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Encyclopedia > Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

Cape Girardeau County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 68,693. Its county seat is Jackson6. The county was organized in 1818 and the name derives from a district located in the area when the Spanish controlled the region. This does not cite its references or sources. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Jackson is a city in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, United States. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 1818 (MDCCCXVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ...

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Origin of name

The Cape in the county name was a rock promontory overlooking the Mississippi River, named after Ensign Sieur Jean Baptiste de Girardot (also spelled Girardeau or Girardat). Girardeau built a trading post at this location in about 1733; he was a soldier stationed at Kaskaskia 1704-1720. The original cape rock was destroyed by railroad construction. The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest river in the United States; the longest is the Missouri River, which flows into the Mississippi. ... Events February 12 - British colonist James Oglethorpe founds Savannah, Georgia. ... Kaskaskia is a village located in Randolph County, Illinois. ... Events Building of the Students Monument in Aiud, Romania. ... // Events January 6 - The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings February 11 - Sweden and Prussia sign the (2nd Treaty of Stockholm) declaring peace. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,518 km² (586 mi²). 1,499 km² (579 mi²) of it is land and 20 km² (8 mi²) of it (1.31%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent counties

Perry County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Union County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Alexander County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Scott County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Stoddard County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Bollinger County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ...

Major highways

Interstate 55 (abbreviated I-55) is an interstate highway in the central United States. ... The Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge, Dubuque, Iowa. ... Route 25 is a highway in southeastern Missouri. ... Route 34 is a highway in southeastern Missouri. ... Route 72 is a highway in southern Missouri. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 68,693 people, 26,980 households, and 17,941 families residing in the county. The population density was 46/km² (119/mi²). There were 29,434 housing units at an average density of 20/km² (51/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.13% White, 5.28% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 0.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...


There were 26,980 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.80% were married couples living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.50% were non-families. 27.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.96. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 13.40% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.00 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $36,458, and the median income for a family was $45,518. Males had a median income of $32,371 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,593. About 6.70% of families and 11.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.40% of those under age 18 and 10.10% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns


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Capital Jefferson City
Regions Bootheel | Little Dixie | Loess Hills | St. Francois Mountains | Ozark Plateau | Northern Plains | Missouri Rhineland | Lincoln Hills | Lead Belt | Platte Purchase | Dissected Till Plains | Osage Plains | Mississippi Alluvial Plain
Metros St. Louis | Kansas City | Springfield | Joplin | Columbia | Jefferson City | St. Joseph
Micros Branson | Cape Girardeau, Jackson, MO-IL | Farmington | Fort Leonard Wood | Hannibal | Kennett | Kirksville | Lebanon | Marshall | Maryville | Mexico | Moberly | Poplar Bluff | Rolla | Sedalia | Sikeston | Warrensburg | West Plains
Cities Kansas City | St. Louis | Springfield | Independence | Columbia | Lee's Summit | Belton | St. Joseph | O'Fallon | St. Charles | St. Peters | Florissant | Blue Springs | Chesterfield | Joplin | University City | Jefferson City | Cape Girardeau | Wildwood | Ballwin | Raytown | Liberty | Kirkwood | Gladstone | Hazelwood | Maryland Heights
Counties

Adair | Andrew | Atchison | Audrain | Barry | Barton | Bates | Benton | Bollinger | Boone | Buchanan | Butler | Caldwell | Callaway | Camden | Cape Girardeau | Carroll | Carter | Cass | Cedar | Chariton | Christian | Clark | Clay | Clinton | Cole | Cooper | Crawford | Dade | Dallas | Daviess | DeKalb | Dent | Douglas | Dunklin | Franklin | Gasconade | Gentry | Greene | Grundy | Harrison | Henry | Hickory | Holt | Howard | Howell | Iron | Jackson | Jasper | Jefferson | Johnson | Knox | Laclede | Lafayette | Lawrence | Lewis | Lincoln | Linn | Livingston | Macon | Madison | Maries | Marion | McDonald | Mercer | Miller | Mississippi | Moniteau | Monroe | Montgomery | Morgan | New Madrid | Newton | Nodaway | Oregon | Osage | Ozark | Pemiscot | Perry | Pettis | Phelps | Pike | Platte | Polk | Pulaski | Putnam | Ralls | Randolph | Ray | Reynolds | Ripley | St. Charles | St. Clair | St. Francois | St. Louis (City) | St. Louis County | Ste. Genevieve | Saline | Schuyler | Scotland | Scott | Shannon | Shelby | Stoddard | Stone | Sullivan | Taney | Texas | Vernon | Warren | Washington | Wayne | Webster | Worth | Wright Allenville is a village located in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. ... Burfordville is an unincorporated community in western Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. ... Cape Girardeau (pronounced ) (French: Cap-Girardeau, pronounced ) is a city located in the county of the same name in Missouri, 100 miles south of Saint Louis. ... Daisy is an unincorporated community in northwestern Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. ... Delta is a city located in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. ... Dutchtown is a village located in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. ... Friedheim is an unincorporated community in northwestern Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. ... Fruitland is an unincorporated community in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. ... Gordonville is a village located in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. ... Jackson is a city in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, United States. ... Millersville is an unincorporated community in western Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. ... New Wells is an unincorporated community in northern Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. ... Oak Ridge is a town located in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. ... Old Appleton is a town located in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. ... Pocahontas is a town located in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. ... Whitewater is a town located in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Missouri. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Location Government Country  State   County United States  Missouri   Cole   Callaway Mayor John Landwehr Geographical characteristics Area  - City    - Land    - Water 73. ... This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... This article is about the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Missouri; the term Bootheel is also used to refer to the southwestern part of Hidalgo County, New Mexico. ... Little Dixie, in Missouri, lies along the northern side of the Missouri River and is so named because of its settlement by Southerners dating from before and following the Missouri Compromise of 1820. ... Snow geese flying in front of the loess hills at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge in the Missouri River bottoms near Mound City, Missouri The Loess Hills are a formation of wind-deposited loess soil in the westernmost part of Iowa and Missouri along the Missouri River. ... This shaded-relief map shows the location and extent of the St. ... The Ozark Mountains near Roaring River State Park on Route 112. ... Northern Plains is a region in the state of Missouri. ... The Missouri Rhineland is a geographical area of Missouri from west of Saint Louis and slightly east of Jefferson City located mostly in the Missouri river valley. ... The Lincoln Hills extends along the Mississippi River, starting about 40 miles northwest of St. ... The Lead Belt is a lead mining district in the southeastern part of Missouri. ... The Platte Purchase, a historic region of the United States was the territory included the land between the Missouri River and the original state line. ... The Dissected Till Plains are a land region of the United States, located in southern and western Iowa, northeastern Kansas, the southwestern corner of Minnesota, northern Missouri, eastern Nebraska, and southeastern South Dakota. ... The Blackland Prairies and Cross Timbers are located to the west and south of the Flint Hills. ... The Mississippi River Alluvial Plain, the largest ecoregion in Louisiana, covers some 12,350 square miles (31,990 square kilometres) of the state. ... A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ... The St. ... The Kansas City Metropolitan Area is a metropolitan area situated at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers (Kaw Point) and straddling the state border between Missouri and Kansas. ... The Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Area includes southeastern Greene County, southwestern Webster County, northern Christian County, southern Dallas County, and southern Polk County. ... The Four State Area is an unofficial term used to describe a loosely defined region of southwestern Missouri, southeastern Kansas, northeastern Oklahoma, and northwestern Arkansas. ... Here is a list of micropolitan areas in the United States. ... The Titanic Museum is shaped to look like the real Titanic and is a popular tourist attraction in Branson The Duttons performing their famous song where they all play each others violins at their theater in Branson Missouri Herkimer and Cecil are performing at the Presleys Country Jublee Branson is... Cape Girardeau (pronounced ) (French: Cap-Girardeau, pronounced ) is a city located in the county of the same name in Missouri, 100 miles south of Saint Louis. ... Jackson is a city in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, United States. ... Farmington is a city located in St. ... Fort Leonard Wood is a census-designated place located in Pulaski County, Missouri. ... Hannibal (Americas Hometown) is a legendary small riverfront city, popular with tourists internationally, located in Marion and Ralls County, Missouri. ... Kennett is a city located in Dunklin County, Missouri, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 11,260. ... Kirksville is a city located in Adair County, Missouri. ... Marshall is a city located in Saline County, Missouri. ... Administration Building at Northwest Missouri State University Nodaway County Courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places Mozingo Lake Golf Course Maryville is a city in Nodaway County, Missouri, United States. ... Moberly is a city located in Randolph County, Missouri. ... Poplar Bluff is a city in Butler County, Missouri, United States. ... Rolla is a city located in Phelps County, Missouri. ... Sedalia is a city located in Pettis County, Missouri, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 50 and U.S. Highway 65. ... Sikeston (pronounced sÄ«ks´ten), which was founded by John Sikes (1816-1867) in 1860, is a city in Scott County, Missouri and New Madrid County, Missouri. ... Warrensburg is a city located in Johnson County, Missouri. ... West Plains is a city located in Howell County, Missouri. ... List of cities in Missouri, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Nickname: City of Fountains or Heart of America Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Independent City Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area    - City 66. ... Springfield is the third largest city in Missouri. ... Lees Summit is a city in Jackson County and Cass County, Missouri. ... Belton is a city in Cass County, Missouri, near Kansas City. ... Downtown St. ... Motto: Tradition With Vision Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County St. ... St. ... St. ... Florissant is a city in St. ... Blue Springs is a city in Jackson County, Missouri and is a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. ... Chesterfield is a city located in St. ... Main Street in Joplin in 2005 Joplin is a city located in parts of southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of Missouri. ... University City is a city located in St. ... Location Government Country  State   County United States  Missouri   Cole   Callaway Mayor John Landwehr Geographical characteristics Area  - City    - Land    - Water 73. ... Cape Girardeau (pronounced ) (French: Cap-Girardeau, pronounced ) is a city located in the county of the same name in Missouri, 100 miles south of Saint Louis. ... Wildwood is a city located in St. ... Ballwin is a city located in St. ... Raytown is a city located in Jackson County, Missouri. ... Liberty is a city in Clay County, Missouri. ... Kirkwood is a city located in St. ... Gladstone is a city located in Clay County, Missouri, founded in 1952. ... Hazelwood is a city located in St. ... Maryland Heights is a city located in St. ... Missouri has 114 counties and one independent city. ... Adair County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Andrew County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Atchison County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Audrain County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Barry County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Barton County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Bates County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Benton County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Bollinger County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... Boone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... Buchanan County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Butler County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Caldwell County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Callaway County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Camden County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Carroll County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Carter County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Cass County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Cedar County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Chariton County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Christian County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Clark County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... Clinton County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Cole County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Cooper County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Crawford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri, and determined by the U.S. Census Bureau to include the mean center of U.S. population in 1990. ... Dade County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Dallas County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Daviess County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... DeKalb County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Dent County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Douglas County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Dunklin County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... Gasconade County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Gentry County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Grundy County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Harrison County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Henry County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Hickory County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Holt County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Howard County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Howell County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Iron County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Jasper County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri, and included the mean center of U.S. population in 1980. ... Johnson County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Knox County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Laclede County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Lafayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... Lawrence County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Lewis County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Linn County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Livingston County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Macon County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Maries County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... McDonald County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Mercer County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Miller County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Mississippi County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Moniteau County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Morgan County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... New Madrid County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Newton County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Nodaway County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Oregon County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Osage County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Ozark County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Pemiscot County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Perry County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Pettis County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Phelps County is a county located in the state of Missouri, and according to the U.S. Census Bureau it includes the mean center of U.S. population in 2000. ... Pike County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Platte County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Polk County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Pulaski County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... Putnam County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Ralls County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Randolph County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Ray County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Reynolds County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Ripley County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... St. ... St. ... St. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Independent City Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area    - City 66. ... St. ... Ste. ... Saline County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Schuyler County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Scotland County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Scott County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Shannon County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Shelby County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Stoddard County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Stone County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Sullivan County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Taney County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Texas County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Vernon County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Webster County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Worth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... Wright County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ...


 
 

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