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The Village of East Cape Girardeau had a population of 246 as of July 1, 2022. 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 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.

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East Cape Girardeau, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 246 (100%)
Population in Households 246 (100.0%)
Population in Families 194 (78.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 126
Diversity Index2 27


Median Household Income $36,269
Average Household Income $48,322
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $22,664
Wealth Index5 33


Total HU (Housing Units) 155 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 90 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (22.6%)
Median Home Value $59,043
Average Home Value $59,615
Housing Affordability Index3 292


Total Households 120
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 78
Average Family Size 2.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -6.91% -1.86%
Households -2.49% -1.02%
Families   -1.32%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   4.56%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.91%

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

The table below compares East Cape Girardeau to the other 1,466 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 1132 23rd
Population Density # 1394 5th
Median Household Income # 1446 1st
Housing Affordability Index # 1326 90th
Per Capita Income # 1423 3rd
Diversity Index # 553 62nd

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