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Overview

Introduction to Carthage, Missouri

Carthage, Missouri, in Jasper county, is located 55 miles W of Springfield, Missouri (center to center) and is 117 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is in the Joplin area.

Carthage History

Carthage was platted in 1842. The first Battle of Carthage took place in 1861, while a second one took place in 1863. The area experienced rapid development after the Civil War. The Missouri Western Railroad entered the region in 1872. Carthage is in the Jasper County which was created in 1841.

Carthage and nearby Attractions

  • Kellogg Lake Park
  • Battle of Carthage Civil War Museum
  • Historic Phelps House
  • Prairie State Park

Things To Do In Carthage

The Battle of Carthage Civil War Museum is a great  place to learn the history of the region. The Historic Phelps House is another major tourist attraction. The Kellogg Lake Park, and Prairie State Park are ideal places for a day trip in the company of family and friends. Tourists can also enjoy a walk by the beautiful Kellogg Lake. In addition, the city hosts several annual celebrations like the Acoustic Music Festival and the Festival of Carthage.

Carthage Transportation

Joplin Regional Airport is close by.

Carthage Higher Education

There are various colleges and universities near Carthage including Missouri Southern State College, Pittsburg State University, Northwest Arkansas Community College, and Drury University.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,247
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+5,993
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married52.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.2%
Median Earnings25+$24,640
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,668
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,943

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,152
% Above Poverty Level71.5%
% Below Poverty Level28.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home8.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone30.9%
Median Gross Rent$699
Median House Value$84,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44.5%
German12.5%
Irish6.5%
English6.1%
Scottish2.1%
French Except Basque1%
Polish0.7%
Norwegian0.5%
Italian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Portuguese0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Greek0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Latvian0.1%
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Carthage Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jasper County
Standard Zip Codes64836
Phone Area Codes417
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.16
Approximate Longitude-94.31

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)

StationCARTHAGE 5 S
Distance5.3 miles
Jan Temp22 to 42 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip42.6 inches
StationJOPLIN RGNL AP
Distance10.6 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp46 to 69 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 71 F
Annual Precip46 inches
StationLAMAR
Distance22.5 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alba544$46,719
Brooklyn Heights111$50,000
Carterville1,761$41,750
Carytown243$59,688
Fidelity235$50,000
Purcell400$51,696

Carthage Public Libraries

Carthage Public Library
612 S GARRISON AVE
Carthage, Missouri
(417) 237-7040

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Carthage Hospitals

Mercy Mccune-brooks Hospital
(Government - Local)
3125 Dr Russell Smith Way
(417) 358-8121

Carthage Public Schools

Carthage High School
2600 South River
ZIP: 64836
(417) 359-7020
High
Total Enrollment 1256
Carthage Jr. High
714 S. Main
ZIP: 64836
(417) 359-7050
Middle
Total Enrollment 707
Carthage Middle School
827 E. Centennial
ZIP: 64836
(417) 359-7246
Middle
Total Enrollment 673
Carthage Technical Ctr.
1100 E. Airport Drive
ZIP: 64836
(417) 359-7026
High
Columbian Elem.
1015 W Macon
ZIP: 64836
(417) 359-7060
Primary
Total Enrollment 467
Early Childhood And Pat Center
625 E. Fairview
ZIP: 64836
(417) 758-0898
Primary
Total Enrollment 72
Fairview Elem.
1201 E Fairview
ZIP: 64836
(417) 359-7070
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
Mark Twain Elem.
1435 S Main
ZIP: 64836
(417) 359-7080
Primary
Total Enrollment 316
Pleasant Valley Elem.
652 County Rd 180
ZIP: 64836
(417) 359-7085
Primary
Total Enrollment 169
Steadley Elem.
1814 W Fir Rd
ZIP: 64836
(417) 359-7065
Primary
Total Enrollment 615

Carthage Private Schools

St Anns School
1156 Grand Ave
ZIP: 64836
Elementary
Total Enrollment 48
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