Cape Girardeau, MO

39,200 Population
28.9 square miles 1,357.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.6%
was 0.6%
 
Population Density
1,357.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
45.7%
was 46.2%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
4.1%
was 4.0%
 
Percent Under 18
18.6%
was 18.8%
 
Percent 65 and Over
15.5%
was 15.4%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.4
was 4.5
Ranked 9th Lowest in MO
Percent Living in Poverty
24.4%
was 25.9%
 
Median Household Income
$41,673
was $40,107
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
49.1
48.9
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
5.1
was 12.9
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
532.5
was 666.4
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,941.8
was 5,140.0
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
17,349
was 17,403
 
Median Rent
$708
was $659
 
Total Building Permits
98
was 137
 
Occupied Housing Units
15,440
was 15,462
 
Homeownership Rate
53.4%
was 54.0%
 
Single Family Building Permits
44
was 48
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
598.6
was 601.6
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
21.0%
was 21.4%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
54
was 89
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.8
was 8.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.5
was 3.6
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.0%
was 97.4%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.8%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
90.3%
was 88.7%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
34.1%
was 34.5%
 

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