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The City of Carthage had a population of 5,047 as of July 1, 2017. Carthage ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Carthage is located at latitude 32.7442 and longitude -89.5335 in Leake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carthage (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Leake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 351 feet.

The City of Carthage (GNIS ID: 2404004) 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.

The City of Carthage is located within Supervisor District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Leake 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Carthage: Leakille.

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


Total Population 5,047
Daytime Population: Workers 2,940
Daytime Population: Residents 2,992
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,932
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 4,622
Population in Familes 3,851
Population in Group Qrtrs 425
Population Density2 544
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $33,897
Average Household Income $48,108
Per Capita Income $16,840


Total Housing Units 1,815 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 860 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 752 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 202 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $108,422
Average Home Value $115,279


Total Households 1,613
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 1,120
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 -0.08% -0.3%
Households -0.22% -0.4%
Families -0.33% -0.52%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

Carthage, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carthage to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi 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 # 71 81st
Population Density # 157 57th
Diversity Index # 6 99th
Median Household Income # 181 50th
Per Capita Income # 264 27th

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