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Cape Girardeau County Statistics

Facts

Land area578.5 square miles
Population Density130.8 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)77,320
Population change2.2%
Under 5 years of age5.9%
Under 1821.7%
65 and over15.1%
Females51.7%
White88.9
Hispanic or Latino of any race2.2
Asian1.3%
Two or more races1.8%
Black or African American7.7%
Native American0.4%
Pacific Islander0%
Had graduated from high school88%
Had a bachelor degree or higher27.4%
Veterans5,919

Households and Housing

Households29,411
Persons per household2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more81%
Median household income$46,516
The Per capita income$23,751
Live below the poverty line15.8%
Housing units32,778
Multi-unit structures21%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$137,500
Residents owning their homes66.5%

Business Facts

Total number of firms7,342
Women-owned firms24.6%
Asian-owned firms0%
Hispanic-owned firms0%
Black-owned firms2.5%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$1,353,015
Retail sales per capita$18,626
Manufacturers shipments$0
Merchant wholesaler sales$1,791,992
Source US Census Data