Carthage, Mississippi

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Population in 2017: 4,822 (79% urban, 21% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.0%
 
Males: 2,294  (47.6%)
Females: 2,528  (52.4%)
Median resident age:

29.4 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 39051.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,807 (it was $25,052 in 2000)
Carthage:

$34,807
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,940 (it was $12,986 in 2000)

Carthage city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $124,659 (it was $67,100 in 2000)
Carthage:

$124,659
MS:

$120,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $125,387; detached houses: $135,730; mobile homes: $11,345

Median gross rent in 2017: $654.

March 2019 cost of living index in Carthage: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 43.7%
(17.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.7% for Black residents, 52.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 93.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Carthage, MS (2017)
    • 2,42149.1%Black alone
    • 1,53431.1%White alone
    • 88818.0%Hispanic
    • 611.2%Asian alone
    • 200.4%American Indian alone
    • 130.3%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 56 registered sex offenders living in Carthage, Mississippi as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Carthage is 88 to 1.


Crime rates in Carthage by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2015

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(20.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(40.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(20.7)
1
(20.4)
4
(78.5)
3
(59.6)
3
(60.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(62.0)
3
(61.2)
3
(58.9)
9
(178.7)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
59
(1,220)
49
(999.2)
22
(431.9)
17
(337.5)
12
(243.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
31
(641.0)
45
(917.6)
11
(215.9)
30
(595.6)
62
(1,258)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(82.7)
5
(102.0)
10
(196.3)
1
(19.9)
1
(20.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)152.8133.2129.2102.6160.3

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City-data.com crime index in Carthage, MS

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 18 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.79
Mississippi average:

2.11
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Ancestries: Irish (4.2%), American (3.5%), African (2.3%), German (1.4%), English (1.4%), Italian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 9.35 square miles.

Population density: 516 people per square mile   (low).

Carthage, Mississippi map

372 residents are foreign born (7.1% Latin America).

This city:

7.5%
Mississippi:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $929 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $943 (0.9%)

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 )

Latitude: 32.74 N, Longitude: 89.54 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,634 (+33.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 612 (40.9%)

Area code: 601

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

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
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $210,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Carthage, MS residents
Average permit cost in Carthage, MS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.0%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Historical population in Carthage, MS
Historical housing units in Carthage, MS

Population change in the 1990s: +675 (+17.0%).
Most common industries in Carthage, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (13.1%)
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (14.5%)
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (8.5%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (12.9%)
  • Health care (12.9%)
  • Food (11.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.0%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Apparel (6.3%)
Most common occupations in Carthage, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.6%)
  • Registered nurses (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.3%)

Average climate in Carthage, Mississippi

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Tornado activity:

Carthage-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 138% 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 near Mississippi state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 139.9 miles away from Carthage center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 173.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 205.3 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 93.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 119.1 miles away from Carthage center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 264.9 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 Leake County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 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:

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

Airports located in Carthage:

College/University in Carthage:

  • Infinity Career College (Full-time enrollment: 123; Location: 305 Hwy 16 West; Private, for-profit; Website: www.infinitycareercollege.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carthage:

  • Holmes Community College (about 28 miles; Goodman, MS; Full-time enrollment: 5,352)
  • East Central Community College (about 33 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,380)
  • Belhaven University (about 48 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 3,147)
  • Jackson State University (about 50 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 7,485)
  • Meridian Community College (about 54 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,750)
  • Mississippi College (about 55 miles; Clinton, MS; FT enrollment: 3,919)
  • Hinds Community College (about 62 miles; Raymond, MS; FT enrollment: 9,115)

Public high schools in Carthage:

  • LEAKE CO CAREER & TECHNICAL CENTER (Location: 703 NORTHWEST STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • LEAKE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 704 N JORDAN STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Carthage:

  • LEAKE CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 603 HWY. 16 WEST, Grades: PK-5)
  • LEAKE CENTRAL JUNIOR HIGH (Location: 801 MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE, Grades: 6-8)
  • STANDING PINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 538 HWY 487 EAST, Grades: KG-6)
  • RED WATER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 555 RED WATER ROAD, Grades: KG-8)

Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: Earl Williamson - Mayor, Marcus Mann (basketball) - Basketball player, Winson Hudson - Civil rights activist, John Johnson (basketball) - Basketball player, O'Neal Wilder - Sprinter.

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: 5,075, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-05-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-05-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-24-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2010)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 259 regular monitoring violations
FREENY W/A #1 (Population served: 3,156, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (FEB-28-2008), St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-19-2008), St Public Notif received (MAR-24-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 176 regular monitoring violations
FREENY W/A #2-ROSEBUD SYSTEM (Population served: 2,820, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 235 regular monitoring violations
EDINBURG WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 1,716, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 174 regular monitoring violations
GOSHEN WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 338, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Carthage:

Marital status in Carthage, MS
  • Never married: 38.9%
  • Now married: 33.6%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

For population 25 years and over in Carthage:

  • High school or higher: 76.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.8
Mississippi average:

11.6

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, MS (based on Leake County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,16461
Mainline Protestant1,10513
Black Protestant9665
Catholic9001
Other1022
None10,568-
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: 5
Leake County:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Leake 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.
Mississippi:

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

3.50 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

12.2%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

34.1%
State:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Leake County:

24.5%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Carthage:

47.3%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Carthage:

42.9%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Carthage:

29.1
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.7%
Mississippi:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Carthage:

11.5%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Carthage:

6.8
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.8%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
Carthage:

52.2%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Carthage:

79.1%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Carthage, MS 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 15$49,817$39,8540$0
Financial Administration 11$31,117$33,9461$629
Firefighters 8$30,291$45,4370$0
Parks and Recreation 7$14,825$25,4141$385
Streets and Highways 6$16,751$33,5020$0
Sewerage 3$8,676$34,7040$0
Water Supply 3$6,105$24,4200$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,206$38,4720$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$10,406
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 54$160,788$35,7319$11,420

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

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,205,000 ($249.90)
    Sewerage: $122,000 ($25.30)
    Water Utilities: $100,000 ($20.74)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $892,000 ($184.99)
    Central Staff Services: $483,000 ($100.17)
    Regular Highways: $478,000 ($99.13)
    Water Utilities: $458,000 ($94.98)
    Local Fire Protection: $425,000 ($88.14)
    Sewerage: $371,000 ($76.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $324,000 ($67.19)
    Parks and Recreation: $260,000 ($53.92)
    Libraries: $116,000 ($24.06)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $105,000 ($21.78)
    Health - Other: $18,000 ($3.73)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($0.41)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,001,000 ($414.97)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $46,000 ($9.54)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $414,000 ($85.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $286,000 ($59.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $95,000 ($19.70)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($0.41)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $276,000 ($57.24)
    General Revenue - Other: $26,000 ($5.39)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($2.28)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $504,000 ($104.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,515,000 ($314.18)
    Other: $975,000 ($202.20)
    Water Utilities: $100,000 ($20.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $54,000 ($11.20)
    Highways: $37,000 ($7.67)
  • Tax - Property: $599,000 ($124.22)
    Public Utilities Sales: $122,000 ($25.30)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $30,000 ($6.22)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,259,000 ($468.48)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,194,000 ($455.00)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $185,000 ($38.37)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $120,000 ($24.89)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,728,000 ($565.74)

5.13% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($30,599 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Mississippi average:

6.54%

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 Scott County, MS  0.79% ($29,804 average AGI)
from Neshoba County, MS  0.69% ($32,939)
from Rankin County, MS  0.51% ($43,361)
Businesses in Carthage, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1RadioShack1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Chevrolet1Subway1
FedEx2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS1
McDonald's1Walmart1

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.)
Carthage fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Carthage fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 30Number of bridges
  • 453ft / 138mTotal length
  • $374,283,000Total costs
  • 112,040Total average daily traffic
  • 11,957Total average daily truck traffic
  • 119,140Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Carthage, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 171990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 22010-2018
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:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 25JW , Serial Number: 2004, Year manufactured: 1962, Certificate Issue Date: 09/17/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Mark D Withers, 4731 Laurel Hill Rd, Carthage, MS 39051
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20J (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4234H , Serial Number: 24-0673, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 08/15/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 03/12/2014
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Anthony G Jolly, 2731 Hudson Rd, Carthage, MS 39051, Other Owners: Rebecca Jolly
  • Aircraft: GROSS JOHN L RV-4 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-320-D3G (160 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 924JL , Serial Number: 4580, Year manufactured: 2015, Airworthiness Date: 10/09/2015, Certificate Issue Date: 03/23/2015
    Registrant (Individual): John L Gross, 2115 Highway 16 W, Carthage, MS 39051
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 12/20/1973
    Registrant (Corporation): M & W Mobile Living Inc, Po Box 26, Carthage, MS 39051
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/06/2019
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 7590V , Serial Number: 177RG0881, Certificate Issue Date: 07/23/2003
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Ralph Odom, 515 Woodland Dr, Carthage, MS 39051, Other Owners: Tony Gordon
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 04/24/2018
  • Aircraft: BEECH J35 (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-470-C (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8388D , Serial Number: D-5513, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 08/31/2010, Certificate Issue Date: 10/31/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Mark Withers, 4731 Laurel Hill Rd, Carthage, MS 39051
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/20/2018
  • 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
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/21/2018

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 154. The highest number of fire incidents - 248 took place in 2006, and the least - 18 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Carthage, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (50.1%), and Structure Fires (34.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Carthage, MS
    • 1,31550.1%Outside Fires
    • 90834.6%Structure Fires
    • 32112.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 823.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Carthage, MS
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Carthage, MS
  • 50.3%Electricity
  • 48.7%Utility gas
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Carthage, MS
  • 60.3%Electricity
  • 32.3%Utility gas
  • 6.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used


Carthage compared to Mississippi state average:

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

Carthage on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest house values disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: other services, except public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) (population 1,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of single-parent households, population 5,000+"
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