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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.

People

Total Population 5,107
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 23.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,052
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 53.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.5%
Median Earnings25+ $28,429
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,510

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,682
% Above Poverty Level 82.7%
% Below Poverty Level 17.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.9%
Median Gross Rent $565
Median House Value $68,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.1%
US/American 0%
English 13.9%
Irish 10.6%

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

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station MCLEANSBORO
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Crossville 691 $53,750
Enfield 628 $31,429
Grayville 1,630 $57,679

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

Carmi Public Libraries

Library
Carmi P.l.
103 SLOCUMB STREET
Carmi, Illinois
(618) 382-5277
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Carmi High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

CARMI-WHITE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
800 W MAIN ST
618-382-4661
Serves 449 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

BROWNSVILLE ATTENDANCE CENTER
1187 CNTY RD 700 E
618-265-3256
A Special Education School
Serves 78 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.1

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