Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

county in Missouri, United States

Cape Girardeau County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Missouri; its eastern border is formed by the Mississippi River. As of the 2020 U.S. Census, the population was 81,710.[1] The county seat is Jackson,[2] the first city in the US to be named in honor of President Andrew Jackson. It was founded on October 1, 1812.


  1. "QuickFacts: Cape Girardeau County, Missouri". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 11, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.