Cape Girardeau, MO Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 15,818 housing units in Cape Girardeau. This represents a 8.1% growth from 14,627 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 15,383 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 435 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Cape Girardeau is about 57.3%. Cape Girardeau's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 9.2%. Average household size is 2.24 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Cape Girardeau were built after 1968.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type1.80%
One Bedroom14.10%
Two Bedrooms32.40%
Three Bedrooms32.90%
Four Bedrooms14.90%
Five Bedrooms or more3.80%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.43
Median year structure was built1966
Median Value of occupied units$90,800
Median Price asked for vacant units$67,100

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size1.99
Median year structure was built1972
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$320

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.20%
Second Mortgage2.90%
Home Equity Loan10.90%
Simple Mortgage48.60%
Debt Free37.40%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs15.8%