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Carmi, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The City of Carmi had a population of 5,129 as of July 1, 2016. Carmi ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Carmi is located at latitude 38.0859 and longitude -88.1726 in White County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carmi (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. White County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 394 feet.

The City of Carmi (GNIS ID: 2393751) 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 City of Carmi is located within Township of Carmi, a minor civil division (MCD) of White County.

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

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


Total Population 5,129
Population in Households 4,895
Population in Familes 3,746
Population in Group Qrtrs 234
Population Density1 2,048
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 2,220
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 1,327
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,539 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,415 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 805 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 319 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $71,127
Average Home Value $86,078


Median Household Income $36,399
Average Household Income $49,497
Per Capita Income $21,882
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.34% -0.37%
Households -0.5% -0.48%
Families -0.69% -0.59%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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.

Carmi, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carmi 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 # 336 76th
Population Density1 # 260 81st
Diversity Index2 # 763 44th
Median Household Income # 1249 9th
Per Capita Income # 1071 22nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.