Carthage, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 2,483 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.9%
 
Males: 1,206  (48.6%)
Females: 1,277  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

46.7 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 62321.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,154 (it was $34,677 in 2000)
Carthage:

$50,154
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,141 (it was $18,269 in 2000)

Carthage city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $101,834 (it was $66,500 in 2000)
Carthage:

$101,834
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $121,586; detached houses: $123,422; townhouses or other attached units: $70,428; in 2-unit structures: $70,406; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $103,919; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $546,472; mobile homes: $48,082

Median gross rent in 2017: $543.

March 2019 cost of living index in Carthage: 74.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.0%
(4.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 65.0% for other race residents, 43.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Carthage, IL (2010)
    • 2,49895.9%White alone
    • 522.0%Hispanic
    • 281.1%Two or more races
    • 110.4%Asian alone
    • 80.3%Black alone
    • 80.3%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Carthage, Illinois as of July 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Carthage is 834 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Carthage by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(38.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.4)
2
(79.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.4)
1
(40.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(166.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(233.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(78.8)
2
(79.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.6)
1
(39.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4
(155.6)
9
(353.2)
3
(118.2)
15
(597.4)
9
(359.4)
9
(374.4)
8
(35.4)
21
(809.2)
12
(467.5)
3
(118.6)
10
(395.7)
12
(473.6)
2
(78.8)
6
(243.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(428.0)
15
(588.7)
39
(1,537)
34
(1,354)
35
(1,398)
44
(1,830)
32
(141.5)
27
(1,040)
6
(233.7)
9
(355.7)
18
(712.3)
7
(276.2)
21
(827.7)
16
(648.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(233.5)
2
(78.5)
3
(118.2)
4
(159.3)
5
(199.7)
1
(41.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.5)
3
(118.7)
1
(39.5)
1
(39.4)
1
(40.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)124.554.6138.4188.497.0152.78.1101.349.925.7105.355.273.386.8

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City-data.com crime index in Carthage, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: German (42.8%), American (24.2%), English (5.9%), European (4.4%), Irish (2.9%), Dutch (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/31/1883

Elevation: 676 feet

Land area: 1.60 square miles.

Population density: 1,547 people per square mile   (low).

Carthage, Illinois map

57 residents are foreign born (0.9% Europe, 0.7% Latin America).

This city:

2.3%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,773 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,328 (2.2%)

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 )

Latitude: 40.41 N, Longitude: 91.13 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +263 (+10.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 519 (44.3%)

Area code: 217

Distribution of median household income in Carthage, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Carthage, IL in 2017
Carthage satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $212,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Carthage, IL residents
Average permit cost in Carthage, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.2%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Carthage, IL
Historical housing units in Carthage, IL
Most common industries in Carthage, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (16.4%)
  • Health care (12.4%)
  • Educational services (12.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (15.7%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Truck transportation (5.6%)
  • Utilities (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (17.1%)
  • Educational services (16.9%)
  • Social assistance (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Carthage, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Child care workers (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.8%)
  • Engineers (5.0%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9.5%)
  • Child care workers (8.1%)
  • Cashiers (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.6%)

Average climate in Carthage, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Carthage, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2000 was 12.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

12.1
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 0.840. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.840
U.S.:

1.789

Tornado activity:

Carthage-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 48% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Carthage-area historical earthquake activity is near Illinois state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 220.2 miles away from Carthage center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 205.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 240.6 miles away from Carthage center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 245.9 miles away from Carthage center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 220.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 205.4 miles away from Carthage center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hancock County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Snows: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Carthage topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Carthage:

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

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 24 miles; Macomb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,755)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 28 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Truman State University (about 78 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 80 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Augustana College (about 82 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Black Hawk College (about 82 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 5,086)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 82 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)

Public high schools in Carthage:

Public elementary/middle schools in Carthage:

See full list of schools located in Carthage

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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

Hancock County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

CARTHAGE (Address: 538 WABASH , Population served: 2,605, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-04-2010), St BCA signed (DEC-07-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAR-30-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-30-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-13-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-04-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-15-2010), St BCA signed (DEC-07-2010), St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-05-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-15-2010), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-04-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-15-2010), St BCA signed (DEC-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-18-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-25-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2009)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JAN-2008. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-13-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-13-2008), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-26-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-04-2008), St Public Notif received (MAR-13-2008), St BCA signed (APR-17-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2009), St Public Notif requested (JAN-13-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-13-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Chloramine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-18-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-20-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2006)
TRI-COUNTY COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-08-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
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

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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Carthage:

Marital status in Carthage, IL
  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

For population 25 years and over in Carthage:

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Carthage
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Carthage, IL (based on Hancock County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,95328
Evangelical Protestant2,68829
Catholic1,5215
Other9734
None8,969-
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: 6
This county:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

9.3%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.2%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.6%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.8%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Carthage:

44.9%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Carthage:

29.4
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Carthage:

21.0%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

15.1%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Carthage:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Carthage:

35.6%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Carthage:

54.9%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Carthage:

75.1%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Carthage, IL 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
Police Protection - Officers 4$12,320$36,9601$221
Other Government Administration 3$7,083$28,3327$1,240
Streets and Highways 2$3,069$18,4140$0
Financial Administration 0$0 1$200
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 1$104
Totals for Government 9$22,472$29,96310$1,765

Carthage government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $524,000 ($211.04)
    Regular Highways: $28,000 ($11.28)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $353,000 ($142.17)
    Central Staff Services: $294,000 ($118.41)
    Regular Highways: $278,000 ($111.96)
    Police Protection: $214,000 ($86.19)
    Sewerage: $193,000 ($77.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $75,000 ($30.21)
    General - Other: $39,000 ($15.71)
    Local Fire Protection: $31,000 ($12.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000 ($10.07)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $35,000 ($14.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $117,000 ($47.12)
    Local Fire Protection: $110,000 ($44.30)
    Police Protection: $23,000 ($9.26)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($4.83)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($4.03)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $318,000 ($128.07)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $68,000 ($27.39)

Carthage government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $304,000 ($122.43)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $30,000 ($12.08)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $45,000 ($18.12)
    Interest Earnings: $15,000 ($6.04)
    Fines and Forfeits: $10,000 ($4.03)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $531,000 ($213.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $807,000 ($325.01)
    Highways: $92,000 ($37.05)
    Other: $4,000 ($1.61)
  • Tax - Property: $342,000 ($137.74)
    Other License: $37,000 ($14.90)

Carthage government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,957,000 ($1190.90)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,747,000 ($1106.32)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $210,000 ($84.58)

Carthage government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,658,000 ($1070.48)

5.18% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,426 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lee County, IA  1.21% ($36,567 average AGI)
from Adams County, IL  0.62% ($27,304)
from McDonough County, IL  0.55% ($38,634)


5.29% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,901 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.29%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lee County, IA  1.02% ($36,289 average AGI)
to Adams County, IL  0.65% ($51,771)
to McDonough County, IL  0.54% ($30,025)
Businesses in Carthage, IL
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Hardee's1
Circle K1Subway1
Dairy Queen1UPS1
Ford1

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)
Carthage fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

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
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 180ft / 54.7mTotal length
  • $402,000Total costs
  • 24,460Total average daily traffic
  • 3,746Total average daily truck traffic
  • 22,385Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Carthage, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 11930-1939
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Carthage, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

18 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 15361 , Serial Number: 28-7305063, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 10/30/1972, Certificate Issue Date: 07/16/2018
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Darren M Williams, Po Box 143, Carthage, IL 62321, Other Owners: John R Williams, James R Williams
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 361JB , Serial Number: 1253, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 01/05/2005, Certificate Issue Date: 01/04/2017
    Registrant (Corporation): Carroll Farm Management Company, 502 Locust Street, Carthage, IL 62321
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 10/30/1995
    Registrant (Corporation): Methode Electronics Inc, 111 W Buchanan St, Carthage, IL 62321

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 17. The highest number of fire incidents - 32 took place in 2003, and the least - 4 in 2016. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Carthage, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (42.4%), and Structure Fires (31.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Carthage, IL
    • 11442.4%Outside Fires
    • 8531.6%Structure Fires
    • 5119.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 197.1%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Carthage, IL
  • 75.9%Utility gas
  • 21.3%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Carthage, IL
  • 51.7%Utility gas
  • 44.5%Electricity
  • 3.8%No fuel used


Carthage compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 9 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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