For population 25 years and over in Carbon:
For population 15 years and over in Carbon town:
9 residents are foreign born (1.8% Asia, 0.9% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $357 (0.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Terre Haute, IN (17.5 miles , pop. 59,614).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (52.8 miles , pop. 781,870).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (157.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Harmony, IN (2.2 miles ), Knightsville, IN (2.3 miles ), Brazil, IN (2.3 miles ), Fontanet, IN (2.7 miles ), Staunton, IN (3.0 miles ), Rosedale, IN (3.1 miles ), Seelyville, IN (3.4 miles ), Center Point, IN (3.6 miles ).
Latitude: 39.60 N, Longitude: 87.11 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 812
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-4.8%).
Work and jobs in Carbon: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Carbon, Indiana
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Carbon-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 178% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/29/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.9 miles away from the Carbon town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.7 miles away from the town center killed 28 people and injured 123 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Carbon-area historical earthquake activity is above Indiana state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 89.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 68.1 miles away from Carbon center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 87.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 87.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/21/2008 at 05:38:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 85.8 miles away from Carbon center
On 4/14/2000 at 03:54:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 22.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Clay County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Carbon:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carbon:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.58. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.9%
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Carbon compared to Indiana state average:
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Religion statistics for Carbon town (based on Clay County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.51%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
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5.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,867 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.73% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,370 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:5
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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