Cape Girardeau, MO Population

Population: 35,349. Estimated population in July 2020: 36,204 (+2.4% change)
Males: 16,695 (47.2%), Females: 18,654 (52.8%)

Cape Girardeau County

Zip codes: 63701, 63703.

Median resident age: 33.6 years
Median household income: $32,452
Median house value: $90,800

Races in Cape Girardeau:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.7%)
  • Black (9.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (28.1%), Irish (10.7%), United States (10.6%), English (8.0%), French (3.6%), Dutch (2.2%).

Elevation: 354 feet

Land area: 24.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Cape Girardeau

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 29.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cape Girardeau city

  • Never married: 32.6%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

2.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +350 (+1.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Cape Girardeau:

  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HOSPITAL (1701 LACEY ST)
  • ST FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER (211 ST FRANCIS DR)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Cape Girardeau:

  • CHOATE MENTAL HEALTH & DEVELOPMENT CTR (about 26 miles; ANNA, IL)
  • UNION COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; ANNA, IL)
  • MISSOURI DELTA MEDICAL CENTER (about 29 miles; SIKESTON, MO)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Cape Girardeau:

  • CAPE GIRARDEAU REGIONAL (about 7 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Abbreviation: CGI)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (about 38 miles; CARBONDALE/MURPHYSBORO, IL; Abbreviation: MDH)
  • WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL (about 49 miles; MARION, IL; Abbreviation: MWA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Cape Girardeau:

  • CAIRO RGNL (about 29 miles; CAIRO, IL; Abbreviation: CIR)
  • SIKESTON MEML MUNI (about 30 miles; SIKESTON, MO; Abbreviation: SIK)
  • TWIN CITY AIRPARK (about 31 miles; MARBLE HILL, MO; Abbreviation: 0T3)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Cape Girardeau:

  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 7,227; Location: ONE UNIVERSITY PLZ; Public; Website: WWW.SEMO.EDU; Offers Master’s degree)
  • CAPE GIRARDEAU CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 117; Location: 301 N CLARK AVE; Public)
  • METRO BUSINESS COLLEGE OF CAPE GIRARDEAU (Full-time enrollment: 50; Location: 1732 N KINGSHIGHWAY; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.METROBUSINESSCOLLEGE.EDU)
  • STAGE ONE (Full-time enrollment: 48; Location: 904 BROADWAY; Private, for-profit)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HOSPITAL COLLEGE OF NURSING (Full-time enrollment: 37; Location: 1819 BROADWAY; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.southeastmissourihospital.com/college)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Cape Girardeau:

  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (about 37 miles; CARBONDALE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,742)
  • JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE (about 45 miles; CARTERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,255)
  • SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE (about 89 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,333)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-MARTIN (about 91 miles; MARTIN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,131)
  • JEFFERSON COLLEGE (about 97 miles; HILLSBORO, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,568)
  • MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 100 miles; MURRAY, KY; Full-time enrollment: 7,676)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 102 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,038)

Schools

Public high schools in Cape Girardeau:

  • CENTRAL HIGH (Students: 1,334; Location: 1000 S SILVER SPRINGS RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CAPE GIRARDEAU CAR. & TECH CTR (Location: 1080 S SILVER SPRINGS RD; Grades: 10 – 12)
Private high schools in Cape Girardeau:

  • NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 401; Location: 265 NOTRE DAME DR; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • EAGLE RIDGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 172; Location: 4210 STATE HIGHWAY K; Grades: PK – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Cape Girardeau:

  • CENTRAL JR. HIGH (Students: 693; Location: 205 CARUTHERS; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • CENTRAL MIDDLE (Students: 640; Location: 1900 THILENIUS; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • NELL HOLCOMB ELEM. (Students: 345; Location: 6547 STATE HWY 177; Grades: KG – 08)
  • ALMA SCHRADER ELEM. (Students: 307; Location: 1360 RANDOL; Grades: KG – 04)
  • JEFFERSON ELEM. (Students: 294; Location: 520 S MINNESOTA; Grades: KG – 04)
  • BLANCHARD ELEM. (Students: 283; Location: 1829 N SPRIGG ST; Grades: KG – 04)
  • CLIPPARD ELEM. (Students: 278; Location: 2860 HOPPER RD; Grades: KG – 04)
  • FRANKLIN ELEM. (Students: 220; Location: 215 N LOUISIANA; Grades: KG – 04)
  • GORDONVILLE ATTENDANCE CTR. (Students: 35; Location: 653 STATE HWY Z; Grades: 01 – 03)
  • PARKVIEW STATE SCHOOL (Students: 34; Location: 1020 S PARKWAY DR; Grades: KG – 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Cape Girardeau:

  • ST VINCENT DE PAUL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 448; Location: 1919 RITTER DRIVE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 229; Location: 55 NORTH PACIFIC STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST MARY CATHEDRAL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 200; Location: 210 SOUTH SPRIGG ST; Grades: KG – 8)
  • CAPE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 122; Location: 1855 PERRYVILLE ROAD; Grades: KG – 6)
  • DEER CREEK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 14; Location: 185 DEER CREEK LN; Grades: 1 – 7)

Libraries

Library in Cape Girardeau:

  • CAPE GIRARDEAU PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $696,290; Location: 711 N. CLARK ST.; 99,123 books; 3,918 audio materials; 2,304 video materials; 151 serial subscriptions)