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Carthage, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Carthage had a population of 6,661 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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


Total Population 6,661
Population in Households 6,294
Population in Familes 5,197
Population in Group Qrtrs 367
Population Density2 625
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $45,194
Average Household Income $60,562
Per Capita Income $24,444


Total Housing Units 2,933 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,509 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,057 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 367 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $112,576
Average Home Value $119,798


Total Households 2,566
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,692
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 -0.21% -0.41%
Households -0.29% -0.42%
Families -0.37% -0.47%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

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, 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 # 337 81st
Population Density # 1064 39th
Diversity Index # 651 63rd
Median Household Income # 946 46th
Per Capita Income # 834 52nd

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