In 2017, Cape Girardeau, MO had a population of 39.1k people with a median age of 33.1 and a median household income of $42,078. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cape Girardeau, MO declined from 39,200 to 39,092, a -0.276% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,673 to $42,078, a 0.972% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cape Girardeau, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.25%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.87%), and White (Hispanic) (1.21%). N/A% of the people in Cape Girardeau, MO speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Cape Girardeau, MO are Southeast Missouri State University (2,186 degrees awarded in 2017), Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center (117 degrees), and Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences (96 degrees).
The median property value in Cape Girardeau, MO is $141,500, and the homeownership rate is 53.4%. Most people in Cape Girardeau, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Cape Girardeau, MO is 2 cars per household.