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Overview

Introduction to Carbondale, Illinois

Carbondale, Illinois is 84 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri. It is in Jackson county.

Carbondale History

Carbondale was founded and named by Daniel Brush. It was established by Mr. Brush to develop coal-mining in the area. It was incorporated as a village during the Civil War. After the war, Carbondale developed rapidly as a center of transport and business. It also began developing as a center of education with the establishment of Carbondale College, which eventually became Southern Illinois College.

Carbondale and nearby Attractions

  • Cedar Lake
  • Crab Orchard Lake
  • Giant City State Park
  • Gen. John A. Logan Museum
  • Hickory Ridge Public Golf Center

Things To Do In Carbondale

The Cedar Lake at Carbondale is a popular spot where one can boat, swim, or fish. The beach is an ideal place for relaxation and other recreational activities. Carbondale Park District offers facilities for many activities. It is a regular venue for concerts and other recreational activities. The park district also has a highly rated 18-hole golf course.

Carbondale Transportation

Southern Illinois Airport provides air transport.

Carbondale Higher Education

Southern Illinois University is a reputed institution for higher education. One can also enroll at the John A. Logan College and South East Missouri State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population26,066
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens8.1%
Employed Population 16+10,916
Age of the Population24

Families

% of people married24.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49.1%
Median Earnings25+$23,426
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,328
Median Earnings With High School Degree$15,771

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,774
% Above Poverty Level55.6%
% Below Poverty Level44.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work13.5%
% Using Public Transportation2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone45.9%
Median Gross Rent$660
Median House Value$119,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38%
German17.5%
Irish9.1%
English7.1%
Italian4.4%
Polish2.1%
French Except Basque2%
Arab1.8%
Scottish1.4%
African1.2%
Norwegian0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Danishn0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Syrian0.5%
Iranian0.4%
Nigerian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Russian0.3%
Iraqi0.3%
Belizean0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Ugandan0.2%
Greek0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Carbondale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jackson County
Standard Zip Codes62901, 62902, 62903
Phone Area Codes618
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.72
Approximate Longitude-89.21

Carbondale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCARBONDALE SEWAGE PLANT
Distance3.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationDU QUOIN 4 SE
Distance17.8 miles
Jan Temp22 to 40 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip44.1 inches
StationDIXON SPRINGS AGR CENTER
Distance36.9 miles
Jan Temp25 to 43 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 73 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bush244$42,000
Cambria1,337$46,250
Carterville5,742$62,736
De Soto1,658$44,063
Makanda590$76,429
Murphysboro8,007$47,401

Carbondale Public Libraries

Carbondale Public Library
405 WEST MAIN STREET
Carbondale, Illinois
(618) 457-0354

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Carbondale Hospitals

Memorial Hospital Of Carbondale
404 West Jackson
(618) 549-0721

Carbondale Public Schools

Carbondale Comm H S
1301 E Walnut St
ZIP: 62901
(618) 457-3371
High
Total Enrollment 1030
Carbondale Middle School
1150 E Grand Ave
ZIP: 62901
(618) 457-2174
Middle
Total Enrollment 388
Lewis School
801 S Lewis Ln
ZIP: 62901
(618) 457-5393
Middle
Total Enrollment 296
Parrish Elem School
121 N Parrish Ln
ZIP: 62901
(618) 457-5781
Primary
Total Enrollment 506
Thomas Elementary School
1025 N Wall St
ZIP: 62901
(618) 457-6226
Primary
Total Enrollment 308
Giant City Elem School
1062 Boskydell Rd
ZIP: 62902
(618) 457-5391
Primary
Total Enrollment 254
Unity Point Elem School
4033 S Illinois Ave
ZIP: 62903
(618) 529-4151
Primary
Total Enrollment 716

Carbondale Private Schools

Brehm Preparatory School
1245 E Grand Ave
ZIP: 62901
Secondary
Total Enrollment 79
Trinity Christian School
1218 W Freeman St
ZIP: 62901
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 101
Carbondale New School
1302 E Pleasant Hill Rd
ZIP: 62902
Elementary
Total Enrollment 63
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