Cape Girardeau employment information

IndexCape GirardeauMissouriNational
Income per capita$22,629$26,006$28,555
Median household income$40,077$47,764$53,482
Median income owner occupied$57,816$60,313$68,142
Median income renter occupied$22,509$27,902$33,219
Median earnings male$25,287$33,503$36,116
Median earnings female$17,370$23,943$25,692
Unemployment rate5.3%5.3%5.8%
Poverty level24.7%15.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Cape Girardeau is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Cape Girardeau is 25% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Cape Girardeau is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Cape Girardeau is 58% higher than the national average.

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Cape Girardeau median earnings by income bracket

Cape Girardeau employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.7%1.0%
Manufacturing sector12.0%0.5%
Financial & insurance services4.5%4.1%
Wholesale & retail services18.3%14.4%
Public administration4.4%2.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.9%1.5%
Education, health & social services16.9%45.0%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Gordonville, MO384$72,50036%
Kelso, MO508$54,7922%
Mill Creek, IL48$54,7502%
Benton, MO853$48,4729%
Jackson, MO14,221$48,4719%
Cape Girardeau, MO38,665$40,07725%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Bremerton, WA38,664$43,52719%
Kendall West, FL38,673$44,23717%
The Colony, TX38,690$71,42534%
Sun City, AZ38,622$36,46432%
Shakopee, MN38,613$79,67049%
Cape Girardeau, MO38,665$40,07725%
Source: The Cape Girardeau, MO employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.