Introduction to Mount Carmel, Illinois

Mount Carmel, Illinois, in Wabash county, is 32 miles N of Evansville, Indiana and 109 miles W of Louisville, Kentucky.

Mount Carmel History

Mount Carmel is the county seat of Wabash County, which was established out of Edwards County in 1824 after an armed rebellion between the militias of Mount Carmel and Albion. In 2008, an earthquake struck Mount Carmel.

Mount Carmel and nearby Attractions

  • Vincennes State Historic Sites
  • Old Cathedral Library & Museum
  • Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden
  • George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
  • Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area

Things To Do In Mount Carmel

Local parks include the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park and the Beall Woods State Park. Other notable nearby spots include the Hamilton County State Fish & Wildlife Area, the White Oak State Fishing Area and the Patoka State Fish and Wildlife Area. Local churches include the Pentecostal Assembly of God Church, the Abundant Life New Life Fellowship Church, Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church and the Emmanuel Baptist Church. The Mesker Park Zoo and Botanical Garden is also accessible from Mount Carmel as well. Local museums include the William H. Harrison Museum, the Wabash County Museum and the Old Cathedral Library & Museum. The Wabash County Fair is hosted here every July.

Mount Carmel Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Evansville Regional Airport.

Mount Carmel Higher Education

Nearby universities include Vincennes University, Eastern Illinois University and the University of Evansville.


Total Population 7,098
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 17.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,117
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 50.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $58,500
% Above Poverty Level 84.3%
% Below Poverty Level 15.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 35.6%
Median Gross Rent $557
Median House Value $76,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.6%
US/American 0%
English 12.8%
Irish 14.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mount Carmel Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles N of Evansville, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 109 miles W of Louisville, Kentucky
County Wabash
Standard Zip Codes 62863
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.41
Longitude -87.761

Mount Carmel Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 43.7 inches
Station ALBION
Distance 16.6 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
Station OLNEY 2 S
Distance 26.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cowling (62863)

Friendsville (62863)

Maud (62863)

Odgen (62863)

Patton (62863)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allendale 717 $58,750
Bellmont 204 $51,094
Bone Gap 201 $46,719
Browns 127 $50,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mount Carmel Public Libraries

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Mount Carmel, Illinois
(618) 263-3531

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Mount Carmel Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(618) 262-8621
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 622 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

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