Carbondale, IL

Population: 26,066

Key findings

  • Carbondale has a Livability Score of 55/100, which is considered poor
  • Carbondale crime rates are 100% higher than the Illinois average
  • Cost of living in Carbondale is 12% lower than the Illinois average
  • Carbondale real estate prices are 32% lower than the Illinois average
  • Rental prices in Carbondale are 29% lower than the Illinois average

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      Top Rated Schools in Carbondale

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Giant City Elementary SchoolPK - 825462%
      Unity Point Elementary SchoolPK - 871646%
      Carbondale Comm High School9 - 121,03033%
      Thomas Elementary School2 - 330827%
      Carbondale Middle School6 - 838818%
      Lewis School4 - 529617%
      Parrish Elementary SchoolPK - 1506n/a
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      Carbondale Reviews

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      The Downs of Carbondale

      Attractions5/10
      Community5/10
      Nightlife8/10
      Dining8/10
      Shopping6/10
      I am a young parent and a college student attending SIU. To be honest, the only reason I am living in this city is because of SIU - it is the only 4 year school in IL that has my program.
      Carbondale is strictly a college town. It is directly towards college students. So for the college life style, this city is great. Most homes for rent and job openings are aimed at students only.
      For families, this is a down right awful place to live. There are hardly any job openings wiling to hire non-students. There are hardly any family-friendly activities.
      There is also a lot of crime in this area. And the schools aren't great.
      If you plan of having a family, then you'll definitely want to move away.
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      Source: The Carbondale, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).