Carmi, Illinois

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Carmi, Illinois

Introduction to Carmi, Illinois

Carmi, Illinois is 33 miles W of Evansville, Indiana and 121 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri. The city has a population of 5,422.

Carmi History

Carmi is located in White county, along the Little Wabash river. The oldest house in Carmi was built in 1814. It has now been converted into a museum and is maintained by the White County Historical Society. The name Carmi was been derived from the Bible. It was the name of Joseph’s nephew.

Carmi and nearby Attractions

  • New Harmony State Historic Site
  • Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden
  • Beall Woods State Park
  • Wabash County Museum

Things To Do In Carmi

Local festivals and celebrations include the White County Fair and the Carmi Corn Days, held every July and October, respectively. The Beall Woods State Park, the Hamilton County State Fish & Wildlife Area, the Harmonie State Park, the Casino Aztar and the Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden are all accessible from Carmi as well. Nearby museums and historical sites include the New Harmony State Historic Site, Cedarhurst and the Evansville Museum of Arts & Science.

Carmi Transportation

Evansville Regional is the nearest airport.

Carmi Higher Education

Colleges and universities accessible from Carmi include Frontier Community College, Henderson Community College and Ivy Tech Community College-Southwest.

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High Points

Carmi strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Carmi Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Carmi Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Carmi, Illinois

Comparing Carmi to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
College Educated Adults 2 4
Median Family Income 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Short Commute Times 6 8
Public Transportation Use 6 7
Working at Home 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Housing Recently Built 3 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 5

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Carmi Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles W of Evansville, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 121 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County White
Standard Zip Codes 62821
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.09
Longitude -88.158

Carmi Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CARMI 3
Distance 1.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Station ALBION
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 45 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
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Carmi Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,422 100%
Male 2,482 45.8%
Female 2,940 54.2%
Under 18 1,107 20.4%
18+ 4,315 79.6%
65+ 1,406 25.9%
Median Age 43.1
Average Family Size 2.78
White 5,330 98.3%
African-American 26 0.5%
Asian 13 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 19 0.4%
Other 3 0.1%
Mixed Race 31 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 35 0.6%

Estimated Carmi Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,414
Growth -8
Growth % -0.1%

Carmi Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 25.3%
US/American 22%
English 17.6%
Irish 11.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.4%
French (except Basque) 3.5%
Dutch 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Italian 1.3%
Scottish 1.3%
Polish 0.8%
European 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Russian 0.3%
Celtic 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
British 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Carmi, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Brownsville (62821)
Dogtown (62821)
Epworth (62821)
Rising Sun (62821)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Carmi 5,422 $32,456
Crossville 782 $35,972
Enfield 625 $34,125
Grayville 1,725 $36,944
Maunie 177 $19,375
Norris City 1,057 $29,412
Springerton 134 $30,000

Carmi Public Libraries

Carmi P.l.
Carmi, Illinois
(618) 382-5277
Library Web Site

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Wal-mart in Carmi

(As of 2006)
1344 Illinois Hwy #1
(618) 382-5856
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Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

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Student/teacher ratio: 11.1

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