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Carbondale is a township in Jackson County, in the Carbondale metro area. [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 37.73N. The longitude is -89.209W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 400 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 24,586.
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.
18% of Carbondale residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carbondale ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carbondale was $14,259, compared with $21,587 nationally.
47% 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 $338. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $865.
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.
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