Carthage, Arkansas

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Population in 2014: 328 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -25.8%
Males: 150  (45.9%)
Females: 178  (54.1%)
Median resident age:  42.5 years
Arkansas median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 71725, 72084.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $41,700 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Carthage:

$41,700
AR:

$44,334

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $16,500 (it was $11,466 in 2000)

Carthage city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $40,312 (it was $27,000 in 2000)
Carthage:

$40,312
AR:

$123,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $52,355; Detached houses: $66,698; Mobile homes: $29,957

Median gross rent in 2016: $426.

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  • Races in Carthage, AR (2010)

    Carthage races chart
    • 27279.3%Black alone
    • 5114.9%White alone
    • 92.6%Two or more races
    • 92.6%Hispanic
    • 20.6%American Indian alone

Races in Carthage detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Carthage: 76.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 309 feet

Land area: 1.00 square miles.

Population density: 326 people per square mile   (very low).

Carthage,AR real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Carthage:

  • High school or higher: 77.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Carthage city:

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 55.1%
  • Separated: 6.8%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

24 residents are foreign born (4.3% Latin America).

This city:

4.9%
Arkansas:

4.7%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Carthage, Arkansas as of December 15, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Carthage to the number of sex offenders is 486 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $474 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $330 (1.1%)

Carthage satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pine Bluff, AR (32.1 miles , pop. 55,085).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (131.4 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (259.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Leola, AR (2.7 miles ), Staves, AR (4.0 miles) , Prattsville, AR (4.1 miles ), Poyen, AR (4.2 miles ), Sheridan, AR (4.3 miles ), Fordyce, AR (4.4 miles ), Sparkman, AR (4.5 miles ), Thornton, AR (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 34.07 N, Longitude: 92.56 W

Area code: 870

Carthage household income distribution Carthage home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.1%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -9 (-2.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (53%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Information (2%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (3%)
  • Production occupations (29%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (19%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Carthage: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Carthage, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Carthage-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 96% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.7 miles away from the Carthage city center injured 11 people.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 tornado 27.1 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 100 people.

Earthquake activity:

Carthage-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 78.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 80.9 miles away from Carthage center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 166.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 231.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 158.7 miles away from Carthage center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 206.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dallas County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Carthage topographic map

Birthplace of: Jim Benton (American football) - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Carthage:

  • CARTHAGE HEALTHCARE (HIGHWAY 48 WEST)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carthage:

  • Henderson State University (about 30 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; Full-time enrollment: 3,528)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 33 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 2,558)
  • National Park Community College (about 45 miles; Hot Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,237)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 47 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 9,227)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 52 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 8,396)
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello (about 55 miles; Monticello, AR; FT enrollment: 3,130)
  • Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (about 67 miles; Magnolia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,005)

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Notable location: Carthage Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Dallas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.1%
(4.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.1% for Black residents, 5.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.3%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.3%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
53 people in nursing homes in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.3
Arkansas average:

11.6

Carthage travel time to work - commute Carthage mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Carthage city (based on Dallas County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,82418
Black Protestant1,2208
Mainline Protestant59110
Other643
Catholic361
None3,381-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Dallas County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Dallas County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Dallas County:

7.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.6%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Dallas County:

32.9%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.7%
State:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Carthage:

47.9%
State:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.4%
Arkansas:

43.3%

Average BMI:
Carthage:

29.8
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.9%
State:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

15.7%
State:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.5%
Arkansas:

34.0%

General health condition:
Carthage:

50.1%
Arkansas:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Carthage:

80.5%
Arkansas:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Carthage, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 20$5,937
Water Supply 1$2,382$28,5841$2,135
Totals for Government 1$2,382$28,58421$8,072

Carthage government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($94.51)
    Sewerage: $20,000 ($60.98)
    Financial Administration: $17,000 ($51.83)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($15.24)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($12.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $28,000 ($85.37)

Carthage government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $29,000 ($88.41)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($15.24)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($3.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $49,000 ($149.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $7,000 ($21.34)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $9,000 ($27.44)
    Property: $6,000 ($18.29)

Carthage government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $169,000 ($515.24)

6.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,803 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Arkansas average:

6.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ouachita County, AR  0.85% ($23,045 average AGI)
from Cleveland County, AR  0.58% ($21,733)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.58% ($21,200)


6.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
Arkansas average:

6.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ouachita County, AR  1.12% ($22,828 average AGI)
to Clark County, AR  0.54% ($35,071)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.46% ($20,083)

Strongest AM radio stations in Carthage:

  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBHS (590 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: J & A, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KPBA (1270 AM; 5 kW; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: METRO BIRCH ENTERPRISES, INC)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KXOW (1420 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR)
  • KARN (920 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWXI (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carthage:

  • KMSX (94.9 FM; MAUMELLE, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIPR (92.3 FM; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSSN (95.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLAZ (105.9 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKPT (94.1 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC.)
  • KABZ (103.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC)
  • KKZR (93.3 FM; BRYANT, AR; Owner: ABG ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KHKN (106.7 FM; BENTON, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KURB (98.5 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLEZ (101.5 FM; MALVERN, AR; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KQUS-FM (97.5 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KVOL RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVLO (102.9 FM; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQEW (102.3 FM; FORDYCE, AR; Owner: DALLAS PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • KYDL (96.7 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KSMB/KDYS RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K204DI (88.7 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KANX (91.1 FM; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Carthage:

  • KATV (Channel 7; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KATV, LLC)
  • KETS (Channel 2; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KASN (Channel 38; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KETG (Channel 9; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KVTN (Channel 25; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • KWBF-LP (Channel 5; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS MEDIA, L.L.C.)

Carthage fatal accident list:

Jan 21, 1989 05:00 PM, Willow, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • $228,000Total costs
  • 480Total average daily traffic
  • 4Total average daily truck traffic
  • 810Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Carthage)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC5SEM, Grant Date: 01/12/1996, Expiration Date: 01/12/2006, Cancellation Date: 01/15/2008, Registrant: Harold Russell, Hc 60 Box 310, Carthage, AR 71725
  • Call Sign: KC5SSF, Licensee ID: L01083201, Grant Date: 12/23/2015, Expiration Date: 02/09/2026, Certifier: Martha Russell, Registrant: Martha Russell, 59 Dallas 301, Carthage, AR 71725-8837

Drinking water stations with addresses in Carthage and their reported violations in the past:

CARTHAGE WATER AND SEWER (Population served: 312, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-16-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-19-2010)
Most common first names in Carthage, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1678.6 years
James1478.2 years
Henry1285.1 years
Mary979.3 years
Robert976.3 years
William978.0 years
Walter782.4 years
Ethel688.3 years
Mattie590.6 years
Minnie589.6 years
Most common last names in Carthage, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1582.5 years
Jacobs1066.2 years
Wylie1076.1 years
Lea1076.9 years
Crowder980.9 years
Walker973.8 years
Johnson879.0 years
Wallace781.6 years
Marshall691.8 years
Green675.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Carthage compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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