Carbondale, IL

26,066 Population
17.2 square miles 1,511.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.2%
was 0.2%
 
Population Density
1,511.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
25.3%
was 25.1%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
10.9%
was 11.4%
 
Percent Under 18
13.8%
was 14.1%
 
Percent 65 and Over
8.1%
was 7.7%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.9
was 6.1
Ranked 12th Lowest in IL
Percent Living in Poverty
44.4%
was 49.3%
 
Median Household Income
$19,515
was $17,764
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
60.5
61
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
3.8
was 7.6
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
387.5
was 929.6
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,191.4
was 3,927.9
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
12,824
was 12,559
 
Median Rent
$660
was $686
 
Total Building Permits
41
was 83
 
Occupied Housing Units
10,068
was 9,724
 
Homeownership Rate
27.9%
was 27.0%
 
Single Family Building Permits
7
was 7
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
743.4
was 724.2
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
27.5%
was 28.5%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
34
was 76
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.2
was 2.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
3.4
was 6.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.5
was 3.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
93.8%
was 96.2%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
91.3%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
94.3%
was 93.1%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
49.1%
was 48.3%
 

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