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-0.69% decline
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0.49% growth
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1.11% growth
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-1.5% decline


The economy of Carbondale, IL employs 10,813 people. The economy of Carbondale, IL is specialized in Educational Services; Accommodation & Food Service; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 4.32; 1.28; and 1.14 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Carbondale, IL are Educational Services (4,389), Retail trade (1,430), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,177), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,000), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($29,125), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($26,220).

Median household income in Carbondale, IL is $17,764. Males in Carbondale, IL have an average income that is 1.57 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,935. The income inequality of Carbondale, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.487 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Carbondale, IL. In Jackson County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 116 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,471. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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Carbondale, IL is home to a population of 26,192 people, from which 91.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Carbondale, IL is composed of 15,287 White residents (58.4%), 6,122 Black residents (23.4%), 1,826 Hispanic residents (6.97%), 1,561 Asian residents (5.96%), and 1,227 Two+ residents (4.68%). The most common foreign languages in Carbondale, IL are Spanish (1,047 speakers), Arabic (464 speakers), and Chinese (423 speakers), but compared to other places, Carbondale, IL has a relative high number of Arabic (464 speakers), Hungarian (29 speakers), and Other Indic (262 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Carbondale, IL awarded 4,938 degrees. The student population of Carbondale, IL is skewed away from females, with 2,773 male students and 2,165 female students. Most students in Carbondale, IL are White (3,189 and 64.6%), followed by Black or African American (665 and 13.5%), Hispanic or Latino (287 and 5.81%), and Two or more races (111 and 2.25%). The largest universities in Carbondale, IL by number of graduates are Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (4,938 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Carbondale, IL are Trade & Industrial Teacher Education (340 and 6.89%), Airway Management & Operations (142 and 2.88%), and Health Care Administration & Management (141 and 2.86%). The median tuition costs in Carbondale, IL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,459 and $21,146 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carbondale, IL is $111,600, which is 0.57 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $113,300 to $111,600, a -1.5% increase. The homeownership rate of Carbondale, IL is 27%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Carbondale, IL have an average commute time of 13.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Carbondale, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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