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

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Carbondale is a town in Illinois with a population of 25,597. 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 highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$117,500
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$714
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    71%
  • Own
    29%
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Carbondale Rankings

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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
    479.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    190.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    150.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    447.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,086.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    158.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    39%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  12%

Working in Carbondale

Jobs
grade C minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$22,152
National
$62,843

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