|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Carbondale is 21,741. Carbondale, Illinois is the 1,751st largest city in the US.
Parts of Carbondale are located within Jackson County and Williamson County.
The peak population of Carbondale was in 1990, when its population was 27,438. In 1990, Carbondale was the 1,013th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,751st largest city in the US. Carbondale is currently 20.8% smaller than it was in 1990.
Carbondale has shrunk 17.1% since the year 2000. Carbondale, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 97% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Carbondale has a population density of 1,516.1 people per square mile.
|1750||New Castle, Pennsylvania||21,745||-17.2%|
|1752||Port Hueneme, California||21,712||-0.7%|
|1754||Waxhaw, North Carolina||21,673||602.7%|
|1756||Lino Lakes, Minnesota||21,608||27.2%|
|1757||South Euclid, Ohio||21,608||-7.9%|
The total voting age population of Carbondale, Illinois, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 20,489. The voting age population is 51.4% male and 48.6% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 8.9% of the residents of Carbondale are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Carbondale are 61.5% White, 26.9% Black, 5.7% Asian, 3.2% Two or more races, 2.1% Other, 0.3% American Indian and 0.2% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 5.4% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Carbondale, 43.1% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 44.6%. On a per-household basis, 24.1% of families are below the poverty line in Carbondale.
Among those aged 16 and older, 55.0% of Carbondale residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 94.1% of Carbondale residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 44.5% have a bachelor's degree and 27.4% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Carbondale residents aged 5 and older, 13.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 5.2% of residents speak Spanish at home, 3.6% speak an Indo-European language, and 3.2% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Carbondale is 10.0%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Carbondale, 27.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Carbondale is $22,152.
In Carbondale, 28.9% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 71.1% of housing units in Carbondale.
Of all the housing units in Carbondale, 9.1% of them were build before 1940.
In Carbondale, 20.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 2,700 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Carbondale is $714.
In Carbondale, 78.9% of households have an active broadband internet connection.