Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

Cape Girardeau County: County in Missouri, United States


Cape Girardeau County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 75,674 and a population density of 50 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 79,512 inhabitants. Its county seat is Jackson. The county was created 210 years ago in 1812.

Quick Facts about Cape Girardeau County

Population : 79,512 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Missouri (United States)
Area : 1518 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.3%
Land as percent of area : 98.7%
Named for : Cape Girardeau, Jean Baptiste de Girardot
Altitude : 446 feet / 136 meters
Capital : Jackson
Establishment : October 10, 1812
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 09:41:23 (8th June 2023)
Density : 52 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 4.83% (2010-2020)
Cape Girardeau County locator map
Location of Cape Girardeau County on Missouri map.
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Jackson MO
Jackson MO image


Cape Girardeau County is located at 37°23'3"N 89°41'4"W (37.3840400, -89.6844500). It has 6 neighbors: Alexander County, Union County, Bollinger County, Perry County, Scott County and Stoddard County.

Cape Girardeau County map

The largest city of Cape Girardeau County is Cape Girardeau with a population of 41,588. Other cities include, Jackson population 14,699, Delta population 421, Gordonville population 367 and Allenville population 118. See all Cape Girardeau County cities & populated places.

Cape Girardeau County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Cape Girardeau 41,588 City in Missouri, USA
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

Cape Girardeau County has 6 neighbours.


The population of Cape Girardeau County increased by 4.83% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 75,674 - census
2011 76,614 1.23% estimation process
2012 77,051 0.57% estimation process
2013 77,458 0.53% estimation process
2014 77,907 0.58% estimation process
2015 78,238 0.42% estimation process
2016 78,445 0.26% estimation process
2017 78,261 -0.24% estimation process
2018 78,638 0.48% estimation process
2019 78,871 0.3% estimation process
2020 79,512 0.81% estimation process

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People born in Cape Girardeau County (1)

American anti-Islamic right wing activist and the pastor of Dove World Outreach Center Terry Jones was born in Cape Girardeau County

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