is a city in extreme south central Illinois
in the midwestern United States
, near Cairo
, site of Southern Illinois University. The city is located in Jackson County, Illinois
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 20,681.
On 8 November 1969 Carbondale was the site of a concert given by Simon and Garfunkel
. Recordings of at least some of the tracks from this concert have been widely bootlegged, most notably on Head Records' CD "Village Vanguard," tracks 4-11.
Geography\nCarbondale is located at 37°43'35" North, 89°13'13" West (37.726418, -89.220270)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 31.4 km²
). 30.8 km² (11.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.06% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 20,681 people, 9,981 households, and 3,493 families residing in the city. The population density
is 671.6/km² (1,738.7/mi²). There are 10,968 housing units at an average density of 356.2/km² (922.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 66.08% White, 23.14% African American
, 0.22% Native American
, 6.67% Asian
, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.42% from other races, and 2.40% from two or more races. 3.05% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 9,981 households out of which 17.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 22.1% are married couples living together, 10.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 65.0% are non-families. 43.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 1.99 and the average family size is 2.78.
In the city the population is spread out with 15.8% under the age of 18, 35.4% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 12.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 25 years. For every 100 females there are 106.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 105.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $15,882, and the median income for a family is $34,601. Males have a median income of $30,217 versus $24,114 for females. The per capita income for the city is $13,346. 41.4% of the population and 23.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 32.1% are under the age of 18 and 13.2% are 65 or older.