Carthage, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Carthage, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Carthage had a population of 15,157 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Carthage, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 15,157
Population in Households 14,696
Population in Familes 11,750
Population in Group Qrtrs 461
Population Density2 1,301
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $38,978
Average Household Income $51,423
Per Capita Income $18,646


Total Housing Units 5,985 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,286 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,077 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 622 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $97,806
Average Home Value $136,009


Total Households 5,363
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 3,579
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.64% 0.66%
Households 0.45% 0.59%
Families 0.56% 0.51%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   3.57%

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, 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 # 57 95th
Population Density # 219 79th
Diversity Index # 7 99th
Median Household Income # 715 31st
Per Capita Income # 875 15th

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