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Carbondale township, IL map Land area: 37.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population: 24,586 (91% urban, 9% rural)
Males: 12,679  (51.6%)
Females: 11,907  (48.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 23,746 (8,737 owner occupied, 15,009 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

63%
State:

33%


Races in Carbondale township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 66.7%
  • Black: 21.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 6.1%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.4%
  • Two or more races: 2.1%
  • Some other race: 0.3%

Median age of males: 25.2
Median age of females: 25.8

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Average household size: 2.01

Carbondale township:

2.0 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.79

Estimated median household income in 2009: $19,372 ($16,725 in 1999)
This township:

$19,372
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $455 (lower quartile is $342, upper quartile is $632)
Here:

$455
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $104,415 (it was $70,700 in 2000)
Carbondale township:

$104,415
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $71,467 - $153,924

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $145,091
Here:

$145,091
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $477,572
Here:

$477,572
State:

$249,884

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $168,298
Here:

$168,298
State:

$320,044

Mobile homes: $28,228
Here:

$28,228
State:

$35,670
Population density: 649 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

38.8%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

22.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Carbondale.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Carbondale township: Barr (A), Marberry Arboretum (B), Jackson County Farm (C), Carbondale Township Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Carbondale township include: Antioch Church (A), Drury Christian Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Winchester Cemetery (1), Snider Hill Cemetery (2), Dillinger Cemetery (3), Winchester Cemetery (4), North County Line Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Thompson Lake (A), New Thompson Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Drury Creek (A), Sycamore Creek (B), Piles Fork (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 2,438 (17% naturalized citizens)

Carbondale township:  9.9%
State:  12.3%

31% of Carbondale township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Illinois.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 15716
  • Northeast: 871
  • Midwest: 2716
  • South: 2108
  • West: 712

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $56,700

Carbondale township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Carbondale township, Illinois:

  • 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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,754
  • One, attached: 237
  • Two: 757
  • 3 or 4: 1,133
  • 5 to 9: 1,338
  • 10 to 19: 875
  • 20 to 49: 1,017
  • 50 or more: 876
  • Mobile homes: 2,282

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Carbondale township with a mortgage: 1,665 (122 second mortgage, 142 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,280

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 122
  • 1995 to 1998: 602
  • 1990 to 1994: 801
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,888
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,986
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,877
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,488
  • 1940 to 1949: 657
  • 1939 or earlier: 848

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Carbondale township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 37
  • 3 rooms: 103
  • 4 rooms: 590
  • 5 rooms: 847
  • 6 rooms: 929
  • 7 rooms: 623
  • 8 rooms: 343
  • 9 or more rooms: 368

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Carbondale township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 916
  • 2 rooms: 1,154
  • 3 rooms: 1,589
  • 4 rooms: 2,325
  • 5 rooms: 1,093
  • 6 rooms: 572
  • 7 rooms: 235
  • 8 rooms: 84
  • 9 or more rooms: 40

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Carbondale township:

  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 109
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,023
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,992
  • 4 bedrooms: 566
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 150

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Carbondale township:

  • no bedroom: 1,017
  • 1 bedroom: 2,324
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,028
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,258
  • 4 bedrooms: 324
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 57

Cars and other vehicles available in Carbondale township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 199
  • 1 vehicle: 1,336
  • 2 vehicles: 1,886
  • 3 vehicles: 353
  • 4 vehicles: 63
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

Cars and other vehicles available in Carbondale township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 1,497
  • 1 vehicle: 4,139
  • 2 vehicles: 1,743
  • 3 vehicles: 435
  • 4 vehicles: 125
  • 5 or more vehicles: 69

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Educational services (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (37%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (2%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Postsecondary teachers (13%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Postsecondary teachers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Carbondale township:

  • German (16.8%)
  • Irish (8.7%)
  • English (7.3%)
  • United States or American (6.4%)
  • Italian (3.5%)
  • Polish (2.8%)
  • Scottish (1.7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Japan (14%)
  • Korea (10%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • India (6%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (5%)
  • Taiwan (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,531 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 1,394 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 269 (2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 7 (0%)
  • Railroad: 9 (0%)
  • Taxi: 29 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 10 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 284 (2%)
  • Walked: 1,066 (9%)
  • Other means: 19 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 280 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (52%)
  • Utility gas (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

People in group quarters in Carbondale township, Illinois:

  • 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

87.0% of residents of Carbondale township speak English at home.
3.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
3.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
4.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% speak English very well, 43% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
1.8% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,819
  • In family households: 12,971 (2,959 male householders, 1,553 female householders)
    2,985 spouses, 4,276 children (4,055 natural, 75 adopted, 146 stepchildren), 168 grandchildren, 327 brothers or sisters, 82 parents, 201 other relatives, 420 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,848 (3,914 male householders (2,618 living alone)), 3,451 female householders (2,411 living alone)), 3,483 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 841 (524 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,244 2-persons, 1,036 3-persons, 723 4-persons, 343 5-persons, 133 6-persons, 33 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 5,029 1-person, 1,565 2-persons, 491 3-persons, 242 4-persons, 24 5-persons, 14 6-persons,

2,075 married couples with children.
1,573 single-parent households (212 men, 1,361 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 85
Here:

5.1%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 64
Here:

7.9%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 118
Here:

1.6%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Carbondale township:

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