The Cape Girardeau–Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of two counties in southeastern Missouri and one in southern Illinois, anchored by the cities of Cape Girardeau and Jackson. It was upgraded from a Micropolitan Statistical Area (μSA) to a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) by the Office of Management and Budget on November 20, 2008.[1]

As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 96,275.



Places with more than 30,000 inhabitantsEdit

Places with 1,000 to 15,000 inhabitantsEdit

Places with 250 to 1,000 inhabitantsEdit

Places with fewer than 250 inhabitantsEdit

Unincorporated placesEdit


Cape Girardeau CountyEdit

Bollinger CountyEdit


Alexander CountyEdit


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 90,312 people, 35,364 households, and 23,880 families residing within the μSA. The racial makeup of the μSA was 89.79% White, 7.75% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.

The median income for a household in the μSA was $30,987, and the median income for a family was $37,694. Males had a median income of $29,194 versus $19,129 for females. The per capita income for the μSA was $16,106.

Combined Statistical AreaEdit

The Cape Girardeau–Sikeston–Jackson Combined Statistical Area is made up of four counties in southeastern Missouri and one county in southern Illinois. The statistical area includes one metropolitan area and micropolitan area. As of the 2000 Census, the CSA had a population of 134,051 (though a July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 134,567).[3]

  • Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)
    • Cape Girardeau–Jackson (Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, Bollinger County, Missouri, and Alexander County, Illinois)
    • Sikeston (Scott County, Missouri)

See alsoEdit


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