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Time Zone: Cape Girardeau County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Jackson is the Seat for Cape Girardeau County.

Cape Girardeau County is one of the original counties of Missouri and was founded in 1812.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Cape Girardeau had a population of 73,957 people. This is an increase of 7.66% since the last Census (which gave a population of 68,693 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Cape Girardeau represented 1.23% of the total population of Missouri, making it the state's 14th most populous county (out of 115 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201075,674+10.16%+2.32% since 2009
200973,957+7.66%+1.01% since 2008
200873,217+6.59%+0.79% since 2007
200068,693The Last Census

More information can be found on the Cape Girardeau County Census Page for Cape Girardeau County.


Below are some of the communities located in Cape Girardeau County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Cape Girardeau County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Cape Girardeau   37,65735,3496.53% increase  
Jackson   13,92911,94716.59% increase  
Delta   5485176% increase  
Gordonville   4464254.94% increase  
Oak Ridge   25220224.75% increase  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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