Carbondale is a somewhat small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 8,383 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Carbondale is the 138th largest community in Pennsylvania. Carbondale has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Carbondale is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Carbondale is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carbondale who work in sales jobs (10.67%), office and administrative support (9.63%), and healthcare (7.92%).
Also of interest is that Carbondale has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The education level of Carbondale citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.70% of adults 25 and older in Carbondale have a college degree.
The per capita income in Carbondale in 2018 was $24,491, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,964 for a family of four. However, Carbondale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Carbondale is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Carbondale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Carbondale residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Carbondale include Irish, Italian, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Carbondale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.