In 2018, Cape Girardeau County, MO had a population of 78.3k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $51,730. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Cape Girardeau County, MO grew from 78,013 to 78,324, a 0.399% increase and its median household income grew from $49,554 to $51,730, a 4.39% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cape Girardeau County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.47%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.31%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.58%), and White (Hispanic) (1.54%). 0% of the households in Cape Girardeau County, MO speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 97.8% of the residents in Cape Girardeau County, MO are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Cape Girardeau County, MO are Southeast Missouri State University (2,176 degrees awarded in 2019), Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center (119 degrees), and Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences (78 degrees).
In 2018, the median property value in Cape Girardeau County, MO was $155,000, and the homeownership rate was 65.5%. Most people in Cape Girardeau County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Cape Girardeau County, MO was 2 cars per household.