Carbondale demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,50922291
Median age23.837.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)27%55%55%
Speak English85%77%79%
Speak Spanish5%13%13%
Carbondale, IL has a population of 26,066 and is the 1,654th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,509 per sq mi which is 579% higher than the Illinois average and 1565% higher than the national average. The median age in Carbondale is 24 which is approximately 36% lower than the Illinois average of 37. In Carbondale, 27% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 85% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 66% of Carbondale residents were born in Illinois, 23% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 11% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Carbondale is 579% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in Carbondale is 36% lower than Illinois.
  • In Carbondale 62.97% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Carbondale 24.86% of the population is African American.
  • In Carbondale 5.84% of the population is Asian.

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Carbondale population breakdown by race

African American24.86%14.30%12.63%
American Indian0.14%0.23%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race4.11%2.34%3.06%
Other race2.08%5.86%4.75%
In Carbondale, 6.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Carbondale, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).