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Overview

Introduction to Carmi, Illinois

Carmi, Illinois is 33 miles W of Evansville, Indiana and 121 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,065
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens24.4%
Employed Population 16+2,076
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married50.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14%
Median Earnings25+$28,086
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,833
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,299

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,243
% Above Poverty Level84.6%
% Below Poverty Level15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone37.5%
Median Gross Rent$577
Median House Value$67,500

Ancestry

German28%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.7%
English12.1%
Irish10.5%
French Except Basque2.5%
Polish2.4%
Dutch2.1%
Scottish1.6%
Italian0.9%
Norwegian0.9%
Welsh0.4%
Israeli0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Arab0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Carmi Almanac

CategoryValue
County White County
Standard Zip Codes62821
Phone Area Codes618
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.08
Approximate Longitude-88.17

Carmi Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCARMI 3
Distance1.4 miles
Jan Temp22 to 40 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 70 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
StationMCLEANSBORO
Distance21.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp43 to 70 F
Annual Precip43.9 inches
StationALBION
Distance22 miles
Jan Temp21 to 37 F
Apr Temp45 to 66 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip44.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Crossville801$52,250
Enfield533$38,333
Grayville1,886$58,688
Maunie141$48,125

Carmi Public Libraries

Carmi Public Library
103 SLOCUMB STREET
Carmi, Illinois
(618) 382-5277

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Carmi Public Schools

Brownsville Attendance Center
1187 County Road 700 E
ZIP: 62821
(618) 265-3256
Other
Total Enrollment 66
Carmi White Cnty Jr High Sch
800 W Main St
ZIP: 62821
(618) 382-4661
Middle
Total Enrollment 191
Carmi-white County High School
800 W Main St
ZIP: 62821
(618) 382-4661
High
Total Enrollment 338
Jefferson Attendance Center
713 4th St
ZIP: 62821
(618) 382-7016
Primary
Total Enrollment 231
Lincoln Attendance Center
113 10th St
ZIP: 62821
(618) 384-3421
Primary
Total Enrollment 234
Prekindergarten Facility
213 7th St
ZIP: 62821
(618) 384-3515
Primary
Total Enrollment 75
Washington Attendance Center
205 W Main St
ZIP: 62821
(618) 382-4631
Middle
Total Enrollment 289
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