Carbon, IN 47837 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 47837: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Carbon, IN 47837

Not Acceptable, USPS
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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Clay County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.577, Longitude -87.057
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 47837 has segments in 2 Counties (Clay, Parke).

  • Businesses Addresses: 8
  • PO Box Addresses: 66
  • Residential Addresses: 444
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 444

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Carbon, IN 47837 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,309
Population in Households 1,309
Population in Familes 1,101
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 39
Diversity Index2 7


Median Household Income $55,574
Average Household Income $67,696
Per Capita Income $26,271


Total Housing Units 626 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 430 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 (18.8%)
Median Home Value $115,591
Average Home Value $147,674


Total Households 508
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 369
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.58% -0.54%
Households -0.42% -0.44%
Families -0.58% -0.55%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

Carbon, IN 47837 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 47837 to the other 773 ZIP Codes in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 553 29th
Population Density # 622 20th
Diversity Index # 652 16th
Median Household Income # 309 60th
Per Capita Income # 351 55th

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