Poverty in Carbondale, Illinois

What is the poverty rate in Carbondale, Illinois?
The poverty rate in Carbondale is 45.4%. One out of every 2.2 residents of Carbondale lives in poverty.

How many people in Carbondale, Illinois live in poverty?
10,119 of 22,275 Carbondale residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Carbondale compare to the rest of Illinois?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Illinois is 13.5%, meaning Carbondale has a dramatically higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Illinois.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Carbondale, Illinois Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

5,712

62.3% 25.2% 21.8%

Asian

1,464

21.6% 11.9% 5.6%

Two Or More Races

1,113

48.2% 18.4% 4.2%

White

12,663

39.0% 10.3% 48.3%

Hispanic

1,410

53.5% 22.2% 5.4%

What's the Poverty Rate in Carbondale, Illinois By Race?

62.3% of Black residents of Carbondale, Illinois live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Carbondale, Illinois is dramatically higher than the national average of 25.2%. 3,557 of 5,712 black Illinoisans live below the poverty line. Approximately 21.8% of the total population of Carbondale, Illinois are black.

21.6% of Asian residents of Carbondale, Illinois live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in Carbondale, Illinois is dramatically higher than the national average of 11.9%. 316 of 1,464 asian Illinoisans live below the poverty line. Approximately 5.6% of the total population of Carbondale, Illinois are asian.

39.0% of White residents of Carbondale, Illinois live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Carbondale, Illinois is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 4,938 of 12,663 white Illinoisans live below the poverty line. Approximately 48.3% of the total population of Carbondale, Illinois are white.

53.5% of Hispanic residents of Carbondale, Illinois live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Carbondale, Illinois is dramatically higher than the national average of 22.2%. 754 of 1,410 hispanic Illinoisans live below the poverty line. Approximately 5.4% of the total population of Carbondale, Illinois are hispanic.

Carbondale, Illinois Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Carbondale, Illinois?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Carbondale, Illinois is 45.8%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Carbondale, Illinois is 45.0%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Carbondale, Illinois

Male residents of Carbondale, Illinois are slightly(1%) more likely to live in poverty than females.

5,015 of 10,940 males in Carbondale live below the poverty line.

5,104 of 11,335 females in Carbondale live below the poverty line.

Carbondale, Illinois Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Carbondale can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Carbondale, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 63.9%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Carbondale, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 28.7%.

Poverty for younger ages in Carbondale is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Carbondale, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 33.5%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Carbondale, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 24.6%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Carbondale can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Carbondale, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 53.0%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Carbondale, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 46.5%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Carbondale, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 77.2%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Carbondale, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 55.1%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Carbondale, Illinois Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Carbondale, Illinois?

Carbondale, Illinois Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Carbondale, Illinois Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

36.5%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

39.2%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

46.7%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

52.1%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

14.3%

75 to 84 Years Old

3.9%

Over 85 Years Old

20.8%

Carbondale, Illinois Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Carbondale, Illinois born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Carbondale, Illinois who were born citizens of the United States is 45.9%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Carbondale, Illinois who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 41.2%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Carbondale, Illinois born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Residents of Carbondale, Illinois who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 19,852 residents of Carbondale, Illinois who were born citizens of the United States, 9,120 (45.9%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 999 (41.2%) of 2,423 residents of Carbondale, Illinois who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Carbondale, Illinois

The poverty rate in Carbondale is 45.4%.
Carbondale is in Jackson County, Williamson County.
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