Carthage, IL 62321 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 62321: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Carthage, IL 62321

Not Acceptable, USPS
Bentley, IL 62321
Denver, IL 62321
Fountain Green, IL 62321
Harmony, IL 62321
McCall, IL 62321
Webster, IL 62321

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 200
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,694
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 25
  • County: Hancock County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.344, Longitude -91.112
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Carthage, IL 62321 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,117
Population in Households 4,059
Population in Familes 3,217
Population in Group Qrtrs 58
Population Density1 22
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,784
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,127
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,083 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,288 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 496 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 299 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $96,095
Average Home Value $129,717


Median Household Income $49,374
Average Household Income $59,192
Per Capita Income $25,798
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.53% -0.45%
Households -0.41% -0.35%
Families -0.58% -0.47%
Median Household Income   0.76%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Carthage, IL 62321 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 62321 to the other 1,378 ZIP Codes in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 521 62nd
Population Density1 # 1035 25th
Diversity Index2 # 743 46th
Median Household Income # 875 37th
Per Capita Income # 755 45th

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