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Carthage is a city in Jasper County, in the Joplin metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after a city in North Africa.
The latitude of Carthage is 37.176N. The longitude is -94.31W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,004 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,892.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Carthage demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jasper County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Joplin area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 64836 ZIP code.
18% of Carthage residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $15,281, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% 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 $320. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $616.
Libraries in Carthage include Carthage Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Carthage include Carthage Press
TV stations in Carthage include KDSI-CA.
Jasper 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 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Carthage between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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