A town in Missouri, Cape Girardeau has a population of slightly more than 39,000. Young adults aged 15-24 will fit right in, as they account for an above-average percentage of the population. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just under 38, skew younger than most cities in Missouri. By a narrow 53%-47% margin, homeowners are slightly more common than renters in Cape Girardeau. At $836 per month, the average rent is roughly equal to the state average.
There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Cape Girardeau. The four most common are healthcare, retail, education, and entertainment. Combined, these industries make up 29% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in sales, which ranks as the top field in the city. With an average annual income of just over $55,000, Cape Girardeau workers bring in around $10,000 less than the average Missouri resident. Cape Girardeau's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Twelve percent of Cape Girardeau residents over the age of 25 have earned a Bachelor's degree, while 7% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate.
Averaging about 17 minutes, the commute time for Cape Girardeau residents is shorter than the Missouri average of about 24 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing means of commuting to work, selected by 42% of commuters, while public transit isn't used much. A small percentage of residents (2%) commute to work on foot, though the number surpasses the national average.
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