|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Cape Girardeau is 39,820. Cape Girardeau, Missouri is the 995th largest city in the US.
Parts of Cape Girardeau are located within Cape Girardeau County and Scott County.
The current population of Cape Girardeau (39,820) is it's peak population.
Cape Girardeau has grown 12.2% since the 2000. Cape Girardeau, Missouri's growth is about average. 53% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Cape Girardeau has a population density of 1,334.6 people per square mile.
|989||Culver City, California||39,970||2.7%|
|990||Florence, South Carolina||39,958||26.7%|
|993||Cottage Grove, Minnesota||39,926||30.1%|
|994||Fort Lee, New Jersey||39,871||11.7%|
|995||Cape Girardeau, Missouri||39,820||12.2%|
|997||Hobbs, New Mexico||39,756||38.9%|
|999||Plant City, Florida||39,653||31.2%|
|1000||Lincoln Park, Michigan||39,643||-0.9%|
The total voting age population of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 30,730. The voting age population is 47.3% male and 52.7% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 16.3% of the residents of Cape Girardeau are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Cape Girardeau are 81.2% White, 12.8% Black, 2.8% Asian, 2.6% Two or more races, 0.5% Other and 0.1% American Indian. Additionally, 3.1% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Cape Girardeau, 23.0% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 26.8%. On a per-household basis, 11.6% of families are below the poverty line in Cape Girardeau.
Among those aged 16 and older, 60.2% of Cape Girardeau residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 91.5% of Cape Girardeau residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 35.0% have a bachelor's degree and 14.8% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Cape Girardeau residents aged 5 and older, 5.8% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.6% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.9% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Cape Girardeau is 4.4%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Cape Girardeau, 15.4% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Cape Girardeau is $45,733.
In Cape Girardeau, 53.1% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 46.9% of housing units in Cape Girardeau.
Of all the housing units in Cape Girardeau, 13.6% of them were build before 1940.
In Cape Girardeau, 12.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 2,200 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Cape Girardeau is $794.
In Cape Girardeau, 84.0% of households have an active broadband internet connection.