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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A
Carbondale is a town in Colorado with a population of 6,571. Carbondale is in Garfield County. Living in Carbondale offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Carbondale there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Carbondale and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Carbondale are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$448,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,359
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Carbondale Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    132
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    102
    41
  • Robbery
    15
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    146
    500
  • Theft
    1,359
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    73
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$64,250
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%
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It's colorado! What more is there to say? The mountains are breath-taking, the rivers stunning and everything in between is wonderful from the bike trails to the local parks.
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There's a saying that goes,"If you don't like the weather on Colorado. wait 10 minutes. And at times, our weather is very applicable to that saying. But most of the time, the weather here in Colorado is predictable. We are very fortuate to not have floods, hurricanes, or tornadoes, or any natural disasters.
It's a small town, community-oriented, environmentally conscious, healthy and it has a lot of personality!