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Population in 2012: 5,030 (79% urban, 21% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.5%
 

Males: 2,598  (51.7%)
Females: 2,432  (48.3%)

Median resident age:  30.2 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 39051.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,752 (it was $25,052 in 2000)
Carthage:

$25,752
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,131

Carthage city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $97,111 (it was $67,100 in 2000)
Carthage:

$97,111
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $96,459; Detached houses: $104,203; Mobile homes: $11,552

Median gross rent in 2012: $486.

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  • Black alone - 2,378 (46.9%)
  • White alone - 1,897 (37.4%)
  • Hispanic - 624 (12.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 116 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 48 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.04%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Carthage: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (10.9%), United States (7.6%), English (7.1%), German (4.3%), Subsaharan African (3.5%), Scottish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 9.35 square miles.

Population density: 538 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Carthage:

  • High school or higher: 72.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 13.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Carthage city:

  • Never married: 44.5%
  • Now married: 34.2%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

302 residents are foreign born

This city:  6.0%
Mississippi:  1.9%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Carthage, Mississippi as of September 17, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Carthage to the number of sex offenders is 157 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $584 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $486 (0.6%)

Carthage satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (48.7 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (166.2 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (402.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Redwater, MS (1.6 miles ), Standing Pine, MS (2.6 miles ), Walnut Grove, MS (3.3 miles ), Lena, MS (3.3 miles) , Sebastopol, MS (4.1 miles ), Pearl River, MS (4.2 miles ), Hillsboro, MS (4.4 miles ), Kosciusko, MS (4.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $114,900
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $114,900
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $89,100
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $73,800
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $95,800
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $105,500
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $105,500
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $105,500
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $149,400
  • 2008: 57 buildings, average cost: $63,600
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $50,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 32.74 N, Longitude: 89.54 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,599 (+31.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 615 (38.6%)

Area code: 601

Carthage household income distribution Carthage home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Carthage by Year
Type 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0010
per 100,000 0.00.019.60.0
Rapes 1000
per 100,000 20.70.00.00.0
Robberies 1143
per 100,000 20.720.478.559.6
Assaults 3339
per 100,000 62.061.258.9178.7
Burglaries 59492217
per 100,000 1220.0999.2431.9337.5
Thefts 31451130
per 100,000 641.0917.6215.9595.6
Auto thefts 45101
per 100,000 82.7102.0196.319.9
Arson 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 265.8) 149.7130.4126.5100.5

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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: 19 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.98
Mississippi average:

2.31

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Carthage, Mississippi accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.3%
Mississippi:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +675 (+17.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Carthage-area historical tornado activity is above Mississippi state average. It is 254% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/2/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the Carthage city center killed 2 people and injured 10 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 3/29/1976, a category F4 tornado 19.5 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 177 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Carthage-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 98.0 miles away from Carthage center
On 3/25/1996 at 14:15:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/11/1996 at 18:17:49, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1998 at 15:20:01, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.6 miles away from Carthage center
On 5/21/2002 at 20:35:34, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Leake County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Earl Williamson - Mayor, Marcus Mann (basketball) - Basketball player, Winson Hudson - Civil rights activist, John Johnson (basketball) - Basketball player, O'Neal Wilder - Sprinter.


Hospitals/medical centers in Carthage:

  • DSI CARTHAGE (Dialysis Facility, 312 ELLIS STREET)
  • STA HOME HHA OF CARTHAGE INC (Home Health Center, P. O. BOX 366)
  • BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER-LEAKE (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 310 ELLIS STREET)
  • HOSPICE IN HIS HANDS (Hospital, 242 THAGGARD ROAD)
  • INFINITY HOSPICE, LLC (Hospital, 206 NORTH VAN BUREN STREET)
  • LEAKE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, 310 ELLIS STREET)
  • BAPTIST LEAKE EXTENDED CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, 310 ELLIS STREET)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER-CARTHAGE (Nursing Home, 1101 EAST FRANKLIN STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Carthage, MS

Airports located in Carthage:

College/University in Carthage:

  • J & J Hair Design College (Full-time enrollment: 28; Location: 305 Hwy 16 W; Private, for-profit)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carthage:

  • Holmes Community College (about 27 miles; Goodman, MS; Full-time enrollment: 4,518)
  • East Central Community College (about 33 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,155)
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center (about 48 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 2,006)
  • Belhaven University (about 48 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 2,631)
  • Jackson State University (about 50 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 6,635)
  • Meridian Community College (about 54 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,932)
  • Mississippi College (about 55 miles; Clinton, MS; FT enrollment: 3,586)
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Notable location: Carthage Fire Depaerment (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Carthage include: Trinity Baptist Church (A), Carthage United Methodist Church (B), Saint Ann Catholic Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), Carthage Presbyterian Church (E), Mount Zion Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Mount Zion Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Carthage: McMillian Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Scott Motel (Highway 80 East), Carthage Inn Motel (711 Highway 16 East), Economy Inn (211 Highway 25 N).

Courts: Leake County - Justice Court Clerk (Court House), Carthage City - Court Clerk Office (West Main Street).

 
Leake County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

CITY OF CARTHAGE (Population served: 4637, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between FEB-01-1999 and MAR-01-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUL-01-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2002)
EDINBURG WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 1695, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between SEP-04-2003 and OCT-04-2003, Contaminant: Coliform
GOSHEN WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 420, Purch_groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between NOV-18-1996 and DEC-18-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-18-1996), St Public Notif received (NOV-18-1996), St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-1996)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between MAY-2006 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations

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

  • FREENY W/A #1 (Population served: 3363, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FREENY W/A #2-ROSEBUD SYSTEM (Population served: 2403, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 44.7%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 61.3% for Black residents, 62.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 56.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.0%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.5%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Carthage, MS

331 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
140 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Carthage in 2000:

  • 316 people in state prisons
  • 251 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 158 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Carthage compared to Mississippi state average:

Carthage, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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


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Banks with branches in Carthage (2011 data):

  • Trustmark National Bank: Drive-In Branch, Heritage Banking Group Branch, Operations Center Branch, Marketplace Branch. Info updated 2012/03/26: Bank assets: $9,612.1 mil, Deposits: $7,410.1 mil, headquarters in Jackson, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 186 total offices, Holding Company: Trustmark Corporation
  • First Financial Bank: Carthage Bank Branch at 510 Hwy 35 S, branch established on 2006/07/10. Info updated 2006/05/23: Bank assets: $791.3 mil, Deposits: $601.4 mil, headquarters in El Dorado, AR, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: First Financial Banc Corporation
  • The Citizens National Bank of Meridian: Carthage Branch at 305 South Van Buren Street, branch established on 1986/06/23. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,115.7 mil, Deposits: $932.3 mil, headquarters in Meridian, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens National Banc Corp.
  • The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia, Mississippi: Carthage Branch at 301 West Main Street, branch established on 2008/11/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $853.7 mil, Deposits: $573.8 mil, headquarters in Philadelphia, MS, positive income, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Holding Company

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:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • Utility gas (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.76%
Here51.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic ChurchPresbyterian Church in America
Adherents74.9%11.7%3.3%3.1%2.0%
Congregations52.0%20.0%2.7%1.3%4.0%
NameCumberland Presbyterian ChurchChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.8%1.5%0.5%0.4%0.8%
Congregations2.7%2.7%1.3%2.7%10.7%
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: 5
Leake County:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Leake County:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

3.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.2%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Leake County:

34.1%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

24.5%
State:

14.4%

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
Other Government Administration 6$12,179$24,3580$0
Judicial and Legal 5$11,209$26,9020$0
Police Protection - Officers 16$40,620$30,4650$0
Police - Other 4$6,485$19,4551$708
Firefighters 9$26,282$35,0430$0
Streets and Highways 12$21,932$21,9320$0
Sewerage 1$1,594$19,1280$0
Parks and Recreation 5$9,440$22,6560$0
Water Supply 5$14,061$33,7460$0
Totals for Government 63$143,802$27,3911$708

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

  • Construction - General: $212,000 ($42.15)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $702,000 ($139.56)
    Water Utilities: $412,000 ($81.91)
    Financial Administration: $351,000 ($69.78)
    Fire Protection: $309,000 ($61.43)
    Regular Highways: $308,000 ($61.23)
    Sewerage: $278,000 ($55.27)
    Parks & Recreation: $229,000 ($45.53)
    Libraries: $88,000 ($17.50)
    General - Other: $38,000 ($7.55)
    Welfare - Other: $11,000 ($2.19)
    Health Services - Other: $11,000 ($2.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $63,000 ($12.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $658,000 ($130.82)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $997,000 ($198.21)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $45,000 ($8.95)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $308,000 ($61.23)
    All Other: $269,000 ($53.48)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $185,000 ($36.78)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $146,000 ($29.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $258,000 ($51.29)
    Interest Earnings: $178,000 ($35.39)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $368,000 ($73.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,362,000 ($270.78)
    All Other: $39,000 ($7.75)
  • Tax - Property: $474,000 ($94.23)
    NEC: $23,000 ($4.57)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $570,000 ($113.32)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,055,000 ($209.74)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $614,000 ($122.07)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $746,000 ($148.31)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $747,000 ($148.51)
    Water Utilities: $525,000 ($104.37)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $176,000 ($34.99)
    Water Utilities: $45,000 ($8.95)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $179,000 ($35.59)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,251,000 ($447.51)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $35,000 ($6.96)

5.98% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,580 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
Mississippi average:

7.82%

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 Neshoba County, MS  0.96% ($21,446 average AGI)
from Scott County, MS  0.74% ($19,760)
from Madison County, MS  0.47% ($24,969)


5.81% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Mississippi average:

8.35%

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 Rankin County, MS  0.77% ($36,019 average AGI)
to Neshoba County, MS  0.62% ($38,905)
to Scott County, MS  0.55% ($20,730)

Strongest AM radio stations in Carthage:

  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJDX (620 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWDF (720 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICHLAND, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTN (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, MS; Owner: BRAD MAURICE COTHRAN)
  • WIIN (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RIDGELAND, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH RADIO, INC)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WSLI (930 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: SPORTSRAD, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTWZ (1120 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLINTON, MS; Owner: WOOD BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carthage:

  • WCKK (98.3 FM; CARTHAGE, MS; Owner: JOHNNY BOSWELL RADIO LLC)
  • WQST-FM (92.5 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WQJQ (105.1 FM; KOSCIUSKO, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZKR (103.3 FM; DECATUR, MS; Owner: PONYTAIL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WDBT (95.5 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKXI-FM (107.5 FM; MAGEE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)
  • WMBU (89.1 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WYJS (105.9 FM; PICKENS, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, LLC)
  • WLIN-FM (101.1 FM; DURANT, MS; Owner: BOSWELL RADIO, LLC)
  • WZKS (104.1 FM; UNION, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWSL (102.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, MS; Owner: H & G C, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Carthage:

  • WLBT (Channel 3; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CIVCO, INC.)
  • WDBD (Channel 40; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WDBD LICENSE CORP.)
  • WJTV (Channel 12; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

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

Carthage, Mississippi:
  • Fatal accident count: 26
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 43
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 31
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 77
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Mississippi average:
  • Fatal accident count: 87
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 131
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 16
  • Fatalities: 96
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 216
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

See more detailed statistics of Carthage fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11
Total length: 68 meters (223ft)
Total costs: $664,000
Total average daily traffic: 28,620
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,401

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 8
  • 2000-2009: 0
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Carthage, MS

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Carthage, MS)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • DT CARTHAGE, Downtown Carthage, West End Of (Lat: 32.743139 Lon: -89.553361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQLC855
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6004.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/08/2009, Expiration Date: 12/08/2019, Certifier: Victor H Meena
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8661, Email:
  • WKOZ-FM Site, 12.5 Miles North Of Carthage, Mississippi (Lat: 32.833333 Lon: -89.347500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 152.1 m, Call Sign: WQNU816
    Assigned Frequencies: 944.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/02/2011, Expiration Date: 06/01/2020, Certifier: Johnny Boswell
    Registrant: Graham Brock, Inc., St. Simons Island, GA 31522-7466, Phone: (912) 638-8028, Fax: (912) 638-7722, Email:
  • ALLENWOOD, Allenwood Drive (Lat: 32.724167 Lon: -89.546694), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 68.5 m, Overall height: 73.1 m, Call Sign: WQQK817
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz... (+6 more)
    Grant Date: 01/16/2013, Expiration Date: 01/16/2023, Certifier: Christopher Pickard
    Registrant: Peg Bandwidth, LLC, 5904 Stone Creek Drive, Suite 130, The Colony, TX 75056, Phone: (214) 770-8791, Email:
  • CARTHAGE, Carthage Cell Site (Lat: 32.706944 Lon: -89.465833), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 100.2 m, Call Sign: WQQK835
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6123.10 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/16/2013, Expiration Date: 01/16/2023, Certifier: Christopher Pickard
    Registrant: Peg Bandwidth, LLC, 5904 Stone Creek Drive, Suite 130, The Colony, TX 75056, Phone: (214) 770-8791, Email:
  • PEARL RIVER, 5589 Laurel Hill Road (Ms13303-A) (Lat: 32.724944 Lon: -89.341139), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 73.8 m, Overall height: 76.8 m, Call Sign: WQQK923
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6375.14 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/16/2013, Expiration Date: 01/16/2023, Certifier: Christopher Pickard
    Registrant: Peg Bandwidth, LLC, 5904 Stone Creek Drive, Suite 130, The Colony, TX 75056, Phone: (214) 770-8791, Email:
  • REDWATER, 200 Settlemire Circle (#36024 / Carthage) (Lat: 32.808944 Lon: -89.490694), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 100.5 m, Overall height: 102.1 m, Call Sign: WQQL229
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6315.84 MHz... (+4 more)
    Grant Date: 01/17/2013, Expiration Date: 01/17/2023, Certifier: Christopher Pickard
    Registrant: Peg Bandwidth, LLC, 5904 Stone Creek Drive, Suite 130, The Colony, TX 75056, Phone: (214) 770-8791, Email:
  • GOVERNMENT H, Hwy 25/Jackson Cell Site (Lat: 32.754444 Lon: -89.591667), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 106.3 m, Call Sign: WQQL453
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6093.45 MHz... (+4 more)
    Grant Date: 01/18/2013, Expiration Date: 01/18/2023, Certifier: Christopher Pickard
    Registrant: Peg Bandwidth, LLC, 5904 Stone Creek Drive, Suite 130, The Colony, TX 75056, Phone: (214) 770-8791, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 172JM , Serial Number: 17262202, Year manufactured: 1973
    Registrant (Corporation): M & W Mobile Living Inc, Po Box 26, Carthage, MS 39051
  • Aircraft: BROWNE-CURD EAA ACROSPORT (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 85 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 21WC , Serial Number: 76, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 06/06/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Mark Withers, 4731 Laurel Hill Rd, Carthage, MS 39051
  • Aircraft: KROGMANN DARYL SCOTT RANS S6ES (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912 (80 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 529CF , Serial Number: 02981206, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 11/27/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Cecil R Smith, 2872 Highway 16 E, Carthage, MS 39051
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 7590V , Serial Number: 177RG0881
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Ralph Odom, 515 Woodland Dr, Carthage, MS 39051, Other Owners: Tony Gordon
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18A 150 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8992D , Serial Number: 18-6396, Year manufactured: 1958
    Registrant (Individual): H V Donald, 1006 E Franklin St, Carthage, MS 39051


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 248
  • Hazardous Condition: 20
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Carthage


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Carthage, MS
Businesses in Carthage, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1RadioShack1
AutoZone1SONIC Drive-In1
CVS1Subway1
FedEx2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS1
McDonald's1Walmart1
Pizza Hut1
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