Carbondale, Illinois Population 2021

27,551
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Carbondale is a city located in Jackson County Illinois. Carbondale has a 2020 population of 27,551. Carbondale is currently declining at a rate of -0.90% annually and its population has decreased by -7.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,663 in 2010. Carbondale reached it's highest population of 29,684 in 2011.

The average household income in Carbondale is $48,386 with a poverty rate of 39.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $706 per month, and the median house value is $124,300. The median age in Carbondale is 25.1 years, 24.9 years for males, and 25.7 years for females.

Carbondale Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Carbondale was:

  • White: 63.54%
  • Black or African American: 25.42%
  • Asian: 5.35%
  • Two or more races: 3.17%
  • Other race: 1.88%
  • Native American: 0.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.20%
The current population of Carbondale, Illinois is 27,551 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 28,304.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 29,663.

Carbondale, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,19063.54%
Black or African American7,27725.42%
Asian1,5315.35%
Two or More Races9083.17%
Some Other Race5391.88%
American Indian and Alaska Native1250.44%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander570.20%
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Carbondale Population by Race

Carbondale Population Pyramid $2021

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Carbondale Median Age

25.1


Total

24.9


Male

25.7


Female

Carbondale Adults

There are 24,647 adults, (2,982 of whom are seniors) in Carbondale.

Carbondale Age Dependency

32.1

Age Dependency Ratio

13.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

18.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Carbondale Sex Ratio

Female

14,003

48.92%

Male

14,624

51.08%

Carbondale Population by Age

Carbondale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Carbondale Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.9%24.1%
All32.4%67.6%
Male29.7%70.3%
Female23.4%76.6%
Non Family17.7%82.3%

32.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carbondale Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,9302.0832.4
Non Family7,5381.5217.7
Married2,8422.7875.9
Female1,2873.6123.4
Male2633.3929.7

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Average Family Size

2.08

Average Household Size

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Carbondale Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3482.41%
9th to 12th Grade4693.25%
High School Graduate2,04114.15%
Some College3,81326.44%
Associates Degree1,2928.96%
Bachelors Degree2,55017.68%
Graduate Degree3,91027.11%
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Carbondale Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carbondale Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,1668,7704,499
Black3,2182,957823
Asian1,0491,032879
Hispanic539490200
2+ Races37337395
Other Race23214728
Native American532915
Islander2020

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 83.79%.

Carbondale Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,268$29,315$20,761
Less Than 9th Grade$21,214$20,265$22,083
High School Graduate$13,699$14,821$13,255
Some College$21,905$32,744$16,791
Bachelors Degree$19,101$19,732$18,773
Graduate Degree$40,889$43,861$38,486

$23,268

Average Earnings

$29,315

Average Male

$20,761

Average Female

Carbondale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carbondale Language by Age

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Carbondale Language

87.50% of Carbondale residents speak only English, while 12.50% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.89% of the population.

Carbondale Language

Carbondale Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,9424,88732.71%
Black6,4053,33051.99%
Asian1,44653136.72%
Multiple86544851.79%
Hispanic1,13440235.45%
Other53936367.35%
Native1117971.17%
Islander572238.60%

39.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

38.44%

Male Poverty Rate

40.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carbondale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carbondale is Native, with 71.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carbondale is White, with 32.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 51.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 48.15%.

Carbondale Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.51%
High School39.56%
Some College27.63%
Bachelors or Greater14.32%

Carbondale Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed71.23%
Male Unemployed55.43%
Female Employed32.73%
Male Employed30.43%

Carbondale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carbondale Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$24,161$48,386
Families$61,324$78,641
Married Families$82,578-
Non Families$16,378$30,495
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Income by Household Type

Carbondale Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

24.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

24.2%

Male Marriage Rate

24.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Carbondale Married by Age and Sex

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Carbondale Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Carbondale Marital Status by Race

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Carbondale Marital Status

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1,369

Number of Veterans

1,091

Male Veterans

278

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War581
First Gulf War323
Vietnam286
World War II86
Korea46

Carbondale Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34396
35 to 54369
65 to 74223
75+207
55 to 64174

Carbondale Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1316.94%
Black2103.70%
Hispanic231.76%
2+ Races202.87%
Other Race81.78%

Carbondale Veterans by Race

Carbondale Veterans by Education

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16.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carbondale Veterans by Education

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55.7%

Labor Force Participation

50.3%

Employment Rate

9.7%

Unemployment Rate

Carbondale Employment by Age

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Carbondale Employment by Race

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Carbondale Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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65.98%

Born in Carbondale

91.15%

Native Born

8.85%

Foreign Born

6.70%

Non Citizen

2.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.15% of Carbondale residents were born in the United States, with 65.98% having been born in Illinois. 6.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Carbondale Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202127,551-251-0.90%
202027,802-251-0.89%
201928,053-251-0.89%
201828,304-288-1.01%
201728,592-370-1.28%
201628,962-287-0.98%
201529,24970.02%
201429,242-181-0.62%
201329,4238863.10%
201228,537-1,147-3.86%
201129,684210.07%
201029,6630.00%

Carbondale Population by Year