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Welcome to Carbondale ...

The pronunciation of Carbondale: KAHR-buhn-dayl<1>

The city of Carbondale is located in Jackson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Carbondale has a population of 25,899 people<2> (see below for details).

Carbondale is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Carbondale lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Carbondale is located in the (618) area code.

The ZIP codes for Carbondale: 62901-62903<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Carbondale had a population of 25,902 people (which is 43.01% of the total population of Jackson County). This makes Carbondale the county's most populous community.

The population of Carbondale represents 0.2% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 84th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 25,902 people, the population of Carbondale increased 25.25% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 20,681 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Carbondale had an population of 25,899 people (or an increase of 25.23% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Carbondale.

Communities near Carbondale ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Carbondale and not the distance if you are driving it.<5>.

Community   2017
Anna   [Map]   4,187   S   18 miles [29 km]
Carterville   [Map]   5,827   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Christopher   [Map]   2,730   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Du Quoin   [Map]   5,810   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Herrin   [Map]   12,880   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Johnston City   [Map]   3,454   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Carbondale.

Communities Also Named Carbondale ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Carbondale - they are located in Alberta, California (2), Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Carbondale.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Carbondale. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Carbondale. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Carbondale. Our list includes 27 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Carbondale:

Websites for Carbondale ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carbondale ...

Looking for more information about Carbondale? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Carbondale, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Carbondale.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Carbondale. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Carbondale.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carbondale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Carbondale). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Carbondale or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Carbondale includes: 62901, 62902 & 62903.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Carbondale. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Carbondale) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Carbondale. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Carbondale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carbondale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7253, Longitude: -89.2167     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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