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Carthage, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Carthage had a population of 2,432 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Carthage is located at latitude 40.4144 and longitude -91.1278 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carthage (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 669 feet.

The City of Carthage (GNIS ID: 2393759) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Carthage is located within Township of Carthage, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hancock County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carthage population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Carthage, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,432
Population in Households 2,376
Population in Familes 1,812
Population in Group Qrtrs 56
Population Density2 1,002
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $49,739
Average Household Income $57,562
Per Capita Income $25,622


Total Housing Units 1,308 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 726 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 353 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 229 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $102,011
Average Home Value $128,926


Total Households 1,079
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 633
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.83% -0.73%
Households -0.78% -0.62%
Families -0.86% -0.77%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   3.8%

Carthage, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carthage to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 469 66th
Population Density # 742 46th
Diversity Index # 619 55th
Median Household Income # 903 34th
Per Capita Income # 876 36th

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