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Carbondale
  • Town in Illinois

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade C minus
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade A+

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Carbondale is a town in Illinois with a population of 25,400. Carbondale is in Jackson County. Living in Carbondale offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Carbondale there are a lot of bars. Many young professionals live in Carbondale and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Carbondale are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$122,700
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$698
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    71%
  • Own
    29%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    585.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    16
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    124.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    150.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    513.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,086.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    276.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    38%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  11%

Working in Carbondale

Jobs
grade C minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$24,093
National
$64,994

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