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Carthage, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The City of Carthage had a population of 15,283 as of July 1, 2017. Carthage ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Carthage is located at latitude 37.1507 and longitude -94.3278 in Jasper County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carthage (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Jasper County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,004 feet.

The City of Carthage (GNIS ID: 2393760) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Carthage is located within Township of Jackson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jasper County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carthage population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Carthage, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 15,283
Daytime Population: Workers 10,026
Daytime Population: Residents 9,174
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,200
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.26
Population in Households 14,822
Population in Familes 11,878
Population in Group Qrtrs 461
Population Density2 1,312
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $36,878
Average Household Income $49,094
Per Capita Income $17,869


Total Housing Units 6,049 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,162 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,258 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 629 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $93,527
Average Home Value $127,682


Total Households 5,420
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 3,610
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 0.85% 0.83%
Households 0.66% 0.77%
Families 0.75% 0.67%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Carthage, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carthage to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri 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 # 57 95th
Population Density # 215 79th
Diversity Index # 7 99th
Median Household Income # 748 28th
Per Capita Income # 885 14th

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