Carmi, Illinois

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Carmi
City
White County Courthouse in downtown Carmi
White County Courthouse in downtown Carmi
Etymology: Biblical: Carmi, nephew of Joseph.
Motto(s): Where northern vigor meets southern hospitality
Location of Carmi in White County, Illinois.
Location of Carmi in White County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 38°5′18″N 88°10′5″W / 38.08833°N 88.16806°W / 38.08833; -88.16806Coordinates: 38°5′18″N 88°10′5″W / 38.08833°N 88.16806°W / 38.08833; -88.16806
Country United States
State Illinois
County White
Founded 1816
Government
 • Type Mayor-council government
 • Mayor Jeff Pollard
Area[1]
 • Total 2.54 sq mi (6.57 km2)
 • Land 2.50 sq mi (6.49 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation 387 ft (118 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,240
 • Estimate (2017)[2] 4,971
 • Density 2,038.74/sq mi (787.17/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Code(s) 62821
Area code(s) 618
FIPS code 17-11293
Wikimedia Commons Carmi, Illinois
Website www.cityofcarmi.com

Carmi is a city which is the county seat of White County, Illinois, United States, along the Little Wabash River, where the population was 5,422 at the 2000 census.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Carmi post office has been in operation since 1817,[3] and then a WPA oil on canvas mural called Service to the Farmer by Davenport Griffen was first displayed there in 1939. Carmi is a biblical name.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, Carmi has a total area of 2.531 square miles (6.56 km2), of which 2.5 square miles (6.47 km2) (or 98.78%) is land and 0.031 square miles (0.08 km2) (or 1.22%) is water.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18802,512
18902,78510.9%
19002,9395.5%
19102,833−3.6%
19202,667−5.9%
19302,9329.9%
19404,09839.8%
19505,57436.0%
19606,15210.4%
19706,033−1.9%
19806,1071.2%
19905,564−8.9%
20005,422−2.6%
20105,240−3.4%
Est. 20174,971[2]−5.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 5,422 people, 2,390 households, and 1,477 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,187.7 people per square mile (844.1/km²). There were 2,667 housing units at an average density of 1,076.1/sq mi (415.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.30% White, 0.48% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

There were 2,390 households out of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the city, the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 25.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,667, and the median income for a family was $32,456. Males had a median income of $30,735 versus $16,693 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,886. About 11.7% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.4% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

College[edit]

Public[edit]

  • Carmi-White County Community School District #5 (web site)

Private[edit]

Media[edit]

Radio[edit]

Print[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 29, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "City and Town Population Totals: 2010-2017". Retrieved May 28, 2018. 
  3. ^ "White County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 5 February 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Allen, John W. (January 11, 1963). "Place Names Have Colorful History". The Southeast Missourian. p. 6. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.