Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
97,622
0.298% 1-year growth
2022 Median Age
37.9
0.265% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.9%
0.126% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$62,671
9.85% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$182,400
14.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
47,858
2.19% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Cape Girardeau, MO-IL had a population of 97.6k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $62,671. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cape Girardeau, MO-IL grew from 97,332 to 97,622, a 0.298% increase and its median household income grew from $57,051 to $62,671, a 9.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.18%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.31%), White (Hispanic) (1.34%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.32%).

None of the households in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.8% of the residents in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL are Southeast Missouri State University (2,118 degrees awarded in 2022), Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center (111 degrees), and Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences (64 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL was $182,400, and the homeownership rate was 69%.

Most people in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL was 2 cars per household.

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL borders Paducah, KY-IL and Sikeston, MO.

Population & Diversity

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL is home to a population of 97.6k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.18% of Cape Girardeau, MO-IL residents were born outside of the country (2.13k people).

In 2022, there were 10.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (82.4k people) in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.98k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.24k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Cape Girardeau, MO-IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    82.4k ± 309
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.98k ± 382
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.24k ± 552
2.4%
Hispanic Population
2.34k people

In 2022, there were 10.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (82.4k people) in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.98k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.24k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.4% of the people in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL are hispanic (2.34k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    659,777 ± 23,625 people
  2. India
    187,582 ± 13,573 people
  3. Poland
    124,047 ± 9,361 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri and Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 659,777 Missouri and Illinois residents, followed by India with 187,582 and Poland with 124,047.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.18%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.13k people
2.21%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.15k people

As of 2022, 2.18% of Cape Girardeau, MO-IL residents (2.13k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL was 2.21%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,323 ± 263
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,001 ± 221
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    696 ± 202

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cape Girardeau, MO-IL employs 47.9k people. The largest industries in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,315 people), Retail Trade (6,132 people), and Educational Services (5,409 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,750), Information ($57,009), and Wholesale Trade ($54,781).

Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,490. The income inequality in Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

47.9k
2022 Value
± 1,744
2.19%
1 Year growth
± 4.99%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL grew at a rate of 2.19%, from 46.8k employees to 47.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,746 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,161 people), and Management Occupations (4,396 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cape Girardeau, MO-IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

47.9k
2022 Value
± 1,744
2.19%
1 Year growth
± 4.99%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL grew at a rate of 2.19%, from 46.8k employees to 47.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,315 people), Retail Trade (6,132 people), and Educational Services (5,409 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cape Girardeau, MO-IL, though some of these residents may live in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,230
Median earning men ± $2,133
$29,701
Median earning women ± $1,487

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,106), Information ($68,657), and Manufacturing ($59,476).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,480), Information ($42,941), and Public Administration ($42,726).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,202
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 776
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 604
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Illinois and Missouri went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (46%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.19%).

Josh Hawley, Eric Schmitt, Dick Durbin, and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Missouri and Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Missouri and Illinois is currently represented by 25 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Missouri and Illinois

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Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Eric Schmitt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023
Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Josh Hawley, Eric Schmitt, Dick Durbin, and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Missouri and Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Missouri and Illinois

Missouri and Illinois is currently represented by 25 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL awarded 2,343 degrees. The student population of Cape Girardeau, MO-IL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,101 male students and 6,230 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL are White (1,887 and 86.3%), followed by Black or African American (160 and 7.32%), Hispanic or Latino (43 and 1.97%), and Two or More Races (40 and 1.83%).

The largest universities in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL by number of degrees awarded are Southeast Missouri State University (2,118 and 90.4%), Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center (111 and 4.74%), and Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences (64 and 2.73%).

The most popular majors in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL are Registered Nursing (136 and 5.8%), General Business Administration & Management (136 and 5.8%), and General Studies (118 and 5.04%).

The median tuition costs in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL are $11,124 for private four year colleges, and $7,761 and $14,331 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 86%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 10,331 (39.7% men and 60.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 10,331 students enrolled in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL, 39.7% men and 60.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,567 records, of which 62.7% were women and 37.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 104 degrees awarded
  2. 90 degrees awarded
  3. 118 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL was General Biological Sciences with 104 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,118 degrees awarded
  2. 111 degrees awarded
  3. 64 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southeast Missouri State University with 2,118 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 802 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL, which is 0.52 times less than the 1,541 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,887 degrees mean that there were 11.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 160 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($11,124) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,254) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($918) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.956% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.876% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.1M), Some college (3.26M), and Bachelors Degree (2.97M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL was $182,400 in 2022, which is 0.647 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $159,400 to $182,400, a 14.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL is 69%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL is $62,671. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL was DuPage County, IL with a value of $107,035, followed by Kendall County, IL and Lake County, IL, with respective values of $106,358 and $104,553.

Property

$182,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,461
$25,603
Median Property Taxes
±$1,163

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cape Girardeau, MO-IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

69%
Homeownership
2022
63.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69% of the housing units in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL was DuPage County, IL with a value of $107,035, followed by Kendall County, IL and Lake County, IL, with respective values of $106,358 and $104,553.

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Household Income

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$62,671
Median Household Income
± $3,697
37.1k
Number of Households
± 1,452

In 2022, the median household income of the 37.1k households in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL grew to $62,671 from the previous year's value of $57,051.

The following chart displays the households in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cape Girardeau, MO-IL is from Missouri and Illinois.
0.455
2022 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.457
2021 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.477
2022 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2022, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.432% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.477 and income inequality had a 0.371% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.3%)
  2. Carpooled (9.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.62%)

In 2022, 81.3% of workers in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.1%) and those who worked at home (6.62%).

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Commute Time

21.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.74% of the workforce in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL (14k out of 93.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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Health

92.5% of the population of Cape Girardeau, MO-IL has health coverage, with 51.9% on employee plans, 13.3% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.81% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Missouri see 1405 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.2% decrease from the previous year (1422 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1650 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 457 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Illinois see 1231 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.806% decrease from the previous year (1241 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1221 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 372 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,405 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Missouri
1,231 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Illinois

Primary care physicians in Missouri see an average of 1,405 patients per year. This represents a 1.2% decrease from the previous year (1,422 patients).

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,231 patients per year. This represents a 0.806% decrease from the previous year (1,241 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Missouri and Illinois in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.3% under 18 years, 23.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36% between 35 and 64 years, and 17% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.52%
Uninsured
51.9%
Employer Coverage
13.3%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
1.81%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cape Girardeau, MO-IL declined by 2.06% from 7.68% to 7.52%.

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