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The City of Carthage had a population of 6,671 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 6,671
Daytime Population: Workers 5,192
Daytime Population: Residents 4,601
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,793
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.47
Population in Households 6,292
Population in Familes 5,167
Population in Group Qrtrs 379
Population Density2 626
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $46,936
Average Household Income $63,729
Per Capita Income $25,588


Total Housing Units 2,935 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,567 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 989 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 379 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $106,852
Average Home Value $113,258


Total Households 2,556
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,684
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 -0.22% -0.16%
Households -0.38% -0.2%
Families -0.49% -0.27%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

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, 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 # 331 81st
Population Density # 1054 40th
Diversity Index # 615 65th
Median Household Income # 852 51st
Per Capita Income # 714 59th

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