Carbondale, IL Population

Population: 20,681
Males: 10,651 (51.5%), Females: 10,030 (48.5%)

Jackson County

Zip codes: 62901.

Median resident age: 24.7 years
Median household income: $15,882
Median house value: $73,400

Races in Carbondale:

  • White Non-Hispanic (64.7%)
  • Black (23.1%)
  • Hispanic (3.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • Chinese (1.9%)
  • Asian Indian (1.5%)
  • Other race (1.4%)
  • Korean (1.1%)
  • Japanese (1.0%)
  • Other Asian (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (18.5%), Irish (11.4%), English (9.1%), United States (4.6%), Italian (4.1%), Polish (3.6%).

Elevation: 415 feet

Land area: 11.9 square miles

Map of Carbondale, IL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Carbondale

  • High school or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 47.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Carbondale city

  • Never married: 58.8%
  • Now married: 27.6%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

10.6% Foreign born (6.8% Asia, 1.4% Europe, 1.2% Africa).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Carbondale:

  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (404 W MAIN)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Carbondale:

  • ST JOSEPH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; MURPHYSBORO, IL)
  • HERRIN HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; HERRIN, IL)
  • CHOATE MENTAL HEALTH & DEVELOPMENT CTR (about 19 miles; ANNA, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Carbondale:

  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (about 4 miles; CARBONDALE/MURPHYSBORO, IL; Abbreviation: MDH)
  • WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL (about 16 miles; MARION, IL; Abbreviation: MWA)
  • CAPE GIRARDEAU REGIONAL (about 43 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Abbreviation: CGI)

Other public-use airports nearest to Carbondale:

  • PINCKNEYVILLE-DU QUOIN (about 19 miles; PINCKNEYVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: PJY)
  • BENTON MUNI (about 28 miles; BENTON, IL; Abbreviation: H96)
  • SPARTA COMMUNITY-HUNTER FIELD (about 43 miles; SPARTA, IL; Abbreviation: SAR)
Amtrak station:
CARBONDALE (401 S. ILLINOIS AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Carbondale:

  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (Full-time enrollment: 19,742; Location: FANER HALL 2179; Public; Website: www.siuc.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-SYSTEMS OFFICE (Location: 111 COLYER HALL; Public; Website: www.siu.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Carbondale:

  • JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE (about 10 miles; CARTERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,255)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 37 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Full-time enrollment: 7,227)
  • SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE (about 75 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,333)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 86 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,038)
  • SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 93 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 10,286)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FOREST PARK (about 95 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,441)
  • WEBSTER UNIVERSITY (about 99 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 8,252)

Schools

Public high school in Carbondale:

  • CARBONDALE COMM H S (Students: 1,236; Location: 1301 E WALNUT ST; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high school in Carbondale:

  • BREHM PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 68; Location: 1245 EAST GRAND AVE; Grades: 6 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Carbondale:

  • UNITY POINT ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 741; Location: 4033 S ILLINOIS AVE; Grades: PK – 08)
  • CARBONDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 427; Location: 1150 E GRAND AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • PARRISH ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 384; Location: 121 N PARRISH LN; Grades: PK – 02)
  • THOMAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 304; Location: 1025 N WALL STREET; Grades: 02 – 03)
  • LEWIS SCHOOL (Students: 281; Location: 801 SOUTH LEWIS LANE; Grades: 04 – 05)
  • GIANT CITY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 277; Location: 1062 BOSKYDELL ROAD; Grades: KG – 08)
  • LAKELAND SCHOOL (Location: PO BOX 968; Grades: 00 – 00)

Private primary/middle schools in Carbondale:

  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 65; Location: P O BOX 40; Grades: KG – 8)
  • CARBONDALE NEW SCHOOL (Students: 59; Location: 1302 E PLEASANT HILL ROAD; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Carbondale:

  • CARBONDALE P.L. (Operating income: $515,879; Location: 405 WEST MAIN STREET; 85,288 books; 1,594 audio materials; 1,195 video materials; 158 serial subscriptions)