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Carbon is a town in Clay County, in the Terre Haute metro area.
The community was named for nearby coal deposits.
The latitude of Carbon is 39.597N. The longitude is -87.118W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 689 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 336.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Carbon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clay County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Terre Haute area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47837 ZIP code.
20% of Carbon residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carbon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carbon was $13,089, compared with $21,587 nationally.
3% of Carbon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Carbon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $313. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $700.
Clay County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carbon political report.
The average commute time for Carbon workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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