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East Cape Girardeau, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of East Cape Girardeau had a population of 392 as of July 1, 2018. 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 37.294 and longitude -89.4802 in Alexander County. The formal boundaries for the Village of East Cape Girardeau (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Cape Girardeau population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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East Cape Girardeau, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 392
Population in Households 392
Population in Familes 315
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 200
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $36,968
Average Household Income $51,414
Per Capita Income $21,392


Total Housing Units 185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 130 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $69,156
Average Home Value $76,744


Total Households 171
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 114
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.22% -0.99%
Households 0.36% -0.95%
Families 0.77% -1.08%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   3.28%

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

The table below compares East Cape Girardeau to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 1011 26th
Population Density # 1279 7th
Diversity Index # 588 58th
Median Household Income # 1292 6th
Per Capita Income # 1223 11th

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