Carthage, Texas

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Population in 2017: 6,581 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.2%
 
Males: 3,178  (48.3%)
Females: 3,403  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

37.0 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 75633.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,187 (it was $31,822 in 2000)
Carthage:

$47,187
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,581 (it was $16,332 in 2000)

Carthage city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $126,605 (it was $57,200 in 2000)
Carthage:

$126,605
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $145,435; detached houses: $155,393; mobile homes: $40,067

Median gross rent in 2017: $730.

March 2019 cost of living index in Carthage: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.2%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.1% for Black residents, 1.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Carthage, TX (2010)
    • 4,43865.5%White alone
    • 1,42921.1%Black alone
    • 74611.0%Hispanic
    • 901.3%Two or more races
    • 450.7%Asian alone
    • 210.3%American Indian alone
    • 90.1%Other race alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 47 registered sex offenders living in Carthage, Texas as of July 14, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Carthage is 150 to 1.


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)
1
(15.2)
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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.4)
4
(57.5)
8
(115.6)
6
(87.3)
2
(29.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.8)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(73.3)
2
(29.4)
2
(30.3)
1
(15.2)
3
(45.2)
2
(30.1)
2
(28.9)
4
(57.5)
3
(43.4)
3
(43.6)
3
(43.9)
5
(72.9)
2
(29.6)
2
(30.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
21
(307.8)
36
(529.6)
22
(333.4)
19
(287.9)
20
(301.6)
32
(481.2)
28
(404.5)
26
(373.9)
29
(419.2)
24
(349.2)
31
(453.6)
19
(277.0)
25
(370.2)
24
(366.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
41
(600.9)
32
(470.7)
28
(424.4)
26
(393.9)
42
(633.3)
26
(391.0)
48
(693.4)
58
(834.1)
91
(1,315)
55
(800.2)
40
(585.3)
39
(568.7)
39
(577.5)
31
(472.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
180
(2,638)
142
(2,089)
125
(1,895)
76
(1,152)
97
(1,463)
122
(1,835)
168
(2,427)
243
(3,494)
263
(3,802)
298
(4,336)
263
(3,848)
264
(3,850)
199
(2,947)
141
(2,151)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
19
(278.5)
24
(353.0)
9
(136.4)
10
(151.5)
15
(226.2)
4
(60.2)
8
(115.6)
8
(115.0)
12
(173.5)
10
(145.5)
10
(146.3)
12
(175.0)
10
(148.1)
7
(106.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(14.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(28.8)
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)253.4259.5222.5147.9194.8210.8256.0345.4447.4393.9333.9285.1264.9210.1

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Carthage, TX

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 23 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.48
Texas average:

2.04
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Ancestries: American (14.1%), English (7.8%), Irish (5.5%), German (4.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%), European (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 309 feet

Land area: 10.5 square miles.

Population density: 626 people per square mile   (low).

Carthage, Texas map

240 residents are foreign born (3.2% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

This city:

3.3%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,593 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,288 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Longview, TX (34.3 miles , pop. 73,344).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (39.7 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (149.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Gary City, TX (3.0 miles ),
Beckville, TX (3.0 miles ),
Long Branch-Dotson, TX (3.5 miles ),
De Berry-Deadwood, TX (3.5 miles ),
Tatum, TX (3.9 miles ),
Tenaha, TX (4.0 miles ),
Timpson, TX (4.2 miles ),
Pinehill, TX (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 32.16 N, Longitude: 94.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,116 (+43.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,977 (61.3%)

Area code: 903

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $92,600
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $78,400
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $71,300
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $17,200
  • 2003: 20 buildings, average cost: $15,700
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $55,700
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $117,600
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2015: 7 buildings, average cost: $223,600
  • 2016: 6 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $133,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Carthage, TX residents
Average permit cost in Carthage, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Texas:

3.5%
Historical population in Carthage, TX
Historical housing units in Carthage, TX
Most common industries in Carthage, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Health care (10.3%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.0%)
  • Food (5.5%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (10.6%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Food (7.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Wood products (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (24.9%)
  • Health care (17.7%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Carthage, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
  • Cashiers (3.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.7%)
  • Cashiers (6.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.8%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (4.8%)

Average climate in Carthage, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Carthage-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 126% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/12/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.9 miles away from the Carthage city center killed 18 people and injured 77 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1989, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.5 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Carthage-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 241.9 miles away from Carthage center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 244.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 211.1 miles away from Carthage center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 379.1 miles away from Carthage center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 333.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 388.4 miles away from Carthage center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Panola County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Fires: 4, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Carthage topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Carthage:

  • ETMC CARTHAGE (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 409 WEST COTTAGE)
  • EVERGREEN APPLEGATE COMMUNITY HOME (408 CR 279)
  • EVERGREEN SUCCESS STREET COMMUNITY HOME (1320 SUCCESS ST)
  • BRIARCLIFF SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (200 NORTHWEST LOOP)
  • CARTHAGE HEALTHCARE CENTER (701 S MARKET ST)
  • CARTHAGE LTC PARTNERS, INC (501 COTTAGE RD)
  • LEISURE LODGE CARTHAGE (701 S MARKET ST)
  • PANOLA NH (501 COTTAGE RD)
  • CARTHAGE DIALYSIS CENTER (1614 S MARKET ST)
  • BETHANY HOME HEALTH SERVICES (4188 NW LOOP)

Airports and heliports located in Carthage:

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College/University in Carthage:

  • Panola College (Full-time enrollment: 1,817; Location: 1109 W Panola St; Public; Website: www.panola.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carthage:

  • LeTourneau University (about 32 miles; Longview, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,357)
  • Kilgore College (about 35 miles; Kilgore, TX; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • Southern University at Shreveport (about 41 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 2,277)
  • Louisiana State University-Shreveport (about 42 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • Stephen F Austin State University (about 42 miles; Nacogdoches, TX; FT enrollment: 11,542)
  • Bossier Parish Community College (about 49 miles; Bossier City, LA; FT enrollment: 6,209)
  • The University of Texas at Tyler (about 55 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 5,774)

Public high schools in Carthage:

  • CARTHAGE H S (Students: 384, Location: 1 BULLDOG DR, Grades: 9-12)
  • PANOLA CS (Students: 74, Location: 1110 FM 10, Grades: 8-12, Charter school)
  • PANOLA EARLY COLLEGE H S (Location: 1109 W PANOLA, Grades: 8-12, Charter school)

Private high school in Carthage:

  • NORTHSIDE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 69, Location: 108 E ASH ST, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Carthage:

  • CARTHAGE J H (Students: 740, Location: 606 HOLLY ST, Grades: 7-8)
  • BAKER-KOONCE INT (Students: 614, Location: 320 N DANIEL ST, Grades: 4-6)
  • CARTHAGE PRI (Students: 583, Location: 1 BULLDOG DR, Grades: PK-1)
  • LIBBY EL (Students: 458, Location: 425 DAVIS ST, Grades: 2-3)
See full list of schools located in Carthage

Library in Carthage:

  • SAMMY BROWN LIBRARY (Operating income: $390,678; Location: 522 W COLLEGE ST; 49,907 books; 1,929 audio materials; 5,312 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 47 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Carthage: Tex Ritter Museum (A), Panola County Heritage Museum (B), 1891 Panola County Jail (C), Carthage Volunteer Fire Department (D), Texas Forest Service Carthage Office (E), Panola County Historical Museum and Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Carthage include: Mount Zion Church (A), Saint Pauls Presbyterian Church (B), Church of Christ of Carthage (C), Church of Christ (D), Southside Baptist Church (E), Parkway Baptist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

Hotels: Budget Inn (395 South Shelby Street), Carthage Motel (321 South Shelby Street), Best Western Inn of Carthage (2332 Southeast Loop).

Birthplace of: Jacke Davis - Baseball player, Michael Montgomery - 2005 NFL player (Green Bay Packers, born: Aug 18, 1983), Mildred Fay Jefferson - Women activist, Allen Boren - Football coach, Jim Argue - Politician, Audray McMillian - Football player, Bud Marshall - Football player, Eric Thomas (athlete) - Athletics competitor, Howell Appling, Jr. - Soilder, Zach Allison - College basketball player (Texas State Bobcats).

Panola 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:

A & P WSC PUMP 1 (Population served: 609, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (FEB-22-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-23-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-17-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-11-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (FEB-22-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-21-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-21-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-08-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-11-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-25-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-25-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-17-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (FEB-22-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-15-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-15-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-11-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-23-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-23-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-17-2009), St BCA signed (FEB-22-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-11-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-26-2008), St BCA signed (FEB-22-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-11-2012)
  • 3 other older health violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.4%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.8%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

People in group quarters in Carthage in 2010:

  • 159 people in college/university student housing
  • 129 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 54 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Carthage in 2000:

  • 148 people in nursing homes
  • 130 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 52 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 12 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Carthage (2011 data):

  • Farmers State Bank: Carthage Branch at 114 West Wellington, branch established on 1902/01/01. Info updated 2010/07/21: Bank assets: $343.1 mil, Deposits: $301.0 mil, headquarters in Center, TX, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers Bancshares, Inc.
  • Citizens Bank: Carthage Branch at 425 Northwest Loop 436, branch established on 1997/09/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $338.0 mil, Deposits: $305.1 mil, headquarters in Kilgore, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: East Texas Financial Corporation
  • Prosperity Bank: Carthage Branch at 121 South Market Street, branch established on 1956/08/01. Info updated 2012/01/05: Bank assets: $9,816.2 mil, Deposits: $8,064.8 mil, headquarters in El Campo, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Prosperity Bancshares, Inc.
  • Panola National Bank: at 1510 West Panola, branch established on 1983/10/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $123.7 mil, Deposits: $111.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Panola National Bancshares, Inc.
  • First State Bank and Trust Company: First State Bank And Trust Company at 110 West Panola Street, branch established on 1902/02/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $454.0 mil, Deposits: $383.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Murphy-Payne Investments, Ltd.

For population 15 years and over in Carthage:

Marital status in Carthage, TX
  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 43.4%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

For population 25 years and over in Carthage:

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Texas average:

14.0

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, TX (based on Panola County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,00349
Mainline Protestant1,73613
Catholic1,2991
Black Protestant5827
Other81
None12,168-
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: 4
Panola County:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Panola County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
This county:

6.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Panola County:

3.49 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.5%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.7%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.7%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Carthage:

45.3%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Carthage:

39.5%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Carthage:

28.8
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Carthage:

24.1%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Carthage:

12.2%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Carthage:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Carthage:

33.3%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Carthage:

49.5%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.9%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Carthage, TX 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 17$53,438$37,7210$0
Water Supply 14$42,906$36,7772$880
Streets and Highways 12$31,789$31,7892$1,444
Firefighters 6$20,616$41,2320$0
Judicial and Legal 4$13,537$40,6111$85
Financial Administration 4$21,051$63,1531$1,360
Sewerage 4$14,944$44,8320$0
Health 3$15,539$62,1560$0
Parks and Recreation 3$8,527$34,1080$0
Police - Other 2$5,659$33,9540$0
Other Government Administration 2$10,625$63,7500$0
Other and Unallocable 2$3,182$19,0920$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$425
Totals for Government 73$241,813$39,7507$4,194

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

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,649,000 ($250.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,217,000 ($184.93)
    Water Utilities: $377,000 ($57.29)
    Sewerage: $236,000 ($35.86)
    Police Protection: $134,000 ($20.36)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $35,000 ($5.32)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $18,000 ($2.74)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,826,000 ($277.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,389,000 ($211.06)
    Sewerage: $1,296,000 ($196.93)
    Regular Highways: $1,215,000 ($184.62)
    General - Other: $1,177,000 ($178.85)
    Police Protection: $981,000 ($149.07)
    Local Fire Protection: $570,000 ($86.61)
    Central Staff Services: $375,000 ($56.98)
    Housing and Community Development: $286,000 ($43.46)
    Financial Administration: $166,000 ($25.22)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $163,000 ($24.77)
    Libraries: $109,000 ($16.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $106,000 ($16.11)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $72,000 ($10.94)
    General Public Buildings: $11,000 ($1.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $190,000 ($28.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $116,000 ($17.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($0.61)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,037,000 ($613.43)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $503,000 ($76.43)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,827,000 ($277.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,170,000 ($177.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($1.52)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $450,000 ($68.38)
    Fines and Forfeits: $240,000 ($36.47)
    Interest Earnings: $176,000 ($26.74)
    Royalties: $8,000 ($1.22)
    Rents: $4,000 ($0.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,578,000 ($391.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,250,000 ($189.94)
    Housing and Community Development: $250,000 ($37.99)
    General Local Government Support: $52,000 ($7.90)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,383,000 ($666.01)
    Property: $2,132,000 ($323.96)
    Public Utilities Sales: $454,000 ($68.99)
    Other Selective Sales: $405,000 ($61.54)
    Other License: $134,000 ($20.36)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,240,000 ($2619.66)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,680,000 ($2382.62)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,560,000 ($237.05)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $935,000 ($142.08)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,887,000 ($894.54)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $945,000 ($143.60)

5.37% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($53,027 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.37%
Texas average:

7.43%

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 Harrison County, TX  0.59% ($52,286 average AGI)
from Shelby County, TX  0.45% ($30,270)
from Gregg County, TX  0.43% ($16,333)


5.92% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,907 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
Texas average:

7.26%

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 Harrison County, TX  0.92% ($55,000 average AGI)
to Gregg County, TX  0.84% ($44,514)
to Rusk County, TX  0.48% ($35,350)
Businesses in Carthage, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Baymont Inn1Nike1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Chevrolet1Sears1
Church's Chicken1Subway1
Dennys1Taco Bell1
FedEx2True Value1
Goodwill1UPS2
H&R Block1Verizon Wireless1
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
KFC1

Strongest AM radio stations in Carthage:

  • KGAS (1590 AM; 3 kW; CARTHAGE, TX; Owner: JERRY T. HANSZEN)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOFY (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GILMER, TX; Owner: JERRY RUSSELL D/B/A THE RUSSELL COMPANY)
  • KWRD (1470 AM; 5 kW; HENDERSON, TX; Owner: JERRY RUSSELL D/B/A THE RUSSELL COMPANY)
  • KOKA (980 AM; 5 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS - SHREVEPORT, LLC)
  • KTBB (600 AM; 5 kW; TYLER, TX; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPYN (900 AM; 10 kW; ATLANTA, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSYB (1300 AM; 5 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: AMISTAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KEES (1430 AM; 5 kW; GLADEWATER, TX; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carthage:

  • KGAS-FM (104.3 FM; CARTHAGE, TX; Owner: HANSZEN BROADCASTING)
  • KRMD-FM (101.1 FM; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTUX (98.9 FM; CARTHAGE, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNUE (101.5 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYKX (105.7 FM; LONGVIEW, TX; Owner: WALLER MEDIA, LLC)
  • KRUF (94.5 FM; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPXI (100.7 FM; OVERTON, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, LLC)
  • KXAL-FM (100.3 FM; TATUM, TX; Owner: HUNT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXKS-FM (93.7 FM; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KQBB (100.5 FM; CENTER, TX; Owner: CENTER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KMHT-FM (103.9 FM; MARSHALL, TX; Owner: HANSZEN BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Carthage:

  • KTBS-TV (Channel 3; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: KTBS, INC.)
  • KMSS-TV (Channel 33; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KSLA-TV (Channel 12; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: KSLA, LLC)
  • KSHV (Channel 45; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: WHITE KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF SHREVEPORT LIC. CORP.)
  • KFXK (Channel 51; LONGVIEW, TX; Owner: WARWICK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLSB-TV (Channel 19; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Owner: KLSB ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • KTAL-TV (Channel 6; TEXARKANA, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF LOUISIANA, LLC)
  • KLTS-TV (Channel 24; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • K59GO (Channel 59; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KLPN-LP (Channel 58; LONGVIEW, TX; Owner: WARWICK 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
  • 40Number of bridges
  • 469ft / 143mTotal length
  • 307,834Total average daily traffic
  • 69,443Total average daily truck traffic
  • 394,304Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Carthage, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 31940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 101990-1999
  • 62000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Carthage, TX
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Carthage)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 254 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Carthage, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Carthage)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 20 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Carthage)

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 68. The highest number of fire incidents - 134 took place in 2006, and the least - 3 in 2013. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Carthage, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (49.1%), and Structure Fires (30.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Carthage, TX
    • 53149.1%Outside Fires
    • 33130.6%Structure Fires
    • 21119.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 80.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Carthage, TX

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Carthage, Texas:

  • Comfort Inn And Suites, 2235 SE Loop, Carthage, Texas 75633 , Phone: (903) 693-6700, Fax: (903) 693-6701
  • Super 8 Carthage, 2386 Southeast Loop, Carthage, Texas 75633 , Phone: (903) 693-7200
  • Quality Inn of Carthage, 2332 SE Loop, Carthage, Texas 75633 , Phone: (903) 694-2809, Fax: (903) 694-9502
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Carthage, Texas
Most common first names in Carthage, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James16071.8 years
William11275.6 years
Mary9979.1 years
John9577.1 years
Robert5775.7 years
Thomas5074.8 years
Charles4369.9 years
Annie3878.7 years
George3778.2 years
Dorothy3675.5 years
Most common last names in Carthage, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7175.7 years
Williams6577.7 years
Davis6275.1 years
Jones6176.0 years
Hudson4676.7 years
Harris4480.7 years
Johnson4074.0 years
Brown3675.2 years
Thomas3280.0 years
Lagrone3275.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Carthage, TX
  • 56.1%Utility gas
  • 43.9%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Carthage, TX
  • 75.2%Electricity
  • 24.8%Utility gas


Carthage compared to Texas state average:

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

Carthage on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospices or homes for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: transportation occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
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