Carthage, Illinois

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Carthage, Illinois

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High Points

Carthage strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Carthage Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 11% Carthage Affordability of Rents
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Carthage Well-Paid Single Women
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Carthage Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Carthage, Illinois

Comparing Carthage to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Senior Citizens 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Age of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 3 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Male Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 2
Average Household Size 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 8
Median Family Income 8 6
People Above Poverty 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Working at Home 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 10
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Housing Recently Built 4 4

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Carthage Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 82 miles S of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 131 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Hancock
Standard Zip Codes 62321
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.416
Longitude -91.136

Carthage Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
Station CANTON L AND D 20
Distance 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
Distance 32.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 43 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
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Carthage Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,725 100%
Male 1,252 45.9%
Female 1,473 54.1%
Under 18 643 23.6%
18+ 2,082 76.4%
65+ 597 21.9%
Median Age 40.5
Average Family Size 2.87
White 2,674 98.1%
African-American 13 0.5%
Asian 15 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 13 0.5%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 7 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.3%

Estimated Carthage Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,548
Growth -177
Growth % -6.5%

Carthage Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 32.4%
US/American 20.4%
English 12.4%
Irish 9.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6%
Italian 2.8%
Scottish 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.6%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Northern European 1.8%
Dutch 1.6%
European 1.3%
British 0.8%
Canadian 0.6%
Belgian 0.5%
Polish 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Croatian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Carthage, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Denver (62321)
Fountain Green (62321)
Harmony (62321)
McCall (62321)
Webster (62321)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Carthage 2,725 $50,142
Basco 107 $58,125
Elvaston 152 $45,833
Ferris 168 $47,188
Hamilton 3,029 $48,935
Plymouth 562 $30,139
West Point 195 $45,250

Carthage Public Libraries

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(217) 357-3232
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Carthage High Schools (2004)

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Serves 285 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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Serves 17 students.

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Serves 3 students.

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