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Makanda is a township in Jackson County, in the Carbondale metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Makanda. For links to other places called Makanda, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Makanda is 37.632N. The longitude is -89.213W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 420 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,062.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Makanda 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 62958 ZIP code.
20% of Makanda residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Makanda ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Makanda was $23,948, compared with $21,587 nationally.
50% of Makanda residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Makanda, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $412. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,070.
Jackson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Makanda political report.
The average commute time for Makanda workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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