Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

Cape Girardeau: City in Missouri, USA

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Location of Cape Girardeau on Missouri map.


Cape Girardeau is a city located in the county of Cape Girardeau in the U.S. state of Missouri. Its population at the 2010 census was 37,941 and a population density of 504 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 41,588 inhabitants.

The city was created 228 years ago in 1792.

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Cape Girardeau is located at 37°18'21"N 89°31'5"W (37.3058800, -89.5181500).

Cape Girardeau map


Cape Girardeau forecast: Mostly sunny. High near 63, with temperatures falling to around 61 in the afternoon. Northwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. more

Cape Girardeau Quick Facts

Population : 41,588 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Missouri (United States)
County : Cape Girardeau County
Postal code : 63701–63703, 63705
Phone Area Codes : 573
Area : 75.21 km2
Named for : Jean Baptiste de Girardot
Altitude : 351 feet / 107 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1793 (228 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 10:06:42 (25th October 2021)
Density : 553 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 8.77% (2010-2020)
Weather : 63℉ Mostly Sunny 7-days weather


The population of Cape Girardeau increased by 8.77% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 37,941 - census
2011 38,398 1.19% estimation process
2012 38,592 0.5% estimation process
2013 38,822 0.59% estimation process
2014 38,996 0.45% estimation process
2015 39,166 0.43% estimation process
2016 39,275 0.28% estimation process
2017 39,176 -0.25% estimation process
2018 39,773 1.5% estimation process
2019 40,559 1.94% estimation process
2020 41,588 2.47% estimation process

Cape Girardeau zip code is 63701. County name: Cape Girardeau, County fips: 29031

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Local Places in Cape Girardeau

1 Cape Girardeau City Hall
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Address: 401 Independence St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703 ➦ Show Map

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Cape Girardeau City Hall

People born in Cape Girardeau (57)

People born in Cape Girardeau, including radio talk show host, commentator, author, and television personality Rush Limbaugh, musician and songwriter Billy Swan, astronaut Linda M. Godwin, you can see a list of people who born in Cape Girardeau.

  • Tony Spinner (American musician) he was born in 09/06/1963
  • Chic Hecht (American politician (1928-2006)) he was born in 17/08/1928
  • William Thornton Blue (American musician) he was born in 31/01/1902
  • Lou Hobbs (American musician) he was born in 11/10/1941
  • A. J. Ellis (Major League Baseball catcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization) he was born in 09/04/1981
  • Adam Waleskowski (American-German basketball player) he was born in 19/11/1982
  • Daizee Haze (American professional wrestler) she was born in 11/05/1983
  • Keith Waleskowski (American basketball player) he was born in 26/08/1980
  • Alfred C. Sikes (American government official) he was born in 16/12/1939
  • David Limbaugh (American lawyer and political commentator) he was born in 11/12/1952
  • Elam Vangilder (American baseball player) he was born in 23/04/1896
  • H.H. Lewis (American poet) he was born in 13/01/1901
  • Jason Crowell (American politician) he was born in 03/02/1972
  • Jeffrey Alexander Sterling (American CIA officer) he was born in 01/01/2000
  • John Locke Scripps (American lawyer and journalist) he was born in 27/02/1818
  • John Watkins Oliver (United States federal judge) he was born in 17/12/1914
  • Johnny Pott (professional golfer) he was born in 06/11/1935
  • Joseph Cable (United States Army Medal of Honor recipient) he was born in 01/01/1848

Schools in Cape Girardeau

College & universities near Cape Girardeau, MO

Code Name City ZIP
179557 Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau (MO) 63701

Stations (7)

Amtrak & bus stations near Cape Girardeau, MO

Code Name Address Type
CDL Carbondale station 401 South Illinois St. RAIL
VNA Vienna, IL 504 West Vine Street BUS
MAI Marion, IL 2100 West Main Street BUS
DQN Du Quoin 20 North Chestnut St. RAIL
PAD Paducah, KY 2719 Irvin Cobb Avenue BUS

Post offices near Cape Girardeau

Post Office Name City ZIP
Cape Girardeau Post Office Cape Girardeau (MO) 63701

Other places with the same name (1)

Other cities in Cape Girardeau County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Cape Girardeau County , MO.

City Name Population Title
Jackson 14,699 City in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, United States
Delta 421 City in Missouri, United States
Gordonville 367 Human settlement in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, United States of America
Whitewater 123 Village in the United States
Allenville 118 Human settlement in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, United States of America
Pocahontas 104 Town in Missouri
Old Appleton 82 Village in the United States

Distance to Other Cities

Cape Girardeau distances to largest Missouri cities