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Cairo is a city in Alexander County, in the Cape Girardeau-Jackson metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after the city in Egypt.
The latitude of Cairo is 37.005N. The longitude is -89.176W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 322 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,462.
Once a center for cottonseed oil.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Cairo demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Alexander 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 62914 ZIP code.
7% of Cairo residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cairo ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cairo was $16,220, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Cairo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Cairo include Cairo Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Cairo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $176. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $595.
Libraries in Cairo include Cairo Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Cairo include Cairo Citizen
Alexander County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cairo political report.
The average commute time for Cairo workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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