Cape Girardeau County is located in southeastern Missouri. The County Seat is Jackson and the largest city is Cape Girardeau. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.capecounty.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 78,043 and the 2010 census population was 75,674. The land area is 578.54 square miles and there are 130.8 persons per square mile.
88.9% of the population is White, 7.7% is Black or African American, 2.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.3% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 87.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 27.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $137,500, there are 29,411 households, an average of 2.47 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,751, the median household income is $46,516, and 15.8% of the persons in Cape Girardeau County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 7,342. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,353,015, and sales per capita were $18,626. The percentage of black-owned firms is 2.5%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.6%.
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