Send us your Carbondale photos:
Carbondale is a city in Jackson County.
So named because of the presence of coal
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Carbondale. For links to other places called Carbondale, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Carbondale is 37.727N. The longitude is -89.216W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 413 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 24,952.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Carbondale demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jackson 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 62966 ZIP code.
17% of Carbondale residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carbondale ancestry & family history guide.
Post a query on a message board:
Records & databases:
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carbondale was $13,346, compared with $21,587 nationally.
48% of Carbondale residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Carbondale, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $341. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $790.
Libraries in Carbondale include Carbondale Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Carbondale include Southern Illinoisan
TV stations in Carbondale include WSIU.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WSIU.
Jackson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carbondale political report.
The average commute time for Carbondale workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Carbondale between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
More info about Carbondale:
Send us your corrections and additions
Search Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Certificate programs, Diploma programs, and many others.
Enter your ZIP or Postal code to find schools near you. Your dream major may be just around the corner!