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Population in 2012: 26,241 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +26.9%
Males: 13,518  (51.5%)
Females: 12,723  (48.5%)

Median resident age:  23.5 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62901, 62902, 62903, 62966.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $17,207 (it was $15,882 in 2000)
Carbondale:

$17,207
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,389

Carbondale city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $102,825 (it was $70,100 in 2000)
Carbondale:

$102,825
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $120,524; Detached houses: $129,216; Townhouses or other attached units: $224,449; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $134,199; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $134,199; Mobile homes: $22,731

Median gross rent in 2012: $664.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 62901, 62902, 62903.

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  • White alone - 15,497 (59.7%)
  • Black alone - 6,522 (25.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1,539 (5.9%)
  • Hispanic - 1,493 (5.8%)
  • Two or more races - 709 (2.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 96 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 85 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 20 (0.08%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Carbondale: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (17.5%), Irish (8.9%), English (7.4%), Italian (3.0%), Polish (3.0%), United States (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/14/1873

Elevation: 415 feet

Land area: 11.9 square miles.

Population density: 2,206 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Carbondale:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 52.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 27.1%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Carbondale city:

  • Never married: 68.8%
  • Now married: 20.0%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

2,597 residents are foreign born (5.4% Asia, 1.2% Europe).

This city:  10.0%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 40 registered sex offenders living in Carbondale, Illinois as of September 02, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Carbondale to the number of sex offenders is 656 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,268 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,057 (1.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (83.5 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (296.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: De Soto, IL (2.5 miles ), Cambria, IL (2.6 miles ), Murphysboro, IL (2.6 miles ), Makanda, IL (2.7 miles ), Harrison, IL (2.8 miles ), Carterville, IL (2.8 miles ), Hurst, IL (2.9 miles ), Crainville, IL (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 37 buildings, average cost: $68,500
  • 1998: 41 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2000: 37 buildings, average cost: $57,800
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $57,300
  • 2002: 29 buildings, average cost: $88,200
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 2004: 55 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2005: 74 buildings, average cost: $103,900
  • 2006: 38 buildings, average cost: $116,100
  • 2007: 28 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 2008: 17 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 2009: 84 buildings, average cost: $95,600
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $132,300
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $222,500
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $187,800

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.73 N, Longitude: 89.22 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +10,422 (+40.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,118 (76.5%)

Area code: 618

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Crime rates in Carbondale by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0511022112110
per 100,000 0.019.94.04.00.08.17.83.93.87.63.93.80.0
Rapes 33233232252629163418363229
per 100,000 159.691.8127.7127.1100.2104.9113.462.6128.968.6138.7123.2111.7
Robberies 3534535350595540506016320136
per 100,000 169.2135.7211.5210.6200.4238.0215.1156.4189.6228.7627.9773.7138.6
Assaults 1401221321321291321451571081134738195
per 100,000 676.9486.8526.7524.5517.0532.5567.0614.0409.6430.8181.1146.3750.8
Burglaries 253298350350398423335431323341305321246
per 100,000 1223.31189.01396.51390.71595.11706.31310.11685.51225.01300.01174.91235.6947.2
Thefts 896909804804851885809913792595833784798
per 100,000 4332.53626.93207.93194.53410.53570.03163.73570.53003.82268.33208.93017.73072.5
Auto thefts 41373333484831353822283248
per 100,000 198.2147.6131.7131.1192.4193.6121.2136.9144.183.9107.9123.2184.8
Arson 481616161719653141012
per 100,000 19.331.963.863.664.168.674.323.519.011.453.938.546.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 538.2449.4471.4469.4463.7508.1468.4456.6427.0378.0514.3534.6443.6

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Crime rate in Carbondale detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 84 (67 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.58
Illinois average:

2.76

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.9%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (38%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Educational services (38%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (14%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Carbondale-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 174% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.5 miles away from the Carbondale city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/29/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.1 miles away from the city center killed 10 people and injured 181 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Carbondale-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 33% 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 88.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 42.4 miles away from Carbondale center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.0 miles away from the city 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 91.0 miles away from Carbondale center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 58.4 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 Jackson County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Laurie Metcalf - Film actor, Paul Gilbert - Rock guitarist, Agnes Ayres - Actress, Dawn Prince-Hughes - Anthropologist, Rich Gardner - 2005 NFL player (Tennessee Titans, born: Feb 1, 1981), Shawn Watson - Football player and coach, Troy Hudson - NBA player (Minnesota Timberwolves, born: Mar 13, 1976), Dirk Shafer - Film director, Sola Abolaji - Soccer player, Ben Falcone - Actor.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Carbondale: John A. Logan.


Hospitals/medical centers in Carbondale:

  • FMC - CARBONDALE (Dialysis Facility, 725 S LEWIS LANE)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF CARBONDALE (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 405 W JACKSON)
  • QUALITY LIFE SERVICES HOME HEALTH (Hospital, 353 SOUTH LEWIS LANE)
  • RAINTREE TERRACE (Hospital, 501 EAST CHESTNUT)
  • CARBONDALE REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 120 NORTH TOWER ROAD)
  • HELIA HEALTHCARE OF CARBONDALE (Nursing Home, 500 SOUTH LEWIS LANE)

Political contributions by individuals in Carbondale, IL

Heliports located in Carbondale:

Amtrak station:

CARBONDALE (401 S. ILLINOIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.ci.carbondale.il.us

Colleges/Universities in Carbondale:

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Full-time enrollment: 16,261; Public; Website: www.siuc.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Southern Illinois University-Systems Office (Location: 1400 Douglas Drive; Public; Website: www.siu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Carbondale:

  • John A Logan College (about 8 miles; Carterville, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,443)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 33 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 7,475)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 56 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 2,353)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 58 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 2,425)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 67 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 5,638)
  • Mineral Area College (about 72 miles; Park Hills, MO; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • Jefferson College (about 82 miles; Hillsboro, MO; FT enrollment: 3,180)

Public high school in Carbondale:

Private high schools in Carbondale:

  • TRINITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 146; Location: 1218 W FREEMAN ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • BREHM PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 93; Location: 1245 E GRAND AVE; Grades: 8 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Carbondale:

Private elementary/middle schools in Carbondale:

  • CARBONDALE NEW SCHOOL (Students: 44; Location: 1302 E PLEASANT HILL RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ED RESOURCE CENTER (Students: 9; Location: 7076 OLD HWY 13; Grades: 3 - 11)
See full list of schools located in Carbondale, map of school districts: CARBONDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT 95, UNITY POINT COMMUNITY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT 140, CARBONDALE COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 165

Library in Carbondale:

  • CARBONDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $852,225; Location: 405 WEST MAIN STREET; 94,793 books; 808 e-books; 3,429 audio materials; 3,520 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 19 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 197 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Private high school: Trinity High School, part of Covenant Christian Schools 1218 W. Freeman, Carbondale IL, 62901. grades 9-12, 25 students
  • There is a private high school in Carbondale called Trinity High School. Both Trinity High School and Covenant Christian School are housed in the old Winkler School Building at 1218 W. Freeman in Carbondale.
  • Baha'i Faith (Orthodox) First Orthodox Baha'i House of Worship in the world built at 6755 Giant City Road, in Carbondale Spring 2004. http://www.angelfire.com/nv/vanda/house.html Open 24/7 for any body to sit and meditate Telephone 618-549-4283
  • Covenant Christian Schools: K-12, (618)529-3733, 1218 W. Freeman, Carbondale IL 62901, 135 students (school moved 2+ years ago and grew)

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Notable locations in Carbondale: Bi-Centennial Industrial Park (A), Carbondale Public Library (B), Carbondale City Hall (C), Jackson County Ambulance Service (D), Carbondale Fire Department Station 2 (E), Carbondale Fire Department Station 1 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Eastgate Shopping Center (1), University Mall Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Carbondale include: Lakeland Baptist Church (A), Church of God (B), First Baptist Church (C), First United Methodist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Woodlawn Cemetery (1), Oakland Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Campus Lake (A), Carbondale Reservoir (B), Deer Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Carbondale include: Renfro Park (1), Doug Lee Park (2), Lenus Turley Park (3), Oakdale Park (4), Oakland Field (5), Parrish Park (6), Tatum Heights Park (7), West Walnut Street Historic District (8), Attucks Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Black History Museum (1237 East Main Street Ofc) (1), African American Museum of Southern Illinois (1237 East Main Street Ofc) (2), Carbondale Convention & Tourism Bureau - University Mall (Tourism Consultants; 1201 East Main Street Suite 1046) (3), Golf World (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1525 North Reed Station Road) (4), Days Inn Carbondale IL (801 East Main) (5), Malaysia Travel (Recreational Trips & Guides; 150 East Pleasanthill) (6), VATI Travels Inc (Recreational Trips & Guides; 206 West College Street) (7), A & A World Travel Agency (Tours & Charters; 808 West Main) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Holiday Inn Carbondale- Il (800 E Main St) (1), Days Inn (801 E Main) (2), Carbondale Knights Inn (3000 W Main St) (3), Best Inns & Suites of Carbondale IL (1345 East Main Street) (4), Best Inns of America (1345 East Main) (5), A & A World Travel Agency (808 West Main) (6), Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center (2300 Reed Station Pkwy) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Carbondale City - City Hall Civic Center- Court Clerk Jackson County Circuit C (200 South Illinois Avenue) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 
Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 15.2. This is significantly better than average.
City:

15.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.4. This is better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

16.4
U.S.:

22.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Carbondale and their reported violations in the past:

DEVILS KITCHEN WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 1175, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between OCT-1993 and JUN-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-1994)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Carbondale that have no violations reported:

  • CARBONDALE (Population served: 25597, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • CRAB ORCHARD PWD (Population served: 1747, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 48.0%
(42.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 56.4% for Black residents, 62.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 83.2% for other race residents, 40.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  31.3%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.1%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Carbondale, IL

People in group quarters in Carbondale in 2010:

  • 3,007 people in college/university student housing
  • 193 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 139 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 68 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 62 people in state prisons
  • 47 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 32 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 31 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Carbondale in 2000:

  • 284 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 173 people in nursing homes
  • 152 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 107 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 57 people in state prisons
  • 51 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Carbondale compared to Illinois state average:

Carbondale, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Arena or stadium:
  • SIU Arena. Southern Illinois University.

Banks with most branches in Carbondale (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: 500 West Main Branch, East Main Street Branch, South. Ill. Univ./Carbondale Brnach. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Old National Bank: Carbondale Branch, Schnucks Facility, Rex Loan Company Branch. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $8,467.9 mil, Deposits: $6,653.1 mil, headquarters in Evansville, IN, positive income, 195 total offices, Holding Company: Old National Bancorp
  • First Southern Bank: at 301 East Main Street, branch established on 1905/01/01; Carbondale West Branch at 2500 West Murphysboro Road, branch established on 2008/03/06. Info updated 2006/12/15: Bank assets: $243.1 mil, Deposits: $218.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: First Southern Bancshares, Inc
  • The Bank of Carbondale: The Bank Of Carbondale at 216 East Main Street, branch established on 1919/04/04; Carbondale Drive Thru Branch at 1399 East Main Street, branch established on 2003/12/17. Info updated 2011/04/29: Bank assets: $199.0 mil, Deposits: $171.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Carbondale Investment Corporation, The
  • Banterra Bank: Carbondale Branch at 1917 West Main Street, branch established on 1993/04/12. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $1,103.3 mil, Deposits: $959.2 mil, headquarters in Marion, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices, Holding Company: Banterra Corp
  • The First Bank and Trust Company of Murphysboro: Carbondale Branch at 2471 West Main Street, branch established on 2006/01/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $65.1 mil, Deposits: $55.3 mil, headquarters in Murphysboro, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: First Of Murphysboro Corp.
  • TrustBank: Carbondale Trust Branch at 3200 Fishback Road, branch established on 2010/04/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $168.4 mil, Deposits: $144.7 mil, headquarters in Olney, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Rich Land Bancorp, Inc.
  • First Bank: Carbondale Facility at 1500 West Main Street, branch established on 1963/04/22. Info updated 2007/12/04: Bank assets: $6,579.8 mil, Deposits: $5,800.6 mil, headquarters in Creve Coeur, MO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 148 total offices, Holding Company: First Banks, Inc.
  • MidCountry Bank: Carbondale Branch at 925 West Main Street, branch established on 2005/07/21. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $674.7 mil, Deposits: $534.7 mil, headquarters in Marion, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Carbondale, Illinois:

  • Super 8 Motel Carbondale, 1180 E Main St, Carbondale, IL 62901 , Phone: (618) 457-8822, Fax: (618) 457-4186
  • Heritage Motel, 1209 W Main St, Carbondale, IL 62901 , Phone: (618) 457-4142
  • Holiday Inn Carbondale, 800 E Main St, Carbondale, IL 62901 , Phone: (618) 529-1100, Fax: (618) 457-0292
  • Comfort Inn Carbondale, 141 E Main, Carbondale, IL 62901 , Phone: (618) 519-4244
  • Comfort Inn, 1415 E Main St, Carbondale, IL 62901 , Phone: (618) 549-4244
  • Hampton Inn, 2175 Reed Station Pkwy, Carbondale, IL 62901 , Phone: (618) 549-6900, Fax: (618) 549-8448
  • Best Western Saluki Inn, 801 N Giant City Rd, Carbondale, IL 62901 , Phone: (618) 351-6611, Fax: (618) 351-1802
  • Holiday Inn, 2300 Reed Station Pkwy, Carbondale, IL 62901 , Phone: (618) 549-2600, Fax: (618) 549-6151
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 700 E Main St, Carbondale, IL 62901 , Phone: (618) 457-5566
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Carbondale, Illinois

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Carbondale travel time to work - commute


Carbondale mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (58%)
  • Utility gas (41%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Carbondale city (based on Jackson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.32%
Here40.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USALutheran Church
Adherents27.1%11.6%9.7%9.5%9.1%
Congregations19.3%4.5%12.5%10.2%5.7%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristMuslim EstimateAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents5.4%5.2%4.4%2.3%15.8%
Congregations5.7%5.7%2.3%4.5%29.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Jackson County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Jackson County:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Jackson County:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 54
Here:

9.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

28.3%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.8%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 15$57,544$46,0350$0
Other Government Administration 22$65,121$35,5210$0
Judicial and Legal 4$16,277$48,8311$434
Police Protection - Officers 59$271,007$55,1200$0
Police - Other 17$52,833$37,2946$3,890
Firefighters 30$121,042$48,4170$0
Fire - Other 2$6,148$36,8880$0
Streets and Highways 26$99,730$46,0290$0
Solid Waste Management 3$7,904$31,6162$3,908
Sewerage 18$68,464$45,6430$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,293$51,5160$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 11$41,032$44,7620$0
Natural Resources 2$6,292$37,7520$0
Water Supply 20$75,646$45,3880$0
Other and Unallocable 24$67,571$33,78610$4,815
Totals for Government 254$960,904$45,39719$13,047

Carbondale government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,476,000 ($94.36)
    Water Utilities: $848,000 ($32.32)
    General - Other: $315,000 ($12.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $194,000 ($7.39)
    Parking Facilities: $125,000 ($4.76)
    Housing and Community Development: $105,000 ($4.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000 ($0.46)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($0.34)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($0.34)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,259,000 ($238.52)
    General - Other: $3,174,000 ($120.96)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,599,000 ($99.04)
    Regular Highways: $2,274,000 ($86.66)
    Sewerage: $1,637,000 ($62.38)
    Water Utilities: $1,608,000 ($61.28)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,408,000 ($53.66)
    General Public Buildings: $1,222,000 ($46.57)
    Financial Administration: $951,000 ($36.24)
    Libraries: $725,000 ($27.63)
    Housing and Community Development: $543,000 ($20.69)
    Central Staff Services: $508,000 ($19.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $472,000 ($17.99)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $271,000 ($10.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $159,000 ($6.06)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $146,000 ($5.56)
    Parking Facilities: $126,000 ($4.80)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $10,446,000 ($398.08)
    Benefit Payments: $900,000 ($34.30)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $834,000 ($31.78)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $916,000 ($34.91)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $558,000 ($21.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $260,000 ($9.91)
    Central Staff Services: $152,000 ($5.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $59,000 ($2.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $38,000 ($1.45)
    Regular Highways: $38,000 ($1.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000 ($0.53)
    Parking Facilities: $6,000 ($0.23)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($0.23)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,760,000 ($448.15)

Carbondale government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,617,000 ($137.84)
    All Other: $1,230,000 ($46.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $472,000 ($17.99)
    Parking Facilities: $133,000 ($5.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000 ($0.91)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $1,065,000 ($40.59)
    From Parent Local Government: $693,000 ($26.41)
    Local Employee Contribution: $273,000 ($10.40)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,890,000 ($72.02)
    Housing and Community Development: $899,000 ($34.26)
    All Other: $466,000 ($17.76)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $277,000 ($10.56)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $633,000 ($24.12)
    Fines and Forfeits: $603,000 ($22.98)
    Interest Earnings: $408,000 ($15.55)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,738,000 ($142.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $8,495,000 ($323.73)
    Highways: $738,000 ($28.12)
    All Other: $447,000 ($17.03)
    Water Utilities: $48,000 ($1.83)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,232,000 ($161.27)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,419,000 ($92.18)
    Property: $1,205,000 ($45.92)
    Other Selective Sales: $561,000 ($21.38)
    Other License: $139,000 ($5.30)

Carbondale government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,205,000 ($617.55)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,230,000 ($542.28)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,776,000 ($448.76)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,276,000 ($391.60)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,975,000 ($75.26)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,500,000 ($57.16)

Carbondale government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $4,489,000 ($171.07)
    Total Federal Securities: $2,126,000 ($81.02)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,280,000 ($506.08)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,276,000 ($391.60)

10.95% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($21,966 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.95%
Illinois average:

5.66%

1.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($448 average AGI)
Jackson County:

1.05%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Williamson County, IL  1.23% ($25,626 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.79% ($16,550)
from Perry County, IL  0.38% ($23,611)


11.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,132 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.75%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($222 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.11%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Williamson County, IL  1.46% ($30,691 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.99% ($16,594)
to Perry County, IL  0.43% ($23,821)

Strongest AM radio stations in Carbondale:

  • WCIL (1020 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WINI (1420 AM; 1 kW; MURPHYSBORO, IL; Owner: RADIO STATION WINI)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WJPF (1340 AM; 1 kW; HERRIN, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • KAPE (1550 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carbondale:

  • WDBX (91.1 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: HETERODYNE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSIU (91.9 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WUEZ (95.1 FM; CARTERVILLE, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WTAO-FM (105.1 FM; MURPHYSBORO, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAWJ (90.1 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WDDD-FM (107.3 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXAN (103.9 FM; AVA, IL; Owner: HAROLD L. LAWDER)
  • WVZA (92.7 FM; HERRIN, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KEZS-FM (102.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WQUL (97.7 FM; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOOZ-FM (99.9 FM; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: ZIMMER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WKIB (96.5 FM; ANNA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS)
  • KRCU (90.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXLT (103.5 FM; CHRISTOPHER, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WDQN-FM (95.9 FM; DUQUOIN, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Carbondale:

  • W10AH (Channel 10; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • WTCT (Channel 27; MARION, IL; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • W15BU (Channel 17; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KCGI-CA (Channel 45; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Carbondale fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 27
Total length: 84 meters (276ft)
Total average daily traffic: 223,959
Total average daily truck traffic: 9,445

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 5
  • 1980-1989: 7
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 4
  • 2010-2012: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Carbondale, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 125 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Carbondale)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Carbondale, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 146 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Carbondale)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 83 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Carbondale)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 268
  • Hazardous Condition: 60
  • Service Call: 33
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Carbondale


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Carbondale, IL

Most common first names in Carbondale, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William14176.8 years
John13674.9 years
James11470.3 years
Mary11178.8 years
Charles10972.3 years
Robert9871.4 years
George7476.6 years
Helen7480.6 years
Margaret5780.5 years
Thomas4873.8 years
Most common last names in Carbondale, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7675.4 years
Miller5473.7 years
Johnson5077.1 years
Williams4677.6 years
Brown4375.1 years
Wright3079.9 years
Robinson2880.8 years
Anderson2679.1 years
Davis2675.6 years
Taylor2584.4 years
Businesses in Carbondale, IL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lowe's1
Aeropostale1Macy's1
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Applebee's1McDonald's4
Arby's1Motherhood Maternity1
Ashley Furniture1New Balance1
AutoZone1Nike12
Bath & Body Works1Old Navy1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Pac Sun1
Blockbuster1Panera Bread1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King2Payless1
CVS1Pier 1 Imports1
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Quality1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Dennys1RadioShack1
Econo Lodge1Rue211
FedEx5SAS Shoes1
Finish Line1SONIC Drive-In1
GNC1Sears1
GameStop1Shoe Carnival1
Goodwill2Staples1
H&R Block1Starbucks2
Haworth1Steak 'n Shake1
Hobby Lobby1Subway3
Holiday Inn1Super 81
Hollister Co.1T-Mobile1
Hot Topic1T.J.Maxx1
Houlihan's1Taco Bell1
JCPenney1True Value1
Jimmy John's1U-Haul1
Jones New York2UPS8
Journeys1Vans1
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Kohl's1Victoria's Secret1
Kroger1Walgreens2
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1Wet Seal1
Browse common businesses in Carbondale, IL


Carbondale on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science occupations:"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Life, physical, and social science occupations:"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 (62966) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Cypriot first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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