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People

Total Population 4,966
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 11.9%
Employed Population 16+ 1,494
Age of the Population 29

Families

% of people married 30.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $29,392
% Above Poverty Level 53.1%
% Below Poverty Level 46.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.7%
Median Gross Rent $633
Median House Value $105,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 66.4%
US/American 0%
English 4.3%
Irish 10.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Carthage Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles NE of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 169 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee
County Leake
Standard Zip Codes 39051
Phone Area Codes 601
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.732
Longitude -89.536

Carthage Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CARTHAGE 3 SW
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 55 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 49 to 77 F
Annual Precip 57.2 inches
Station KOSCIUSKO
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 54 F
Apr Temp 49 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 60.3 inches
Station PHILADELPHIA 1 WSW
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 55 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 58.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Edinburg (39051)

Ofahoma (39051)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Kosciusko 7,242 $33,826
Lena 200 $63,125
Philadelphia 7,433 $45,328
Sallis 147 $48,594
Sebastopol 314 $69,250
Walnut Grove 913 $28,182

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Carthage High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

EDINBURG ATTENDANCE CENTER
673 MARS HILL RD.
601-267-7137
A Title I School.
Serves 512 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

CARTHAGE HIGH SCHOOL
704 N JORDAN STREET
601-267-7713
Serves 417 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

THOMASTOWN ATTENDANCE CENTER
7100 HWY 429
601-267-7896
A Title I School.
Serves 377 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

LEAKE COUNTY VOCATIONAL CENTER
703 NORTHWEST STREET
601-267-8442
A Vocational School

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