Carbondale, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 25,899 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +25.2%
Males: 13,037  (50.3%)
Females: 12,862  (49.7%)
Median resident age:

24.0 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 62901, 62902, 62903, 62966.

Carbondale Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $21,474 (it was $15,882 in 2000)
Carbondale:

$21,474
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,069 (it was $13,346 in 2000)

Carbondale city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $127,809 (it was $70,100 in 2000)
Carbondale:

$127,809
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $151,746; detached houses: $161,321; townhouses or other attached units: $157,962; in 2-unit structures: $98,735; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $207,872; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $463,452; mobile homes: $47,245

Median gross rent in 2017: $689.

March 2019 cost of living index in Carbondale: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 45.4%
(39.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.3% for Black residents, 53.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 70.7% for American Indian residents, 55.9% for other race residents, 48.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Carbondale, IL (2017)
    • 14,81456.8%White alone
    • 6,56125.1%Black alone
    • 1,8487.1%Hispanic
    • 1,5716.0%Asian alone
    • 1,0974.2%Two or more races
    • 1440.6%Other race alone
    • 360.1%American Indian alone

Races in Carbondale detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 82 registered sex offenders living in Carbondale, Illinois as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Carbondale is 317 to 1.


Crime rates in Carbondale by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(8.1)
2
(7.8)
1
(3.9)
1
(3.8)
2
(7.6)
1
(3.9)
1
(3.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.8)
3
(11.4)
4
(15.3)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
26
(104.9)
29
(113.4)
16
(62.6)
34
(128.9)
18
(68.6)
36
(138.7)
32
(123.2)
29
(111.7)
14
(53.3)
26
(98.6)
26
(98.8)
32
(121.3)
33
(126.3)
27
(104.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
59
(238.0)
55
(215.1)
40
(156.4)
50
(189.6)
60
(228.7)
163
(627.9)
201
(773.7)
36
(138.6)
41
(156.2)
66
(250.3)
30
(114.0)
38
(144.1)
35
(134.0)
26
(100.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
132
(532.5)
145
(567.0)
157
(614.0)
108
(409.6)
113
(430.8)
47
(181.1)
38
(146.3)
195
(750.8)
187
(712.4)
46
(174.4)
45
(171.0)
65
(246.5)
63
(241.1)
58
(224.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
423
(1,706)
335
(1,310)
431
(1,686)
323
(1,225)
341
(1,300)
305
(1,175)
321
(1,236)
246
(947.2)
272
(1,036)
335
(1,270)
206
(782.6)
171
(648.4)
143
(547.3)
114
(441.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
885
(3,570)
809
(3,164)
913
(3,570)
792
(3,004)
595
(2,268)
833
(3,209)
784
(3,018)
798
(3,073)
731
(2,785)
566
(2,146)
601
(2,283)
649
(2,461)
698
(2,672)
613
(2,374)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
48
(193.6)
31
(121.2)
35
(136.9)
38
(144.1)
22
(83.9)
28
(107.9)
32
(123.2)
48
(184.8)
28
(106.7)
39
(147.9)
33
(125.4)
24
(91.0)
27
(103.3)
33
(127.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
17
(68.6)
19
(74.3)
6
(23.5)
5
(19.0)
3
(11.4)
14
(53.9)
10
(38.5)
12
(46.2)
8
(30.5)
1
(3.8)
5
(19.0)
2
(7.6)
17
(65.1)
10
(38.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)555.7512.3499.4467.0413.4562.5584.6485.1439.7375.5311.2363.4373.5294.9

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City-data.com crime index in Carbondale, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 76 (61 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.36
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: German (8.0%), American (5.4%), Irish (3.8%), English (3.6%), Italian (2.8%), European (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/14/1873

Elevation: 415 feet

Land area: 11.9 square miles.

Population density: 2,177 people per square mile   (low).

Carbondale, Illinois map

2,606 residents are foreign born (5.4% Asia, 1.7% Latin America, 1.3% Africa).

This city:

10.0%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,992 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,242 (2.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 37.73 N, Longitude: 89.22 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,327 (+35.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,025 (74.6%)

Area code: 618

Distribution of median household income in Carbondale, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Carbondale, IL in 2017
Carbondale satellite photo by USGS

Carbondale tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $116,000
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $81,000
  • 2016: 11 buildings, average cost: $208,600
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $161,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Carbondale, IL residents
Average permit cost in Carbondale, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
Illinois:

4.5%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Carbondale, IL
Historical housing units in Carbondale, IL
Most common industries in Carbondale, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (35.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.5%)
  • Health care (6.5%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (2.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (2.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (31.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.9%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Health care (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (2.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (39.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.0%)
  • Health care (7.8%)
  • Social assistance (7.3%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (2.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (2.3%)
Most common occupations in Carbondale, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (12.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (13.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (2.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (10.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.3%)

Average climate in Carbondale, Illinois

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Tornado activity:

Carbondale-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 84% 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 slightly above Illinois state average. It is 73% 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 Carbondale 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 Carbondale 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 104.8 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 Carbondale 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
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 (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Carbondale topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Carbondale:

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

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.

Colleges/Universities in Carbondale:

  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (Full-time enrollment: 14,539; Location: Lincoln Drive; Public; Website: www.siu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Southern Illinois University-System Office (Location: 1400 Douglas Drive; Public; Website: southernillinois.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: 3,995)
  • Rend Lake College (about 33 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 34 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 9,678)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 56 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 58 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 67 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 9,085)
  • McKendree University (about 70 miles; Lebanon, IL; FT enrollment: 2,564)

Public high school in Carbondale:

Private high schools in Carbondale:

  • TRINITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 107, Location: 1218 W FREEMAN ST, Grades: PK-12)
  • BREHM PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 79, Location: 1245 E GRAND AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Carbondale:

Private elementary/middle school in Carbondale:

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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)

Points of interest:

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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

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.

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

CARBONDALE (Address: 200 S ILLINOIS AVE , Population served: 26,162, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-23-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-23-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-24-2009)
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-23-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-23-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-02-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2009)
ALTO PASS WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 1,087, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-13-2011), St Civil Case under development (MAR-23-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-05-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-05-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-06-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-26-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-13-2011), St Civil Case under development (MAR-23-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-19-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-14-2012), Fed Formal NOV issued (JUL-02-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-26-2012), Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-13-2011), St Civil Case under development (MAR-23-2011), St Public Notif requested (DEC-28-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-28-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-06-2012), Fed Formal NOV issued (JUL-02-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-26-2012), Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-13-2011), St Civil Case under development (MAR-23-2011), St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-03-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-07-2011), Fed Formal NOV issued (JUL-02-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-26-2012), Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-03-2010), St BCA signed (SEP-08-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-03-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-07-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-19-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-13-2011), St Civil Case under development (MAR-23-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-06-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-06-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-06-2011), Fed Formal NOV issued (JUL-02-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-26-2012), Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2012)
  • 21 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-13-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-13-2014), St Public Notif received (FEB-10-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-07-2014)
NEIGHBORHOOD CO-OP GROCERY (Address: 1815 W MAIN ST , Population served: 25, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
LJ ICE COMPANY (Population served: 25, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • DEVILS KITCHEN WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 1,412, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
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

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
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

For population 15 years and over in Carbondale:

Marital status in Carbondale, IL
  • Never married: 66.7%
  • Now married: 24.7%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 1.9%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

For population 25 years and over in Carbondale:

  • High school or higher: 94.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 28.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Carbondale
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Carbondale, IL (based on Jackson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,13064
Mainline Protestant5,25030
Other4,41211
Catholic4,2205
Black Protestant1,2477
None30,959-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Jackson County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
This county:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

9.27 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Jackson 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.8%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Carbondale:

53.5%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.5
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.6%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Carbondale:

10.7%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Carbondale:

27.5%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Carbondale:

62.2%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Carbondale:

83.9%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Carbondale, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 65$348,203$64,2840$0
Firefighters 29$164,874$68,2240$0
Other and Unallocable 28$110,732$47,4574$4,065
Streets and Highways 21$94,391$53,9381$1,112
Sewerage 19$79,723$50,3510$0
Police - Other 19$65,749$41,5266$3,988
Other Government Administration 16$51,748$38,8111$2,978
Water Supply 16$69,037$51,7780$0
Financial Administration 15$65,273$52,2180$0
Solid Waste Management 6$20,726$41,4520$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 5$23,166$55,5980$0
Judicial and Legal 3$16,840$67,3600$0
Fire - Other 2$7,349$44,0940$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,592$55,1040$0
Natural Resources 1$3,758$45,0961$277
Totals for Government 246$1,126,161$54,93513$12,420

Carbondale government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $4,354,000 ($168.11)
    Parking Facilities: $367,000 ($14.17)
    Central Staff Services: $190,000 ($7.34)
    Regular Highways: $96,000 ($3.71)
    Housing and Community Development: $23,000 ($0.89)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $9,535,000 ($368.16)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,687,000 ($142.36)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,151,000 ($121.66)
    Regular Highways: $2,315,000 ($89.39)
    Water Utilities: $2,305,000 ($89.00)
    Sewerage: $2,289,000 ($88.38)
    General - Other: $1,938,000 ($74.83)
    Financial Administration: $1,250,000 ($48.26)
    Central Staff Services: $1,054,000 ($40.70)
    Libraries: $1,031,000 ($39.81)
    General Public Buildings: $978,000 ($37.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $728,000 ($28.11)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $664,000 ($25.64)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $216,000 ($8.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $191,000 ($7.37)
    Parking Facilities: $164,000 ($6.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $991,000 ($38.26)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $930,000 ($35.91)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $833,000 ($32.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $276,000 ($10.66)
    Police Protection: $251,000 ($9.69)
    Water Utilities: $183,000 ($7.07)
    Housing and Community Development: $100,000 ($3.86)
    Local Fire Protection: $37,000 ($1.43)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,821,000 ($572.26)

Carbondale government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,375,000 ($207.54)
    Other: $1,133,000 ($43.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $930,000 ($35.91)
    Parking Facilities: $161,000 ($6.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000 ($1.08)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $153,000 ($5.91)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($1.16)
    Highways: $8,000 ($0.31)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $266,000 ($10.27)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,112,000 ($42.94)
    Fines and Forfeits: $793,000 ($30.62)
    Interest Earnings: $43,000 ($1.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,991,000 ($192.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,823,000 ($379.28)
    Highways: $663,000 ($25.60)
    Public Welfare: $215,000 ($8.30)
    Other: $106,000 ($4.09)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,230,000 ($395.00)
    Property: $2,232,000 ($86.18)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,025,000 ($78.19)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,184,000 ($45.72)
    Other License: $198,000 ($7.65)

Carbondale government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,596,000 ($1104.14)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,701,000 ($992.35)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,895,000 ($111.78)

Carbondale government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,482,000 ($790.84)

7.72% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($30,329 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.72%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Williamson County, IL  1.10% ($32,095 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.64% ($19,779)
from Perry County, IL  0.34% ($22,391)


10.53% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,510 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.53%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Williamson County, IL  1.38% ($35,919 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.92% ($20,522)
to Perry County, IL  0.31% ($25,600)
Businesses in Carbondale, IL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1La-Z-Boy1
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Aeropostale1Lowe's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Macy's1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Arby's1Mazda1
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's4
AutoZone1Motherhood Maternity1
Barnes & Noble1New Balance1
Bath & Body Works1Nike12
Bed Bath & Beyond1Old Navy1
Blockbuster1Pac Sun1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Panera Bread1
Burger King2Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1Payless1
Chevrolet1Pier 1 Imports1
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut1
Circle K3Quality1
Comfort Inn1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Dennys1Rue211
Econo Lodge1SAS Shoes1
FedEx5SONIC Drive-In1
Finish Line1Sears1
GNC1Shoe Carnival1
GameStop1Staples1
Goodwill2Starbucks2
H&R Block1Steak 'n Shake1
Haworth1Subway3
Hilton1Super 81
Hobby Lobby1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1T.J.Maxx1
Hollister Co.1Taco Bell1
Hot Topic1True Value1
Houlihan's1U-Haul1
JCPenney1UPS8
Jimmy John's1Vans1
Jones New York2Verizon Wireless1
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
Justice1Walgreens2
KFC1Walmart1
Kohl's1Wendy's1
Kroger1Wet Seal1

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.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Carbondale fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 53Number of bridges
  • 381ft / 116mTotal length
  • $1,253,000Total costs
  • 360,135Total average daily traffic
  • 22,579Total average daily truck traffic
  • 364,848Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Carbondale, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 151980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 92000-2009
  • 62010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Carbondale, IL
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 159 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Carbondale)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Carbondale, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 29 (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: 166 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Carbondale)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Carbondale)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 33 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 184. The highest number of fire incidents - 280 took place in 2005, and the least - 111 in 2016. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Carbondale, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (48.7%), and Structure Fires (38.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Carbondale, IL
    • 1,52248.7%Outside Fires
    • 1,19838.3%Structure Fires
    • 38212.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 250.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Carbondale, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Carbondale, Illinois:

  • Heritage Motel, 1209 W Main St, Carbondale, Illinois 62901 , Phone: (618) 457-4142
  • Hampton Inn, 2175 Reed Station Pkwy, Carbondale, Illinois 62901 , Phone: (618) 549-6900, Fax: (618) 549-8448
  • Best Western Saluki Inn, 801 N Giant City Rd, Carbondale, Illinois 62901 , Phone: (618) 351-6611, Fax: (618) 351-1802
  • Holiday Inn, 2300 Reed Station Pkwy, Carbondale, Illinois 62901 , Phone: (618) 549-2600, Fax: (618) 549-6151
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 700 E Main St, Carbondale, Illinois 62901 , Phone: (618) 457-5566
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton, 200 W Elm St, Carbondale, Illinois 62901 , Phone: (618) 529-2555, Fax: (618) 529-0166
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Carbondale, Illinois
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Carbondale, IL
  • 52.9%Utility gas
  • 45.2%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Carbondale, IL
  • 73.6%Electricity
  • 25.4%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%No fuel used


Carbondale compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 above state average.

Carbondale on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 10,000+"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 1,000+"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Southern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of males (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 males in this group)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in unknown juvenile institutions (population 1,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of females (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 females in this group)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: office and administrative support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most recent year of entry for the foreign-born population (2,000+ people)+"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
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