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Cape Girardeau is a city in Cape Girardeau County.

The community was named for an early trader

The latitude of Cape Girardeau is 37.305N. The longitude is -89.518W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 351 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 35,741.


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Median household income
Local
$32,452
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cape Girardeau demographic reports
Cape Girardeau is on the Mississippi River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 82. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Rush Limbaugh, radio talk show host
· Linda M. Godwin, astronaut
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Southeast Missouri District Fair - Sept. 8-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cape Girardeau web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Trail of Tears State Park
Historic routes: Trail of Tears
Historic sites and museums: Cape River Heritage Museum, Glenn House
Colleges and universities: Southeast Missouri State University, Metro Business College of Cape Girardeau
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 69

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Cape Girardeau demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cape Girardeau County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 63703 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

30% of Cape Girardeau residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cape Girardeau ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cape Girardeau was $18,918, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

29% of Cape Girardeau residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Cape Girardeau festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Cape Girardeau include Cape Girardeau Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Cape Girardeau, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $348.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $795.


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Libraries in Cape Girardeau include Cape Girardeau Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Cape Girardeau include Southeast Missourian

TV stations in Cape Girardeau include KBSI, KFVS.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KRCU.

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Politics

Cape Girardeau County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cape Girardeau political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Cape Girardeau workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Cape Girardeau between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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