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0.62% growth
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3.9% growth
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1.31% decline
Median Property Value
2.83% growth


The economy of Cape Girardeau, MO employs 18,430 people. The economy of Cape Girardeau, MO is specialized in Educational Services; Accommodation & Food Service; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 1.52; 1.41; and 1.33 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Cape Girardeau, MO are Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,422), Educational Services (2,615), and Retail trade (2,446), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($47,708), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($35,446), and Finance & Insurance ($35,250).

Median household income in Cape Girardeau, MO is $41,673. Males in Cape Girardeau, MO have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,092. The income inequality of Cape Girardeau, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Cape Girardeau, MO. In Cape Girardeau County, MO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 96 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,257. St. Louis city, MO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Missouri.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Cape Girardeau, MO is from the county of Cape Girardeau County, MO.

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Cape Girardeau, MO is home to a population of 39,200 people, from which 96.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Cape Girardeau, MO is composed of 31,245 White residents (79.7%), 5,271 Black residents (13.4%), 905 Asian residents (2.31%), 842 Hispanic residents (2.15%), and 784 Two+ residents (2%). The most common foreign languages in Cape Girardeau, MO are Spanish (493 speakers), Chinese (283 speakers), and Other Indic (204 speakers), but compared to other places, Cape Girardeau, MO has a relative high number of Other Indic (204 speakers), Japanese (104 speakers), and Scandinavian (21 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Cape Girardeau, MO awarded 2,568 degrees. The student population of Cape Girardeau, MO is skewed towards females, with 982 male students and 1,586 female students. Most students in Cape Girardeau, MO are White (2,023 and 78.8%), followed by Black or African American (258 and 10%), Asian (26 and 1.01%), and Unknown (24 and 0.93%). The largest universities in Cape Girardeau, MO by number of graduates are Southeast Missouri State University (2,112 and 82.2%), Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center (146 and 5.69%), and eClips School of Cosmetology and Barbering (111 and 4.32%). The most popular majors in Cape Girardeau, MO are General Studies (159 and 6.19%), Registered Nursing (135 and 5.26%), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (97 and 3.78%). The median tuition costs in Cape Girardeau, MO are $16,380 for private four year colleges, and $5,979 and $11,364 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Cape Girardeau, MO is $134,500, which is 0.66 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $130,800 to $134,500, a 2.83% increase. The homeownership rate of Cape Girardeau, MO is 53.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Cape Girardeau, MO have an average commute time of 14.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cape Girardeau, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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