Livability Score

71
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (5) C-
Blend Tea & Crepe
Coffee Shop
Q Q Bubble Tea
Coffee Shop
Delyte's
Coffee Shop
Longbranch Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (14) A+
The Hangar 9
Nightclub
University Museum
Museum
McLeod Theatre
Theatre Arts
The Carbondale Depot Museum
Museum
Charlotte West Stadium
Stadium
Amplitheatre
Theatre Arts
Levels
Nightclub
Banterra Center
Stadium
Saluki Stadium
Stadium
Unknown Name
Stadium
African American Museum of Southern Illinois
Museum
Showplace 8 Theatre
Cinema
AMC University Place 8
Cinema
AMC
Cinema
Unknown Name
Attraction
Unknown Name
Attraction
Food and Drink (37) C+
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
Insomnia Cookies
Fast Food
Sidetracks Bar & Grill
Bar
Subway
Fast Food
ABC Liquor Mart
Alcohol
Popeyes
Fast Food
Krispy Krunchy Chicken
Fast Food
Main Street Liquor and Tobacco
Alcohol
Saluki Bar
Bar
Pinch Penny Pub
Bar
Winston's Bagels
Fast Food
Copper Dragon
Bar
Pinch Penny Liquor
Alcohol
Warehouse Liquor Mart
Alcohol
McDonald's
Fast Food
Sonic
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
Panera Bread
Fast Food
Fazoli's
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Steak 'n Shake
Fast Food
Arby's
Fast Food
MOD Pizza
Fast Food
Fitness (2) F
First Christian Church
Community Centre
Unknown Name
Gym
Groceries (5) F
Schnucks
Grocery Store
Save-A-Lot
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Kroger
Grocery Store
Parks (54) A+
West Walnut Street Historic District
Park
West Walnut Feild
Park
Memorial Hospital Garden
Park
Library Garden
Park
Central Campus Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Circle Park
Park
Quigley Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Carbondale Station Park
Park
Oakland Field
Park
City Event Lot
Park
Gaia Park
Park
Veteran Memorial Park
Park
Historic Campus
Park
Town Square
Park
New Park
Park
Thompson Woods
Park
Sufi Park
Park
East Campus Frisbee Golf Course
Park
East Campus Frisbee Golf Course
Park
Student Center Theater Park
Park
Sam Rinella Field
Park
Lenus Turley Park
Park
Shops (40) A-
Jerrys Flower Boutique
Florist
Star Nails
Beauty
The Bike Surgeon
Bicycle
Family Dollar
Discount Store
Phoenix Cycles
Bicycle
The Shop Hair Salon
Hairdresser
Kampus Kuts
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Electronics
Murdale True Value
Home Improvement
Grand Avenue Mall
Mall
De'nal Creative Styling
Beauty
Unknown Name
Furniture
Casey's General Store
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Fashion
Big Lots
Department Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Department Store
Unknown Name
Department Store
Lowe's
Home Improvement
JCPenney
Department Store
University Mall
Mall
TJ Maxx
Department Store
Ross
Department Store
Bed Bath & Beyond
Houseware
Best Buy
Electronics
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 3.6% take public transportation in Carbondale.
Public Transit Stops (8)
Stops & Stations
A+
Poplar @ Mill
Bus Stop
East Campus Shuttle
Bus Stop
Morris Library
Bus Stop
Carbondale
Transit Station
Woody Hall
Bus Stop
Communications Building
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
3.6%
F
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Carbondale is 86/100 - which is 10% lower than Illinois.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
B+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
D+
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crime F

Carbondale crime rates are 3,933 per 100k, which is 100% higher than Illinois
Property Crime
3,146 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
787 crimes per 100k
F
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employment F

The median income in Carbondale is $24,093 - which is 59% lower than Illinois.
Med. Household Income
$24,093
F
Unemployment Rate
5.8%
F
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health A+

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (10)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Carbondale Fire Station #1
Fire Station
Memorial Hospital of Carbondale
Hospital
Prairie Heart Institute
Doctor
City of Carbondale Public Safety Center
Police
Carbondale Fire Station #2
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Fire Station
SIU allergy And Asthma Center
Clinic
Unknown Name
Fire Station
University Place Dental
Dentist
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
B-
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housing C-

Carbondale home prices are $122,700 - which is 30% lower than Illinois
Home Price
$122,700
F
Home Appreciation Rate
3%
B-
Home Affordability
5.1x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools D+

The Carbondale graduation rate is 89% - which is 5% higher than Illinois
School Test Scores
34%
F
High School Grad. Rates
89%
B+
Elementary Schools (8) F
Trinity Christian School
Thomas Elementary School
Lewis School
Parrish Elem School
Carbondale Middle School
Carbondale New School
Unity Point Elem School
High Schools (3) F
Trinity Christian School
Brehm Preparatory School
Carbondale Comm H S
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ratings F

Carbondale has an overall rating of 32% from 9 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
F
User Surveys (8)
From AreaVibes
C-
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Carbondale Area Facts

  • Carbondale has a Livability Score of 71/100, which is considered excellent
  • Carbondale crime rates are 100% higher than the Illinois average
  • Cost of living in Carbondale is 10% lower than the Illinois average
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The Downs of Carbondale 1 rating By brittanyjmay ( Jun 29, 2015) 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 c
...Read More ollege 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. Read Less
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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Carbondale? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

West Walnut Street Historic District
West Walnut Feild
Memorial Hospital Garden
Library Garden
Central Campus Park
Unknown Name
Circle Park
Quigley Park

Entertainment

The Hangar 9
University Museum
McLeod Theatre
The Carbondale Depot Museum
Charlotte West Stadium
Amplitheatre
Levels
Banterra Center

Food & Drink

Little Caesars
Burger King
Dairy Queen
Insomnia Cookies
Sidetracks Bar & Grill
Subway
ABC Liquor Mart
Popeyes

C+ Commute

Is public transit available in Carbondale? Of all people who commute, 3.6% take public transportation in Carbondale.
Drive to Work
70%

6% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
4%

2% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
9%

7% higher than the US average

B Health & Safety

Is Carbondale a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale

Pharmacies

Walgreens
Walgreens

Doctors

Prairie Heart Institute

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