Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Population 38,314

Cape Girardeau is located in Cape Girardeau County, MO. The population is 38,314, making Cape Girardeau the largest city in Cape Girardeau County.

There are 14 public schools in Cape Girardeau with an average Homefacts rating of B-. The total crime rate for Cape Girardeau is moderate, and there are 123 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Cape Girardeau is low and the median home sales price is $69,835. Detailed and up-to-date Cape Girardeau property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Cape Girardeau include Cape Girardeau Township, East Cape Girardeau and Scott City.

Cape Girardeau Neighborhood Report

Schools

School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 11.3%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 54.2%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 34.5%

Crime Rate

39.41% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 174
  • Violent Crimes: 594
  • Robbery: 136
  • Burglary: 571
  • Property Crime: 4
  • Larceny Theft: 3

Registered Offenders

52.88% Higher than national avg.
  • 123 offenders in Cape Girardeau
  • 32.10 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

233 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 1
  • Registered Polluters: 8
  • Superfunds: 16
  • Tanks & Spills: 208

Unemployment

Low 2.9%
  • Missouri unemployment average: 3.3%
  • National unemployment average: 3.8%

Property Values

Median Property Value $69,835

Schools view all

14 Public Schools view public schools

Summary
There are 14 K-12 public schools in Cape Girardeau, MO and 6 private schools. Homefacts rates Cape Girardeau's schools as Above average, with an overall B- rating.

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Crime view details

123 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$138,600 compared to December 1969
Median Sales Price
$69,835 compared to December 1969

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
    11.2%
  • Rented
    40.9%
  • Owned
    48%

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

115 Building Permits View All

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  • In 2014, the city of Cape Girardeau, MO issued 115 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 115 permits, 91 were issued for single family homes and 24 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Cape Girardeau, MO issued 98 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 98 permits, 44 were issued for single family homes and 54 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

**Displaying data from Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $556
  • 1 Bedroom: $560
  • 2 Bedrooms: $742
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,064
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,180

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Environmental Hazards

233 Environmental Hazards

  • Brownfields
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  • Superfunds
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  • Tanks & Spills
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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (270/270)
    Cape Girardeau, MO has 100% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Cape Girardeau, MO is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.9 Average
    Cape Girardeau, MO is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Weather

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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 33.38°
  • February 38.23°
  • March 49.18°
  • April 58.27°
  • May 67.86°
  • June 76.76°
  • July 79.55°
  • August 76.74°
  • September 69.65°
  • October 57.65°
  • November 47.27°
  • December 36.92°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Cape Girardeau, MO

Earthquakes
Cape Girardeau, MO has a moderate risk of earthquakes.
Hurricanes
Cape Girardeau, MO has no risk of hurricanes.
Hail
Cape Girardeau, MO has a moderate risk of hail storms.
Tornadoes
Cape Girardeau, MO has a very high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Cape Girardeau, MO: $40,107

Unemployment

Unemployment in Cape Girardeau is 2.9%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 3.3% and 3.8% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 36.18%
White Collar - 63.82%

Politics

State Representatives

  • Gov. Jay Nixon
  • Sen. Roy Blunt
  • Sen. Claire McCaskill

City Representatives

  • Jason Smith

Neighborhood Info

1 Airport view all

Nearest Major Airports

27 FCC Towers view all

2 Hospitals view all

2 Police Stations view all

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