Glen Carbon is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 12,966 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Glen Carbon is the 188th largest community in Illinois.
Glen Carbon real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Glen Carbon house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Glen Carbon is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 88.41% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Glen Carbon is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glen Carbon who work in office and administrative support (13.69%), sales jobs (11.20%), and management occupations (11.11%).
Also of interest is that Glen Carbon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Glen Carbon is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Glen Carbon a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Glen Carbon has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Glen Carbon’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The citizens of Glen Carbon are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.42% of adults in Glen Carbon have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Glen Carbon in 2010 was $33,291, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,164 for a family of four. However, Glen Carbon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Glen Carbon is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Glen Carbon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glen Carbon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Glen Carbon include English, Irish, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Glen Carbon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.