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East Cape Girardeau, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of East Cape Girardeau had a population of 397 as of July 1, 2020. East Cape Girardeau ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for East Cape Girardeau is located at latitude 37.2959 and longitude -89.4962 in Alexander County. The formal boundaries for the Village of East Cape Girardeau encompass a land area of 1.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Alexander County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 335 feet.

The Village of East Cape Girardeau (GNIS ID: 2398772) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of East Cape Girardeau is located within McClure Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Alexander County.


East Cape Girardeau, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 397 (100%)
Population in Households 397 (100.0%)
Population in Families 316 (79.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 203
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $36,374
Average Household Income $57,114
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $24,017
Wealth Index5 57


Total HU (Housing Units) 215 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 137 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $58,803
Average Home Value $58,942
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 174
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 114
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.3% -0.72%
Households 0.46% -0.46%
Families 0.62% -0.53%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   3.19%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.44%


East Cape Girardeau, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Cape Girardeau to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1008 26th
Population Density # 1275 7th
Median Household Income # 1318 4th
Housing Affordability Index # 1349 99th
Per Capita Income # 1133 17th
Diversity Index # 540 61st

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