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Glen Carbon, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Glen Carbon had a population of 13,433 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Glen Carbon is located at latitude 38.7484 and longitude -89.9832 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Glen Carbon: Peters.

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Glen Carbon, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 13,433
Population in Households 13,302
Population in Familes 10,662
Population in Group Qrtrs 131
Population Density2 1,335
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $78,404
Average Household Income $98,161
Per Capita Income $38,770


Total Housing Units 5,598 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,712 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,648 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 237 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $227,101
Average Home Value $258,904


Total Households 5,361
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 3,518
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.46% 0.28%
Households 0.52% 0.32%
Families 0.41% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   1.99%

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, 2018 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 # 182 87th
Population Density # 546 60th
Diversity Index # 370 73rd
Median Household Income # 208 85th
Per Capita Income # 172 88th

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