Latest Data (2018)
Population 39,853
Nationwide Rank 975

Quick Facts

Cape Girardeau, Missouri is the 975th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Cape Girardeau, Missouri is a city.

Cape Girardeau, Missouri is as large as it has ever been. In 2018 Cape Girardeau had its largest population ever.

Cape Girardeau, Missouri's growth is about average. 53% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Cape Girardeau, Missouri Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
965 Calexico, California 40,139 46.8%
966 Los Banos, California 40,074 52.2%
967 Quincy, Illinois 40,042 -1.5%
968 Crystal Lake, Illinois 40,036 4.4%
969 Royal Palm Beach, Florida 40,018 82.1%
970 Marion, Iowa 39,979 50.4%
971 Spanish Fork, Utah 39,961 92.6%
972 Hallandale Beach, Florida 39,940 16.2%
973 Delaware, Ohio 39,930 54.2%
974 La Puente, California 39,908 -2.9%
975 Cape Girardeau, Missouri 39,853 12.3%
976 Marlborough, Massachusetts 39,825 8.7%
977 Newnan, Georgia 39,784 141.5%
978 Hollister, California 39,749 14.1%
979 New Berlin, Wisconsin 39,733 3.3%
980 Keizer, Oregon 39,692 22.5%
981 Sumter, South Carolina 39,656 -2.4%
982 Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 39,639 16.6%
983 Romeoville, Illinois 39,624 79.4%
984 Indian Trail, North Carolina 39,619 190.8%
985 Carol Stream, Illinois 39,601 -2.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In Missouri

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
462 St. Joseph 75,959 2.5%
511 St. Charles 70,764 16.6%
670 St. Peters 57,127 10.9%
694 Blue Springs 55,104 13.6%
757 Florissant 51,272 -4.9%
766 Joplin 50,657 10.9%
819 Chesterfield 47,644 1.6%
897 Jefferson City 42,838 5.5%
939 Wentzville 41,164 451.2%
975 Cape Girardeau 39,853 12.3%
1096 Wildwood 35,517 7.4%
1123 University City 34,322 -8.9%
1210 Liberty 31,779 20.5%
1267 Ballwin 30,188 -3.5%
1311 Raytown 28,993 -4.1%
1356 Kirkwood 27,758 1.4%
1379 Gladstone 27,317 3.5%
1402 Maryland Heights 27,016 -0.4%
1497 Hazelwood 25,204 -3.7%
1515 Grandview 24,962 0.7%
1607 Belton 23,598 7.6%
1645 Webster Groves 22,889 -1.5%
1700 Nixa 21,868 76.0%
1705 Raymore 21,784 93.2%
1711 Sedalia 21,718 6.8%
1756 Arnold 21,073 5.5%
1780 Ferguson 20,730 -7.3%
1801 Rolla 20,390 23.6%
1811 Warrensburg 20,262 23.4%
1817 Ozark 20,188 96.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 39,853 975
2017 39,151 986
2016 39,628 958
2015 39,462 958
2014 39,167 952
2013 38,816 953
2012 38,544 950
2011 38,368 943
2010 37,941 940
2009 37,657 934
2008 37,298 936
2007 37,059 932
2006 36,729 930
2005 36,217 938
2004 35,974 928
2003 35,686 924
2002 35,670 922
2001 35,647 909
2000 35,466 909
1990 34,929 785