Income/capita 19%
Household income 25%
Unemployment 12%
IndexCape GirardeauMissouriNational
Income per capita$24,015$27,044$29,829
Median household income$41,673$49,593$55,322
Median income owner occupied$61,159$62,242$70,586
Median income renter occupied$25,203$30,016$35,192
Median earnings male$27,035$34,901$36,919
Median earnings female$17,384$24,771$26,250
Unemployment rate4.1%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level24.4%15.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Cape Girardeau is 19% 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 12% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Cape Girardeau is 61% higher than the national average

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      Cape Girardeau employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.3%0.8%
      Manufacturing sector14.2%0.5%
      Financial & insurance services3.2%3.4%
      Wholesale & retail services16.7%13.5%
      Public administration4.6%3.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.7%1.2%
      Education, health & social services18.8%46.3%

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      Mill Creek, IL41$90,87564%
      Gordonville, MO409$64,00016%
      Jackson, MO14,641$53,9972%
      Kelso, MO585$51,9326%
      Benton, MO878$47,14315%
      Cape Girardeau, MO39,200$41,67325%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Greenacres, FL39,190$43,89421%
      Germantown, TN39,213$107,37694%
      Winter Garden, FL39,219$60,62610%
      Kendall West, FL39,219$45,83517%
      Woburn, MA39,220$83,87252%
      Cape Girardeau, MO39,200$41,67325%
      Source: The Cape Girardeau, MO employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).