • In family households: 24,945 (3,639 male householders, 4,461 female householders)
    6,028 spouses, 8,622 children (8,055 natural, 203 adopted, 346 stepchildren), 336 grandchildren, 221 brothers or sisters, 457 parents, 340 other relatives, 784 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12,149 (2,995 male householders (1,620 living alone)), 4,348 female householders (3,032 living alone)), 4,984 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,057

Size of family households: 4,150 2-persons, 1,779 3-persons, 1,120 4-persons, 739 5-persons, 116 6-persons, 85 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,668 1-person, 2,247 2-persons, 75 3-persons, 219 4-persons, 269 5-persons, 19 6-persons, 69 7-or-more-persons.

4,169 married couples with children.
2,420 single-parent households (332 men, 2,088 women).

94.6% of residents of Cape Girardeau speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
1.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (31% speak English very well, 49% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (47% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 1,776 (4.5%)
(18.2% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.6
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:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 401 bedroom
  • 1,2342 bedrooms
  • 3,9953 bedrooms
  • 2,0434 bedrooms
  • 1,0055+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Cape Girardeau population

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

  • 25no bedroom
  • 1,7721 bedroom
  • 2,8232 bedrooms
  • 1,4893 bedrooms
  • 4524 bedrooms
  • 2045+ 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:

  • 131no vehicle
  • 2,2621 vehicle
  • 4,1212 vehicles
  • 1,3343 vehicles
  • 3254 vehicles
  • 1185+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Cape Girardeau population

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

  • 632no vehicle
  • 3,4981 vehicle
  • 1,9192 vehicles
  • 2453 vehicles
  • 1794 vehicles
  • 2505+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Cape Girardeau population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 01 room
  • 152 rooms
  • 333 rooms
  • 8114 rooms
  • 1,5405 rooms
  • 1,4976 rooms
  • 1,4897 rooms
  • 1,1128 rooms
  • 1,7619+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Cape Girardeau population

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

  • 251 room
  • 2932 rooms
  • 1,6833 rooms
  • 1,9184 rooms
  • 1,2915 rooms
  • 6626 rooms
  • 4207 rooms
  • 2978 rooms
  • 2869+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Cape Girardeau population

Year house built

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
  • 1,620Less than $10,000
  • 1,047$10,000 to $14,999
  • 800$15,000 to $19,999
  • 580$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,031$25,000 to $29,999
  • 818$30,000 to $34,999
  • 692$35,000 to $39,999
  • 797$40,000 to $44,999
  • 931$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,233$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,651$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,844$75,000 to $99,999
  • 508$100,000 to $124,999
  • 493$125,000 to $149,999
  • 448$150,000 to $199,999
  • 659$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
  • 13$10,000 to $14,999
  • 66$15,000 to $19,999
  • 13$20,000 to $24,999
  • 165$25,000 to $29,999
  • 28$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1$35,000 to $39,999
  • 187$40,000 to $49,999
  • 86$50,000 to $59,999
  • 291$60,000 to $69,999
  • 225$70,000 to $79,999
  • 285$80,000 to $89,999
  • 433$90,000 to $99,999
  • 927$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,460$125,000 to $149,999
  • 911$150,000 to $174,999
  • 578$175,000 to $199,999
  • 636$200,000 to $249,999
  • 292$250,000 to $299,999
  • 569$300,000 to $399,999
  • 381$400,000 to $499,999
  • 170$500,000 to $749,999
  • 154$750,000 to $999,999
  • 30$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Cape Girardeau, MO

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Cape Girardeau, MO
  • 11Less than $100
  • 55$100 to $149
  • 40$150 to $199
  • 100$200 to $249
  • 161$250 to $299
  • 159$300 to $349
  • 530$350 to $399
  • 445$400 to $449
  • 426$450 to $499
  • 758$500 to $549
  • 384$550 to $599
  • 970$600 to $649
  • 542$650 to $699
  • 218$700 to $749
  • 334$750 to $799
  • 533$800 to $899
  • 411$900 to $999
  • 366$1,000 to $1,249
  • 102$1,250 to $1,499
  • 169$1,500 to $1,999
  • 28$2,000 to $2,499
  • 20$2,500 to $2,999
  • 305$3,000 to $3,499
  • 33$3,500 or more
  • 123No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1,1102010 or later
  • 4202000 to 2009
  • 1871990 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: 967
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 4,097
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 4,600
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 2,638
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,184
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 486
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 699
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 88
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 218
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 297
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 178
  • 90 or more minutes: 281
Cape Girardeau, MO Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 86.4%
Number of people working at home: 371 (2.0% of all workers)

Cape Girardeau mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 26,145 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 2,503 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 108 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 3 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 24 (0%)
  • Taxi: 235 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 33 (0%)
  • Walked: 907 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 371 (1%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 4,237
 American: 3,198
 English: 860
 Irish: 832
 European: 428
 Italian: 248
 Scotch-Irish: 220
 Dutch: 200
 Polish: 182
 Scottish: 168
 French (except Basque): 165
 Scandinavian: 64
 Hungarian: 48
 Arab: 39
 African: 33
 Swedish: 32
 British: 31
 Turkish: 26
 Danish: 24
 Swiss: 23
 Czech: 22
 Welsh: 21
 Norwegian: 19
 Jamaican: 18
 Alsatian: 17
 Russian: 16
 Northern European: 15
 Nigerian: 14
 Croatian: 11
 Bulgarian: 10
 Lithuanian: 9
 Canadian: 9
 Romanian: 8
 Slovak: 8
 Belgian: 7
 Greek: 5
 Cajun: 2
 Slovene: 2
 Jordanian: 1

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

  • 22%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 9%India
  • 8%Mexico
  • 6%Japan
  • 6%Guatemala
  • 5%Sri Lanka
  • 4%Poland

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

  • This state: 26,860
  • Other state: 10,600
  • Northeast: 685
  • Midwest: 4,815
  • South: 3,488
  • West: 1,577

71% 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, 64% lived in Missouri.

Cape Girardeau:

70.9%
State average:

84.3%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 82
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 4
  • 5th and 6th grade: 26
  • 7th and 8th grade: 95
  • 9th grade: 120
  • 10th grade: 93
  • 11th grade: 375
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 45
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,796
  • Less than 1 year of college: 691
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,210
  • Associate degree: 675
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,288
  • Master's degree: 1,439
  • Professional school degree: 361
  • Doctorate degree: 320

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 4
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 8
  • 5th and 6th grade: 56
  • 7th and 8th grade: 240
  • 9th grade: 211
  • 10th grade: 303
  • 11th grade: 340
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 137
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,201
  • Less than 1 year of college: 755
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,661
  • Associate degree: 470
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,567
  • Master's degree: 1,365
  • Professional school degree: 425
  • Doctorate degree: 229

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.7%Males
  • 7.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 12.7%Males
  • 7.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 27.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.0%Males
  • 11.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 6.2%Males
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 26.8%Males
  • 37.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 4.6%Males
  • 10.3%Females
Cape Girardeau marital status for males
Cape Girardeau marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,731
  • One, attached: 882
  • Two: 1,065
  • 3 or 4: 805
  • 5 to 9: 1,689
  • 10 to 19: 798
  • 20 to 49: 611
  • 50 or more: 315
  • Mobile homes: 571

Median worth of mobile homes: $16,476

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 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 0 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 (61.4%)
  • Electricity (36.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.7%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Electricity (70.8%)
  • Utility gas (29.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 794
Here:

24.8%
Missouri:

12.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 274
Here:

20.8%
Missouri:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 507
Here:

7.1%
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)