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"City of Roses on the River"
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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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.
29% of Cape Girardeau residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Cape Girardeau include Cape Girardeau Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Cape Girardeau, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $348. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $795.
Libraries in Cape Girardeau include Cape Girardeau Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Cape Girardeau include Southeast Missourian
TV stations in Cape Girardeau include KBSI, KFVS.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KRCU.
Cape Girardeau County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cape Girardeau political report.
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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