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Overview

Introduction to Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in Cape Girardeau county, is located 100 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri.

Cape Girardeau History

The city was named in honor of Jean Baptiste de Girardot, who was responsible for establishing a temporary trading post here in 1733. The "Cape" part of the city's name referred to a rock promontory which overlooked the Mississippi River and was destroyed later during the construction of railroads. Cape Girardeau was incorporated as a city in 1843.

Cape Girardeau and nearby Attractions

  • West Park Mall
  • Cape River Heritage Museum
  • Arena Park
  • Bollinger Mill State Historic Site

Things To Do In Cape Girardeau

The city of Cape Girardeau offers easy access to several historical sites including the Glenn House and the Bollinger Mill State Historic Site. The Cape River Heritage Museum offers valuable insight into the past of the region. The Mount Tabor Park as well as the Arena Park are popular for their recreational facilities. One take also take a walk by the beautiful Little Ponderosa. The quaint old-world Lake Hanover Church, Saint Vincent’s Church, and Hobbs Chapel are also worth paying a visit to. In addition, the city hosts the Southeast Missouri District Fair every year.

Cape Girardeau Transportation

The Cape Girardeau Regional Airport provides air transportation to the city.

Cape Girardeau Higher Education

Cape Girardeau offers higher educational facilities at the Southeast Missouri State University. Among the nearby institutes include Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, John A. Logan College, Southwestern Illinois College, and The University of Tennessee-Martin.

Demographics

People

Total Population39,200
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+17,915
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married40%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.1%
Median Earnings25+$31,431
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,133

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,997
% Above Poverty Level75.6%
% Below Poverty Level24.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone35%
Median Gross Rent$708
Median House Value$134,500

Ancestry

German27.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.2%
Irish12.5%
English7.1%
French Except Basque3%
Dutch2%
Italian2%
Polish1.9%
Scottish1.4%
Swedish1.1%
Welsh0.5%
Arab0.5%
African0.5%
Czech0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Swiss0.2%
Russian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Belgian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Zimbabwean0.1%
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Cape Girardeau Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cape Girardeau County
Standard Zip Codes63701, 63703
P.O. Box Zip Codes63702
Phone Area Codes573
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.34
Approximate Longitude-89.57

Cape Girardeau Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCAPE GIRARDEAU AP
Distance5.7 miles
Jan Temp24 to 41 F
Apr Temp46 to 69 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
StationANNA 2 NNE
Distance19.2 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp44 to 70 F
Jul Temp66 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 72 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationCAIRO 3 N
Distance25.6 miles
Jan Temp26 to 41 F
Apr Temp50 to 69 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 71 F
Annual Precip47.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chaffee2,945$42,917
Commerce62$40,833
Gordonville409$86,250
Jackson14,641$61,329
Kelso585$67,188
Scott City4,524$47,045

Cape Girardeau Public Libraries

Municipal Library District Of The City Of Cape Girardeau
711 N CLARK ST
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
(573) 334-5279

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Cape Girardeau Hospitals

Southeast Missouri Hospital
(Non-profit)
1701 Lacey Street
(573) 334-4822
Saint Francis Medical Center
(Non-profit)
211 Saint Francis Drive
(573) 331-3000
Landmark Hospital Of Cape Girardeau
(Proprietary)
3255 Independence
(573) 335-1091

Cape Girardeau Public Schools

Alma Schrader Elem.
1360 Randol
ZIP: 63701
(573) 335-5310
Primary
Total Enrollment 438
Blanchard Elem.
1829 N Sprigg St
ZIP: 63701
(573) 335-3030
Primary
Total Enrollment 332
Central Jr. High
205 Caruthers
ZIP: 63701
(573) 334-2923
Middle
Total Enrollment 596
Central Middle
1900 Thilenius
ZIP: 63701
(573) 334-6281
Middle
Total Enrollment 629
Clippard Elem.
2880 Hopper Rd
ZIP: 63701
(573) 334-5720
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
Franklin Elem.
1550 Themis
ZIP: 63701
(573) 335-5456
Primary
Total Enrollment 330
Gordonville Attendance Ctr.
653 State Hwy Z
ZIP: 63701
(573) 243-9580
Primary
Total Enrollment 71
Nell Holcomb Elem.
6547 State Hwy 177
ZIP: 63701
(573) 334-3644
Primary
Total Enrollment 279
Girardot Center For Youth
609 N Middle
ZIP: 63702
(573) 290-5860
Other
Total Enrollment 24
Cape Girardeau Car Tech Ctr.
1080 S Silver Springs Rd
ZIP: 63703
(573) 334-0826
High
Central High
1000 S Silver Springs Rd
ZIP: 63703
(573) 335-8228
High
Total Enrollment 1132
Echo Day Treatment Ctr.
3445 Armstrong Dr
ZIP: 63703
(573) 290-5814
Other
Total Enrollment 9
Jefferson Elem.
520 S Minnesota
ZIP: 63703
(573) 334-2030
Primary
Total Enrollment 362
Parkview School
1020 S Parkway Dr
ZIP: 63703
(573) 290-5799
Other
Total Enrollment 28

Cape Girardeau Private Schools

Cape Christian School
1855 Perryville Rd
ZIP: 63701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 135
Deer Creek Christian Academy
2039 Cape Lacroix Rd
ZIP: 63701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
Notre Dame Regional High School
265 Notre Dame Dr
ZIP: 63701
Secondary
Total Enrollment 553
St Vincent De Paul Elementary School
1919 Ritter Dr
ZIP: 63701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 411
Trinity Lutheran School
55 N Pacific St
ZIP: 63701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 162
St Mary Cathedral School
210 S Sprigg St
ZIP: 63703
Elementary
Total Enrollment 243
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