Living in Carbondale, IL

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Carbondale SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
6
Affordability
3
Diversity
9
Safety
5
Amenities
8.5
Education
9.5
Commute
10

Carbondale, IL Crime Report

871
Total Crimes
3,373.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
31.36%
Above National Average

Carbondale, IL Cost Of Living

87
Carbondale's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Carbondale, Illinois Info Snack

Carbondale is a city in Jackson County, Illinois, United States, within the Southern Illinois region informally known as "Little Egypt." The city developed from 1853 because of the stimulation of railroad construction into the area. Today the major roadways of Illinois Route 13 and U.S. Route 51 intersect in the city. The city is 96 miles (154 km) southeast of St. Louis, Missouri, on the northern edge of the Shawnee National Forest. Carbondale is the home of the main campus of Southern Illinois University.
Population
25,846
Unemployment
11.5%
Poverty
45.8%
Median Home
$112,000
Median Income
$22,025
Median Rent
$714

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Rankings for Carbondale in Illinois

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Map Of Carbondale, IL

Population over time in Carbondale

Year Population % Change
2017 25,846 -1.3%
2016 26,196 0.5%
2015 26,066 -0.5%
2014 26,192 -0.7%
2013 26,374 0.6%
2012 26,223 1.0%
2011 25,961 0.8%
2010 25,747 0.1%
2009 25,732 -
Crime/100k Carbondale IL USA
Violent Crime 430.0 404.1 368.9
Murder 0.0 6.9 5.0
Robbery 100.7 111.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 224.7 239.7 246.8
Property Crime 2943.9 1932.8 2199.5
Burglary 441.6 306.7 376.0
Larceny 2374.5 1472.3 1594.6
Car Theft 127.8 153.8 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Carbondale

White
58.4% (15,083)
African American
26.1% (6,733)
American Indian
0.1% (37)
Asian
5.7% (1,467)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.6% (154)
Two Or More
3.5% (908)
Hispanic
5.7% (1,464)
Race Carbondale IL USA
White 58.4% 61.6% 61.1%
African American 26.1% 14.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 5.7% 5.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.6% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.5% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 5.7% 17.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Carbondale, Illinois

Less than $10,000
26.7% (690,532)
$10,000 to $14,999
11.4% (293,508)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.7% (406,434)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.5% (218,986)
$35,000 to $49,999
9.1% (235,264)
$50,000 to $74,999
11.5% (296,814)
$75,000 to $99,999
5.3% (136,326)
$100,000 to $149,999
6.8% (176,511)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.6% (68,163)
$200,000 or more
2.4% (62,058)
Income Carbondale IL USA
Less than $10,000 26.7% 6.5% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 11.4% 4.0% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.7% 8.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.5% 8.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 9.1% 12.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 11.5% 17.2% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 5.3% 12.7% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 6.8% 15.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.6% 6.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.4% 7.6% 7.0%

Gender in Carbondale

Female
49.3% (12,730)
Male
50.7% (13,115)
Gender Carbondale IL USA
Female 49.3% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 50.7% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Carbondale for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
-0.0% (0)
9-12th Grade
3.0% (775)
High School / GED
14.0% (3,618)
Some College
26.0% (6,719)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (2,067)
Bachelor's Degree
20.0% (5,169)
Master's Degree
19.0% (4,910)
Professional Degree
3.0% (775)
Doctorate Degree
7.0% (1,809)
Education Carbondale IL USA
< 9th Grade -0.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 3.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 14.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 26.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 20.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 19.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 7.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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