Village Profile

Glen Carbon ranked among top 100 Best Places to Live in USA in 2009
By CNNMoney
In 2009, Glen Carbon is ranked among the top 100 best places to live according to Money Magazine. Glen Carbon, with a population of 13,842, is praised for its wide selection of affordable housing, abundant vegetation, and its strong community spirit. Money Magazine's researchers surveyed small towns across America, gathering data on their unemployment levels, crime rates, school systems and housing costs. Based on this research, Glen Carbon is recognized among America's best places to live!

Glen Carbon ranked 12th among the 50 Safest Cities in Illinois
By SafeWise
In 2014, Glen Carbon ranked 12th according to SafeWise 50 Safest Cities in Illinois.  To make this list, a city/village had to meet select criteria regarding both violent and property crimes, according to FBI statistics in 2012.  Glen Carbon still upholds the reputation for affordable housing and strong community spirit and now residents and businesses can enjoy our beautiful Village without worrying about crime.  Just another reason to consider making Glen Carbon your home town.




(2010 U.S. Census Bureau)

  • Population: 12,974
  • Number of Households: 5,138
  • Median Household Income: $67,386
  • Education: 42.7% of residents have Bachelors, Graduate, or Professional degrees
  • Average Household size:  2.49

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