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Carthage is a village in Jefferson County, in the Watertown-Fort Drum metro area.

The community was named for the African city

The latitude of Carthage is 43.978N. The longitude is -75.609W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 768 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,734.


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Median household income
Local
$24,583
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Carthage demographic reports
Carthage is on the Black River
Former and merged names include:
· Long Falls
Early paper-making center
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 4. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· John Carpenter, movie director and producer
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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17% of Carthage residents report German ancestry, and 16% 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 $13,029, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Carthage residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Carthage include State Street Historic District (Carthage) ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Carthage, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $344.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $823.


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Libraries in Carthage include Carthage Free Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Carthage include WWNY.

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Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carthage political report.

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The average commute time for Carthage workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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