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Carthage is a city in Leake County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the ancient city of North Africa.
The latitude of Carthage is 32.732N. The longitude is -89.536W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 351 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,642.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Carthage demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Leake County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 39051 ZIP code.
2% of Carthage residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carthage ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carthage was $12,986, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Carthage residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Carthage, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $281. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $726.
Libraries in Carthage include Carthage-Leake County Library ... View libraries
Leake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carthage political report.
The average commute time for Carthage workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Carthage include Econo Lodge.
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