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Glen Carbon, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Glen Carbon had a population of 13,308 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Glen Carbon is located at latitude 38.7582 and longitude -89.9831 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Glen Carbon (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 466 feet.

The Village of Glen Carbon (GNIS ID: 2398970) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Glen Carbon is located within Township of Edwardsville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Madison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Glen Carbon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Glen Carbon: Peters.

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Glen Carbon, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,308
Population in Households 13,178
Population in Familes 10,536
Population in Group Qrtrs 130
Population Density1 1,323
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 5,296
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 3,496
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,613 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,661 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,635 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 317 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $216,354
Average Home Value $247,364


Median Household Income $74,398
Average Household Income $93,608
Per Capita Income $36,968
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.2%
Households 0.49% 0.22%
Families 0.44% 0.1%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Glen Carbon, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glen Carbon to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 183 87th
Population Density1 # 568 59th
Diversity Index2 # 372 73rd
Median Household Income # 204 85th
Per Capita Income # 142 90th

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