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Carpenter is a township in Jasper County, in the Chicago metro area.
The latitude of Carpenter is 40.777N. The longitude is -87.182W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 738 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,096.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Carpenter demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jasper County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47948 ZIP code.
33% of Carpenter residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carpenter ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carpenter was $19,502, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Carpenter residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Carpenter, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $376. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $770.
Jasper County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carpenter political report.
The average commute time for Carpenter workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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