The City Profile section gives lots of statistical data and information about the City. This data is very useful to the new or prospective resident.
The City of Carbondale operates under a Council-Manager form of Government. The Mayor and six City Council members are elected at-large for four-year staggered terms. The City Council acts as the policy making body for City Government and hires a City Manager to serve as the Chief Administrative Officer. The Mayor is the official head of the City and with City Council consent, is responsible for appointing members to the various boards, commissions, and committees of the City.
The City employs approximately 262 full-time employees. Services provided by the City include police and fire protection, development services, public works, and a public library. The City also operates, on an enterprise basis, water and sanitary sewer operations, parking system maintenance and operations, solid waste collection and recycling operations, and City-owned rental properties maintenance and operations.
The City has several boards and commissions that allow for broad citizen participation in the local Government. Citizens who wish to volunteer their time and participate in local Government should call the Mayor's Office at 618-549-5302, ext. 229.
Regular City Council meetings are held on designated Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m., at City Hall/Civic Center, 200 South Illinois Ave. Check the City Council Meetings Calendar for the appropriated day. All meetings are open to the public. Every agenda includes the item "Citizen Questions and Comments" to permit discussion of any topic by any citizen.
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|Seattle-2,200||Savannah-694||St. Louis-103||Washington DC-820|
|Recreational Facilities||Commercial Facilities|
|4 Public Golf Courses||8 Banking Facilities|
|18 Public Tennis Courts||5 Local Radio Stations|
|1 Country Clubs||245 Cable TV Channels|
|14 Public Parks||1,040 Seating Cap. Banquet Room|
|2 Public Swimming Pool||9 Hotel/Motels - 714 Rooms|
|3 Taxi Companies|
|2 Movie Theatres|
|Public Access to Lakes:
Swimming, water skiing, fishing, motor boating
|1 Local Daily Newspaper
1 Weekly Newspaper
1 Daily University Newspaper
Carbondale Public Library
405 W. Main St.
Southern Illinois University Campus
“The Carbondale Park District maintains 7 beautiful parks located throughout the City of Carbondale. All park shelters, park pavilions, softball/baseball diamonds, soccer/football fields, Hickory Lodge Grounds, the gazebo, the LIFE Community Center indoor pool, and the LIFE Community Center meeting rooms may be used and reserved by community members. Additional meeting and banquet facilities are available at the Hickory Ridge Golf Center Clubhouse.’
Visit the Carbondale Park District Webpage for more information.
“Carbondale Tourism is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing tourism in Carbondale, IL. As the city's designated convention and visitor’s bureau, we're considered the experts on making the most out of a Carbondale vacation. Contact us to day to arrange for your next visit!”
Visit the Carbondale Tourism Webpage for more information.
|Carbondale Elementary/Middle School District #95||4||105||1,504||K-8|
|Desoto Grade School||1||15||264||K-8|
|Giant City Grade School||1||16||254||K-8|
|Unity Point School||1||48||711||K-8|
|Carbondale High School District #165||1||73||1,031||9-12|
|Brehm Prepatory School||1||200||102||Ages 11-22|
|Trinity Paraochial School||1||N/A||107||K-12|
|Carbondale New School (private)||1||18||72||K-8|
|John A. Logan College||1||105||16,525||2 yr./Continuing Education|
|Southern Illinois University*||1||952||18,847||BA/MA/PHD|
SICCM (Southern Illinois Collegiat Common Market
|1||11||125||2 Yr/Licensed Certificate|
*Southern Illinois University, a comprehensive teaching and research institution with approximately 61 graduate programs and professional schools of Law, Medicine, and Engineering. The University is the area's largest employer.
|Southern Illinois University||7,100|
|Memorial Hospital of Carbondale/SIH||1,116|
|Southern Illinois Healthcare||376|
1 Jewish Synagogue
2 Moslem Temple
University Mall, an enclosed shopping center (677,000 square feet) with anchors: J.C. Penny, Macy's, Bed Bath and Beyond, Ulta, Old Navy, JC Penny and AMC Theaters an 8 Screen Complex
Murdale Shopping Center (87,600 square feet) with anchors: Neighborhood Food Co-op(12,000 sq. ft.) and Tru-Value (28,000 sq. ft.) with 28 additional speciality shops.
University Place, an open-air center (250,000 square feet) with anchors: Dick's Sporting Goods, Best Buy, Petco, AMC Theatre an 8 Screen Complex, TJ Maxx, Party City and various other Shops
Eastgate Shopping Center with anchors: Ashley Furniture
Central Business district
West Park Plaza, an open-air center (55,322 sqare feet) with anchors Golds Gym, CVS Pharmacy and Sherwin Williams Paint
Memorial Hospital of Carbondale / SIH (Southern Illinois Healthcare)
Memorial Hospital of Carbondale is the flagship hospital for SIH and regional referral center for the 16 county southern Illinois region. Memorial paves the way to bring big city medicine home. Physicians in nearly 40 different specialties practice here, bringing expertise and new procedures, but successfully tailoring them to the particular needs of a rural setting. The success has earned them HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award for several consecutive years.
Average winter temperature 29.9 degrees
Average summer temperature 86.5 degrees
Growing season - 190 days
Average annual precipitation - 40"
Average annual snowfall - 10.4"
|Active Civic/Industrial Improvement Programs|
|Carbondale Chamber of Commerce||618-549-2146|
|Keep Carbondale Beautiful||618-529-4148|
|Carbondale Main Street||618-529-8040|
|Carbondale Community Arts||618-457-5100|
|Varsity Center for the Arts||618-319-3910|
|Site Name||S.I. Airport||Business Park East|
|Total Acreage Available||71||87|
|Location of Site||Adjacent to Airport||Reed Station Road|
|Asking Price Per Acre||Negotiable||Negotiable|
|Name of Landowner||S.I. Airport Authority||CDBC/City of Carbondale|
|Option-Local I.D. Group||None||None|
|Name of Rail Serving Site||None||None|
|Highway||U.S. 51/IL Route 13||IL Route 13|
|Water||Murdale Water District||City|
|Zoning Classification||None||Light Industrial|
|Fire Insurance Class||7||4|
|Largest piece of contiguous land available for industrial development: 90 acres
Service currently available at property: electricity, water, gas, sewer, rail
Yearly Gallons Pumped 1,411,000,000
Water Supply & Treatment:
City-owned Cedar Lake 1,800 acres
Treated water storage capacity 6.5 million gal/day
Water Plant Clear Wells (2) 1,000,000,000 gal./ea.
Helen Street Water Tower 250,000 gal.
Chautauqua Street Water Tower 750,000 gal.
Bicenntenial Ground Storage Tank 500,000
Park St. Ground Storage Tank 3,000,000 gal.
Water Treatment Plant:
Storage capacity 6.5 million gal
Design capacity of plant 8 million gal/day
Average consumption 3.789 million gal/day
Peak consumption 5.936 million gal/day
Pipeline source Texas Eastern
Number of plants (2) - SEWWTP - (Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant)
NWWWTP - (Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant)
Design capacity SE = 6.5 (Mill.) NW = 2.64 (Mill.)
Maximum capacity SE = 12 (Mill.) NW = 6.6 (Mill.)
Excess capacity SE = 22 (Mill.) NW = 15 (Mill.)
SI Wireless: 618-457-7170
Canadian National Railroad - Chicago to New Orleans - 16 daily trains with 3 daily Amtrak trains
Carbondale has a traincar maintenance facility and the distance to the nearest piggyback service is 10 miles
Greyhound Bus Lines - 214 N. Washington Street - 618-549-3495
West Bus Service (Charters) - 700 New Era Road - 618-549-3913
Jackson County Mass Transit - 602 E. College Street - 618-549-0304
Saluki Express Mass Transit - 1255 Lincoln Drive (Southern Illinois University) - 618-536-3351
Bus to Chicago: 618-521-5207
Distance to nearest interstate interchange: 12 miles
Number of local terminals: 2
Number of carriers: 6
(Includes intra and interstate carriers)
Southern Illinois Airport
Located 2 miles from Carbondale
Type of runway: hard surface
Length of runway: 6,500 feet
Unicom radio: 122.95
Instrument landing system, VOR, Non-directional beacon
Williamson County Airport
Located 10 miles east of Carbondale at Hwy 13 & Hwy 148 Marion, IL
Terminal Building: 618-993-3353
|City of Carbondale||27,033||20,681||25,902|
|State of Illinois||11,430,602||12,419,339||12,830,632|
|Median Home Value||1990||2000||2010|
|City of Carbondale||$54,400||$70,100||$91,035|
|State of Illinois||$80,300||$127,800||$202,500|
|Household (Owner-Occupied) Income||1990||2000||2010|
|City of Carbondale||8,590||11,150||$15,882|
|State of Illinois||39,737||46,715||$55,735|
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau
|Year||State of Illinois||Jackson County||City of Carbondale|
Source: Illinois Department of Employment