The Carbondale-Marion, IL metro area is located in southern Illinois, 100 miles southeast of St. Louis and 300 miles south of Chicago. Carbondale is one of the smaller metros in the United States and is comprised of Jackson and Williamson counties.
The many benefits of living in the Carbondale metro include low crime, comfortable summers and affordability.
Some disadvantages of the Carbondale metro area include weak home prices, humid, few recreational options and harsh winters.
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Carbondale-Marion metro area is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Illinois. September, May and October are the most pleasant months while January and December are the least comfortable months.
In the Carbondale-Marion metro area, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85 degrees. The most pleasant months of the year for the Carbondale-Marion metro area are May, September and June. July is the hottest month for the Carbondale-Marion metro area with an average high temperature of 88.3 degrees, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Illinois. January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Carbondale-Marion metro area with an average of 23.3 degrees. This is one of the warmest places in Illinois.
The annual rainfall of 45.8 inches in the Carbondale-Marion metro area means that it is one of the wettest places in Illinois. The wettest season is Summer with 30% of yearly precipitation and 21% falls in Spring, which is the driest season. May is the wettest month in the Carbondale-Marion metro area with 5.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.9 inches.
The humidity is can be uncomfortably heavy or close in the Carbondale-Marion metro area during the summer months. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most humid months in the Carbondale-Marion metro area.
An annual snowfall of 10.7 inches in the Carbondale-Marion metro area means that it is one of the least snowy places in Illinois. February is the snowiest month in the Carbondale-Marion metro area with 3.4 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.