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Carthage, Texas - Basic Facts

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The City of Carthage had a population of 6,825 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Carthage is located at latitude 32.152 and longitude -94.3371 in Panola County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carthage (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Panola County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 312 feet.

The City of Carthage (GNIS ID: 2409400) 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.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Carthage is located within Carthage Division of Panola 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, 2016.

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Carthage, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,825
Population in Households 6,466
Population in Familes 5,312
Population in Group Qrtrs 359
Population Density1 640
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 2,644
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,743
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,985 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,619 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,025 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 341 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $102,756
Average Home Value $111,466


Median Household Income $44,313
Average Household Income $61,011
Per Capita Income $24,725
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.01%
Households 0.1% 0.05%
Families -0.02% -0.05%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Carthage, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carthage to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 323 82nd
Population Density1 # 1035 41st
Diversity Index2 # 609 65th
Median Household Income # 869 50th
Per Capita Income # 687 61st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.