Carbondale Township, Jackson County, Illinois

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Carbondale Township
Location in Jackson County
Location in Jackson County
Jackson County's location in Illinois
Jackson County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 37°43′48″N 89°12′35″W / 37.73000°N 89.20972°W / 37.73000; -89.20972Coordinates: 37°43′48″N 89°12′35″W / 37.73000°N 89.20972°W / 37.73000; -89.20972
Country United States
State Illinois
County Jackson
Established November 4, 1884
 • Total 38.17 sq mi (98.9 km2)
 • Land 37.41 sq mi (96.9 km2)
 • Water 0.76 sq mi (2.0 km2)  1.99%
Elevation 400 ft (122 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 29,544
 • Density 789.7/sq mi (304.9/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62901, 62966
GNIS feature ID 0428760

Carbondale Township is one of sixteen townships in Jackson County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 29,544 and it contained 14,341 housing units.[1] Southern Illinois University is located in this township.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 38.17 square miles (98.9 km2), of which 37.41 square miles (96.9 km2) (or 98.01%) is land and 0.76 square miles (2.0 km2) (or 1.99%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these six cemeteries: Dillinger, North County Line, Oakland, Snider Hill, Winchester and Woodlawn.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Memorial Hospital of Carbondale Heliport


  • Campus Lake


  • Attucks Park
  • Evergreen Park
  • Southern Illinois Airport (southeast quarter)
  • The Crossings
  • University Mall

School districts[edit]

  • Murphysboro Community Unit School District 186

Political districts[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 

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