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Population in 2012: 2,576 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.5%
 

Males: 1,210  (47.0%)
Females: 1,366  (53.0%)

Median resident age:  43.5 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62321.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,321 (it was $34,677 in 2000)
Carthage:

$45,321
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,057

Carthage city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $77,700 (it was $66,500 in 2000)
Carthage:

$77,700
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $90,051; Detached houses: $91,840; Townhouses or other attached units: $84,458; In 2-unit structures: $58,471; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $84,458; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $58,471; Mobile homes: $21,114

Median gross rent in 2012: $498.

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  • White alone - 2,498 (95.9%)
  • Hispanic - 52 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 28 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 8 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Carthage: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (30.3%), English (15.2%), United States (14.5%), Irish (10.6%), Swedish (4.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/31/1883

Elevation: 676 feet

Land area: 1.60 square miles.

Population density: 1,605 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Carthage:

  • High school or higher: 93.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Carthage city:

  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 49.3%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.0%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Carthage, Illinois as of November 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Carthage to the number of sex offenders is 234 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,623 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,678 (1.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Peoria, IL (82.8 miles , pop. 112,936).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (132.4 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (205.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ferris, IL (2.1 miles) , Bentley, IL (2.2 miles) , Elvaston, IL (2.5 miles) , Basco, IL (2.6 miles) , West Point, IL (3.4 miles) , Hamilton, IL (3.4 miles ), Bowen, IL (3.6 miles ), Keokuk, IA (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $64,500
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $37,500
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $37,500
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $79,300
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $83,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $84,700
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $124,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $212,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 40.41 N, Longitude: 91.13 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +167 (+6.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 520 (43.4%)

Area code: 217

Carthage household income distribution Carthage home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Carthage by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 120011012000
per 100,000 36.773.40.00.038.738.90.039.479.60.00.00.0
Robberies 010000010040
per 100,000 0.036.70.00.00.00.00.039.40.00.0166.40.0
Assaults 121433116022000
per 100,000 440.4513.8110.1113.5425.5233.50.078.879.60.00.00.0
Burglaries 2412334493159921
per 100,000 880.7440.4110.1113.5154.7155.6353.2118.2597.4359.4374.4809.2
Thefts 1710148482511153934354427
per 100,000 623.93706.41761.51816.1967.1428.0588.71537.21354.01397.81830.31040.5
Auto thefts 148846234511
per 100,000 36.7146.8293.6302.7154.7233.578.5118.2159.3199.741.638.5
Arson 000000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.039.90.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.6) 196.1344.2117.2120.8168.6118.051.7131.1178.591.9144.696.0

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Crime rate in Carthage detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
Illinois average:

2.76

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Carthage, Illinois accommodation, waste management, health care - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.8%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -36 (-1.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Child care workers (8%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Carthage-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 120% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/8/1999, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.4 miles away from the Carthage city center caused $15 million in damages.

On 4/13/1974, a category F3 tornado 10.6 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hancock County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 2, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Carthage topographic map

Birthplace of: George Clark (American football coach) - Football and baseball player and coach, Beatrice Gray - Film actor, Rip Williams - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Carthage:

  • HANCOCK COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTME (Home Health Center, 73 SOUTH ADAMS P.O. BOX 357)
  • SHERRICK HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 1204 BUCHANAN, STE 2)
  • CARTHAGE TERRACE (Hospital, 1205 NORTH CENTER STREET)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, SOUTH ADAMS ST, PO BOX 160)
  • HANCOCK COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, SOUTH ADAMS STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Carthage, IL

Airports and heliports located in Carthage:


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Amtrak station near Carthage:

  • 18 miles: FORT MADISON (1601 20TH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carthage:

  • Western Illinois University (about 25 miles; Macomb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,446)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 28 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Truman State University (about 79 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,595)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 80 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • Augustana College (about 82 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,446)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 82 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,969)
  • Black Hawk College (about 82 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 2,715)

Public high schools in Carthage:

Public elementary/middle schools in Carthage:

See full list of schools located in Carthage, map of school districts: CARTHAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT 317, ILLINI WEST HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 307

Library in Carthage:

  • CARTHAGE PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $197,824; Location: 500 WABASH AVENUE; 34,925 books; 1,861 audio materials; 2,057 video materials; 17 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 124 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Carthage: Carthage City Hall (A), Hancock County Courthouse (B), Hancock County Ambulance Service (C), Carthage Police Department (D), Carthage Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Carthage include: First Baptist Church (A), First Christian Church (B), First United Methodist Church (C), First United Presbyterian Church (D), Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (E), Trinity Lutheran Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Barnes Cemetery (1), Old Carthage Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Carthage: Carthage Courthouse Square Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Carthage Town House Motel (Highway 136).

 
Hancock County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.2. This is about average.
City:

33.2
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 0.840. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.840
U.S.:

4.124
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2006 was 22.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

22.6
U.S.:

25.4
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.1
U.S.:

9.6

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

CARTHAGE (Address: 308 WALNUT , Population served: 2725, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-19-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-19-2002), St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2003)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JUL-2002. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-29-2002), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2002)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JUN-2002. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2002), St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-03-2002)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAY-2002. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-26-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-26-2002), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-15-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-15-2001), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between OCT-1994 and DEC-1995, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1995)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 20 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Carthage that have no violations reported:

  • PEACOCK INN (Address: P.O. Box 357, Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TRI-COUNTY COUNTRY CLUB (Address: P.O. Box 357, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.0%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.1%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.8%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Carthage, IL

People in group quarters in Carthage in 2010:

  • 39 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Carthage in 2000:

  • 61 people in nursing homes
  • 18 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 7 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 6 people in religious group quarters

Carthage compared to Illinois state average:

Carthage, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Carthage (2011 data):

  • First State Bank of Illinois: Carthage Branch at 433 Main Street, branch established on 1934/05/04; Carthage Drive-Up Facility at 407 Buchanan, branch established on 1997/06/05. Info updated 2009/01/06: Bank assets: $256.0 mil, Deposits: $208.6 mil, headquarters in La Harpe, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: First State Bancorporation, Inc.
  • First Bankers Trust Company, National Association: 1395 Buchanan Street Branch at 1395 Buchanan Street, branch established on 1905/01/01. Info updated 2009/12/07: Bank assets: $713.7 mil, Deposits: $593.8 mil, headquarters in Quincy, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: First Bankers Trustshares, Inc.
  • Dubuque Bank and Trust Company: Hancock Savings Branch at 618 Main Street, branch established on 1965/01/01. Info updated 2011/06/15: Bank assets: $1,381.7 mil, Deposits: $938.0 mil, headquarters in Dubuque, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Heartland Financial Usa, Inc.
  • Marine Bank and Trust: Marine Bank And Trust at 410 Buchanan, branch established on 1920/05/01. Info updated 2007/01/12: Bank assets: $235.4 mil, Deposits: $189.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: United Community Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Carthage travel time to work - commute


Carthage mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.76%
Here57.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents22.4%17.2%11.0%9.9%5.9%
Congregations7.4%22.1%11.8%5.9%10.3%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodUnited Church of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents5.8%5.4%4.1%3.8%14.5%
Congregations4.4%7.4%2.9%2.9%25.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Hancock County:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Hancock County:

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hancock County:

9.3%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

26.2%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.6%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$200
Other Government Administration 2$4,802$28,8128$2,347
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$875
Police Protection - Officers 3$8,400$33,6001$162
Firefighters 1$1,944$23,32830$150
Streets and Highways 2$4,802$28,8121$360
Totals for Government 8$19,948$29,92242$4,094

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $31,000 ($12.03)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $257,000 ($99.77)
    Financial Administration: $217,000 ($84.24)
    Water Utilities: $214,000 ($83.07)
    Police Protection: $148,000 ($57.45)
    Sewerage: $102,000 ($39.60)
    General - Other: $88,000 ($34.16)
    Fire Protection: $50,000 ($19.41)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($1.16)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($3.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $303,000 ($117.62)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $47,000 ($18.25)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $133,000 ($51.63)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $100,000 ($38.82)
    General Revenue, NEC: $24,000 ($9.32)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $340,000 ($131.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $582,000 ($225.93)
    Highways: $76,000 ($29.50)
    All Other: $30,000 ($11.65)
  • Tax - Property: $164,000 ($63.66)
    NEC: $22,000 ($8.54)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $780,000 ($302.80)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $156,000 ($60.56)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $358,000 ($138.98)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $760,000 ($295.03)
    Other, NEC: $500,000 ($194.10)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($7.76)
    Other, NEC: $14,000 ($5.43)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $199,000 ($77.25)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,868,000 ($725.16)

5.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.34%
Illinois average:

5.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lee County, IA  0.83% ($26,359 average AGI)
from McDonough County, IL  0.68% ($22,288)
from Adams County, IL  0.59% ($24,822)


6.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,870 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
Illinois average:

5.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lee County, IA  1.03% ($31,675 average AGI)
to Adams County, IL  0.89% ($53,000)
to McDonough County, IL  0.59% ($21,848)

Strongest AM radio stations in Carthage:

  • WCAZ (990 AM; 1 kW; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: RALLA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KOKX (1310 AM; 1 kW; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WGEM (1440 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTAD (930 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBKB (1360 AM; 1 kW; FORT MADISON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carthage:

  • WCEZ (93.9 FM; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • KRNQ (96.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: DAVID M. LISTER)
  • WQKQ (92.1 FM; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KOKX-FM (95.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WIUW (89.5 FM; WARSAW, IL; Owner: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • KBKB-FM (101.7 FM; FORT MADISON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMDY (90.9 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WMQZ (104.1 FM; COLCHESTER, IL; Owner: COLCHESTER RADIO, INC.)
  • KRRY (100.9 FM; CANTON, MO; Owner: BICK BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KDMG (103.1 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGRC (92.9 FM; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WIUM (91.3 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WKAI-FM (100.1 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCOY (99.5 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WJEQ (102.7 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: CENTRAL ILLINOIS BROADCASTING INC)
  • WGEM-FM (105.1 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY NEWSPAPERS, INC.)
  • WQUB (90.3 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY UNIVERSITY CORPORATION)
  • KGRS (107.3 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Carthage:

  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • W49BS (Channel 49; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BP (Channel 53; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K60CL (Channel 60; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: CHRIST VISION, INC.)
  • KHQA-TV (Channel 7; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF QUINCY, LLC)
  • WTJR (Channel 16; QUINCY, IL; Owner: BELIEVER'S BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMEC (Channel 22; MACOMB, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC. TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K38AB (Channel 38; FORT MADISON, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • W36BS (Channel 36; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W61CO (Channel 61; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W18CJ (Channel 18; QUINCY, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W69DF (Channel 69; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WGEM-TV (Channel 10; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • K44AB (Channel 44; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Carthage, Illinois:
  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Illinois average:
  • Fatal accident count: 118
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 40
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 312
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 20

Carthage fatal accident list:

Jun 22, 1992 11:23 PM, 136, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 19, 1983 08:40 AM, Buchanan, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 1,100
Total average daily truck traffic: 66
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 1,100

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Carthage, IL)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Carthage)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 525 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: WILLIAMS FJ 44 SERIES (1900 Pounds of Thrust) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 195ME , Serial Number: 525-0110, Year manufactured: 1995, Airworthiness Date: 08/24/1995
    Registrant (Corporation): Methode Electronics Inc, 111 W Buchanan St, Carthage, IL 62321
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 183 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2536A , Serial Number: 38-78A0739, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 11/01/1978
    Registrant (Co-Owned): John R Williams, Po Box 364, Carthage, IL 62321, Other Owners: Robert W Williams, Darren M Williams
  • Aircraft: KREMER GABRIEL J ZODIAC 601XL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: JABIRU 3300 (120 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 585K , Serial Number: 6-5452, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 08/01/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Gabriel J Kremer, 106 Parkway Dr, Carthage, IL 62321
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7482X , Serial Number: 17247982, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 10/31/1960
    Registrant (Co-Owned): John R Williams, Po Box 364, Carthage, IL 62321, Other Owners: James R Williams, Robert W Williams
  • Aircraft: BEECH B23 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 116 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7637R , Serial Number: M-1258, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 10/10/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Steve R Harris, 1945 N County Road 2250, Carthage, IL 62321


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 17
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Carthage


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Carthage, IL

Most common first names in Carthage, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert4074.5 years
William3976.3 years
John3578.5 years
Mary2980.3 years
Helen2682.4 years
James2277.3 years
Charles2175.9 years
Ruth1979.8 years
Harry1974.5 years
Ralph1876.0 years
Most common last names in Carthage, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3675.8 years
Johnson2080.3 years
Jones1479.8 years
Brown1375.8 years
Huls1379.2 years
Fecht1380.7 years
Williams1281.4 years
Thompson1276.8 years
Ufkes1287.4 years
Long1179.6 years
Businesses in Carthage, IL
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Hardee's1UPS1

Carthage on our top lists:

  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Transportation equipment"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill"
  • #84 (62321) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Northern European first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
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