Population: 12,784

Male 49% Female 51%
Married 64%
Single 36%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Glen Carbon has a very low population density. Glen Carbon is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

1,724 Glen Carbon
27,441 New York

City Info

Glen Carbon, IL is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 9/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Glen Carbon has a population density of 1,724, with 12,784 current residents.

Out of the 12,784 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 64% of the residents are married and 36% are single.



Air quality

Bad air quality


  • 56% Sun
  • 40% Rain
  • 16% Snow


54°F average temperature

  • 17 years Median home age
  • $166,520 Median home price
  • -5.63% Home appreciation rate
  • 16.94% Annual property tax
  • 68.5%
    Homes owned
  • 25%
    Homes rented
  • 6.5%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Glen Carbon, the air quality is 10% and the weather, on average, is 56% sunny, 40% rainy, and 16% snowy. The average temperature is 54°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Glen Carbon, you should know that 68.5% of homes are owned while 25% of homes are rented, and 6.5% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $166,520, the median age of homes is 17 years, the annual home appreciation is -5.63% and the annual property tax is 16.94%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Glen Carbon, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Glen Carbon’s crime rate is 2 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Glen Carbon is 36 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 53.75% Democratic, 44.55% Republican, and 1.70% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:18


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 91%
    High school diploma
  • 7%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 27%
    Bachelors degree
  • 17%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Glen Carbon, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 9.50% of residents are unemployed in Glen Carbon (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Glen Carbon residents: 19.9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 30.56% are in the arts and sciences field, 9.6% are in the customer service field, 24.7% are in the sales field, 0.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 5.1% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 10.2% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:18. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 90.65%, 7.32% of residents have an associate’s degree, 26.83% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 17.15% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Glen Carbon, you should be aware that the average commute time is 28 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Glen Carbon have a few different options. 86% of commuters use their own cars, 7% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 4% of residents work from home.

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