East Cape Girardeau, Illinois

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East Cape Girardeau is a village in Alexander County, Illinois, United States. The population was 437 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Cape GirardeauJackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

East Cape Girardeau is located at 37°17′46″N 89°29′43″W / 37.29611°N 89.49528°W / 37.29611; -89.49528 (37.296030, -89.495237).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), of which, 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.50%) is water.

East Cape Girardeau is across the Mississippi River from Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The two are connected by the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge which opened in December 2003 following the demolition of the Old Mississippi River Bridge constructed in 1928.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 437 people, 196 households, and 130 families residing in the village. The population density was 222.0 people per square mile (85.6/km²). There were 235 housing units at an average density of 119.4/sq mi (46.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.25% White, 0.69% African American, 0.23% Asian, 1.14% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.29% of the population.

There were 196 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.72.

In the village the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

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