Carbondale, Pennsylvania Population 2020

8,339

Carbondale is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 8,339, it is the 90th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 3507th largest city in the United States. Carbondale is currently declining at a rate of -0.61% annually and its population has decreased by -6.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,891 in 2010. Carbondale reached it's highest population of 20,061 in 1930. Spanning over 3 miles, Carbondale has a population density of 2,571 people per square mile.

The average household income in Carbondale is $56,737 with a poverty rate of 21.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $674 per month, and the median house value is $89,000. The median age in Carbondale is 43 years, 41.8 years for males, and 43.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 85.1 males.

Carbondale Demographics

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

  • White: 92.87%
  • Two or more races: 4.02%
  • Other race: 1.28%
  • Asian: 1.27%
  • Black or African American: 0.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.14%
  • Native American: 0.04%
The current population of Carbondale, Pennsylvania is 8,339, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,441.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,891.

Carbondale, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,95492.87%
Two or More Races3444.02%
Some Other Race1101.28%
Asian1091.27%
Black or African American330.39%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander120.14%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.04%

Carbondale Population Pyramid 2020

Carbondale Median Age

43


Total

41.8


Male

43.7


Female

Carbondale Adults

There are 6,657 adults, (1,886 of whom are seniors) in Carbondale.

Carbondale Age Dependency

79.5

Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

Carbondale Sex Ratio

Female

4,627

54.02%

Male

3,938

45.98%

Carbondale Households and Families

Carbondale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Carbondale Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.8%22.2%
All55.1%44.9%
Non Family52.7%47.3%
Male33.5%66.5%
Female22.4%77.6%

55.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,7832.255.1
Non Family1,6951.1452.7
Married1,2642.877.8
Female6153.5622.4
Male2093.1433.5

2.86

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

9.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Carbondale Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2033.28%
9th to 12th Grade5358.65%
High School Graduate2,66343.07%
Some College1,06617.24%
Associates Degree5919.56%
Bachelors Degree76612.39%
Graduate Degree3595.81%

Carbondale Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,9315,2321,060
Hispanic1129648
Other Race11011040
Multiple Races7878
Black331313
Asian444
Native American3

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,946$39,500$27,702
Less Than High School$17,226$17,059$17,634
High School Grad$32,038$37,888$21,054
Some College$29,680$39,479$27,415
Bachelors Degree$45,426$45,357$45,489
Graduate Degree$42,167$76,250$36,410

$32,946

Average Earnings

$39,500

Average Male

$27,702

Average Female

Carbondale Language

Carbondale Language by Age

Carbondale Language

95.58% of Carbondale residents speak only English, while 4.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.31% of the population.

Carbondale Poverty

Carbondale Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,6761,58320.62%
Multiple32820963.72%
Hispanic1401913.57%
Black27414.81%

21.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.31%

Male Poverty Rate

24.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carbondale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carbondale is Multiple, with 63.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carbondale is Hispanic, with 13.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.99%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.70%
High School18.70%
Some College15.14%
Bachelors or Greater5.05%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed50.55%
Male Unemployed31.25%
Female Employed6.35%
Male Employed5.86%

Carbondale Income

Carbondale Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,124$56,737
Families$53,172$60,598
Married Families$63,200-
Non Families$23,137$46,792

Carbondale Marital Status

Carbondale Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.1%

Male Marriage Rate

36.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Carbondale Married by Age and Sex

Carbondale Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Carbondale Marital Status by Race

Carbondale Veterans

589

Number of Veterans

524

Male Veterans

65

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam175
World War II88
First Gulf War81
Korea67
Second Gulf War65
Age Group Veterans
75+200
65 to 74149
35 to 54136
55 to 6468
18 to 3436

$Carbondale Veterans by Education

9.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carbondale Employment Status

55.9%

Labor Force Participation

51.8%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Carbondale Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

77.47%

Born in Pennsylvania

97.78%

Native Born

2.22%

Foreign Born

1.79%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.78% of Carbondale residents were born in the United States, with 77.47% having been born in Pennsylvania. 1.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,339-51-0.61%
20198,390-51-0.60%
20188,441-16-0.19%
20178,457-51-0.60%
20168,508-80-0.93%
20158,588-193-2.20%
20148,781-49-0.55%
20138,830-26-0.29%
20128,856-11-0.12%
20118,867-22-0.25%
20108,889-915-0.97%
20009,804-860-0.84%
199010,664-591-0.54%
198011,255-1,223-1.03%
197012,478-1,117-0.85%
196013,595-2,701-1.80%
195016,296-3,075-1.71%
194019,371-690-0.35%
193020,0611,4210.74%
192018,6401,6000.90%
191017,0403,5042.33%
190013,5362,7032.25%
189010,8333,1193.45%
18807,7141,3211.90%
18706,3931,3032.31%
18605,0901450.29%
18504,9450.00%