Carbondale, Illinois Population 2022

21,049
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Carbondale is a city located in Jackson County Illinois. Carbondale has a 2020 population of 21,049. Carbondale is currently declining at a rate of -1.88% annually and its population has decreased by -3.70% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,857 in 2010.

The average household income in Carbondale is $45,312 with a poverty rate of 39.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $698 per month, and the median house value is $122,700. The median age in Carbondale is 24.4 years, 24.3 years for males, and 24.7 years for females.

Carbondale Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Carbondalewas:

  • White: 61.07%
  • Black or African American: 26.81%
  • Asian: 5.78%
  • Two or more races: 3.43%
  • Other race: 2.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.41%
  • Native American: 0.30%
The current population of Carbondale, Illinois is 21,049 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 21,857.

Carbondale, Illinois Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2010139,4090.00%
2011139,9565470.39%
2012138,698-1,258-0.91%
2013140,0771,3790.98%
2014139,658-419-0.30%
2015139,419-239-0.17%
2016138,634-785-0.57%
2017137,352-1,282-0.93%
2018136,694-658-0.48%
2019135,764-930-0.69%
2020134,834-930-0.69%
2021133,904-930-0.69%

Carbondale Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,51161.07%
Black or African American6,81126.81%
American Indian and Alaska Native750.30%
Asian1,4675.78%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1030.41%
Some Other Race5612.21%
Two or More Races8723.43%
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Carbondale Population by Race

Carbondale Population Pyramid 2022

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Carbondale Median Age

25


Total

24.6


Male

26


Female

Carbondale Adults

There are 22,388 adults, (2,572 of whom are seniors) in Carbondale.

Carbondale Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

13

Old Age Dependency Ratio

15.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Carbondale Sex Ratio

Female

12,638

49.76%

Male

12,762

50.24%

Carbondale Population by Age

Carbondale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Carbondale Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.8%29.2%
Female32.3%67.7%
All28.7%71.3%
Non Family16.7%83.3%
Male11.9%88.1%

28.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carbondale Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,1031.9628.7
Married2,0912.6770.8
Male2702.8411.9
Female1,3963.4232.3
Non Family7,3461.4516.7

2.92

Average Family Size

1.96

Average Household Size

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Carbondale Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3002.37%
9th to 12th Grade3953.12%
High School Graduate2,02516.01%
Some College3,13124.75%
Associates Degree8526.74%
Bachelors Degree2,27017.94%
Graduate Degree3,67729.07%
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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
Asian1,011986852
White7,7777,4754,112
Hispanic528506163
2+ Races372372104
Black2,9222,650776
Other Race23115926
Islander5151
Native American4425

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 84.27%.

Carbondale Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,496$26,267$23,005
Less Than 9th Grade$23,358$24,145$22,328
High School Graduate$16,635$16,142$18,092
Some College$21,045$27,013$17,527
Bachelors Degree$20,707$15,686$25,052
Graduate Degree$43,358$45,714$41,964

$24,496

Average Earnings

$26,267

Average Male

$23,005

Average Female

Carbondale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carbondale Language by Age

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Carbondale Language

87.33% of Carbondale residents speak only English, while 12.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.80% of the population.

Carbondale Language

Carbondale Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native7575100.00%
Black6,0423,02350.03%
Multiple80533841.99%
Hispanic1,06240938.51%
Asian1,36148835.86%
White12,4994,20933.67%
Islander1031918.45%
Other293NaN%

39.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

39.31%

Male Poverty Rate

39.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carbondale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carbondale is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 48.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 47.85%.

Carbondale Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade45.50%
High School39.04%
Some College28.58%
Bachelors or Greater15.16%

Carbondale Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed29.13%
Male Unemployed55.84%
Female Employed31.27%
Female Unemployed72.14%

Carbondale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carbondale Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$24,093$47,221
Families$53,590$78,814
Married Families$87,913-
Non Families$18,933$30,793
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Income by Household Type

Carbondale Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

21.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

21.4%

Male Marriage Rate

20.9%

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 55-64.

Carbondale Marital Status by Race

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Carbondale Marital Status

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946

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War440
First Gulf War210
Vietnam153
Korea71
World War II40

Carbondale Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34317
35 to 54211
55 to 64103
65 to 74128
75+187

Carbondale Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7815.44%
Black1362.58%
Other Race30.69%
2+ Races263.48%
Hispanic292.32%

Carbondale Veterans by Race

Carbondale Veterans by Education

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18.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carbondale Veterans by Education

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53.3%

Labor Force Participation

47.4%

Employment Rate

10.8%

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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61.74%

Born in Carbondale

90.31%

Native Born

9.69%

Foreign Born

7.29%

Non Citizen

2.40%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.31% of Carbondale residents were born in the United States, with 61.74% having been born in Illinois. 7.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Carbondale Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19003,3180.00%
19105,4112,0935.01%
19206,2678561.48%
19307,5281,2611.85%
19408,5501,0221.28%
195010,9212,3712.48%
196014,6703,7493.00%
197022,8168,1464.52%
198026,4143,5981.48%
199027,0336190.23%
200020,681-6,352-2.64%
201025,9025,2212.28%
201125,498-404-1.56%
201225,094-404-1.58%
201324,690-404-1.61%
201424,286-404-1.64%
201523,882-404-1.66%
201623,478-404-1.69%
201723,074-404-1.72%
201822,670-404-1.75%
201922,266-404-1.78%
202021,857-409-1.84%
202121,453-404-1.85%
202221,049-404-1.88%

Carbondale Population by Year