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Carbondale, IL: What you need to know

Located in southern Illinois, Carbondale has natural beauty, educational resources and cultural attractions. The town’s largest employer, Southern Illinois University, is also one of America's Top Colleges by Forbes. Neighborhoods are lively near campus, and historic districts offer other diverse housing options. The region's four golf courses, Little Grand Canyon and access to lakes make Carbondale a great place to be outdoors.

Carbondale, IL City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 26,192
Median Age 23
Median Household Income $17,764
Median Home Price $111,600
Walkscore 39

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Carbondale, IL Demographics

Median Population

Median Age 23.4%
Age 18 Over 85.9%
Age 21 Over 66.6%
Age 62 Over 9%
Age 65 Over 7.7%

Race

  Ethnicity White 62.3%
  Ethnicity Black 24.2%
  Ethnicity Asian 6%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 7%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Other 1.9%

Population By Gender

  Male 51%
  Female 49%

Language

  English Only 85.1%
  English Other 14.9%

Economics

  Median Household Income $17,764
  Median Home Price $111,600
  Homes Owned 73%
  Homes Rent 27%
  Median Property Rent $686

 
COMMUTE TIME: 13.8 MINUTES
in Carbondale, IL

Commute Types

  Walked 13.5%
  Worked at Home 3.3%
  Public Transportation 2.1%
  Other Means 3.3%
  Drove Alone 69.2%
  Carpooled 8.6%

39/100
WALK SCORE
for Carbondale, IL

 
Total Employed Armed Forces: 8
In Carbondale, IL

 
3.9% CIVILIAN VETERANS
in Carbondale, IL