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: 68
  • Residential Addresses: 442
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 442

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Carbon, IN 47837 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,212
Daytime Population: Workers 120
Daytime Population: Residents 598
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 718
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 1,212
Population in Familes 1,024
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 42
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $55,250
Average Household Income $65,397
Per Capita Income $25,306


Total Housing Units 566 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 404 (71.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 65 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $107,746
Average Home Value $133,911


Total Households 469
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 340
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 -0.65% -0.5%
Households -0.52% -0.43%
Families -0.71% -0.6%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Carbon, IN 47837 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 47837 to the other 785 ZIP Codes in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 564 28th
Population Density # 607 23rd
Diversity Index # 643 18th
Median Household Income # 270 66th
Per Capita Income # 352 55th

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