Census Bureau: 2.3% of people in Cape Girardeau identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 39,092 citizens living in Cape Girardeau in 2017, 97.7% said they were only one race while 2.3% said they were two or more races, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained on Aug. 2 by the Missouri Business Daily.

Of those who said they were one race, the majority identified as white.

An agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, the Census Bureau is responsible for compiling statistical facts about the American people, places and economy. Data for this story was compiled from the bureau’s American Community Survey. Information from the survey helps to determine how federal and state funds are distributed.

Statistical data for 2018 will be released later this year.

Racial makeup of citizens in Cape Girardeau
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
31,496
80.6%
African American
5,589
14.3%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
97
0.2%
Asian
891
2.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
2
0%
Some Other Race
130
0.3%
Source: US Census Bureau

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