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Carthage is a city in Hancock County.

It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Carthage. For links to other places called Carthage, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Carthage is 40.416N. The longitude is -91.136W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 669 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,585.


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Median household income
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$34,677
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Carthage demographic reports
Mormon founder Joseph Smith and his brother were slain here in 1844, when a mob stormed the jail where they were being held on charges of treason
Local foods: blue cheese
Scenic roads: Great River Road
Historic sites and museums: Carthage Alice Kibbee Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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31% of Carthage residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $18,269, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of Carthage residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Carthage include Carthage Courthouse Square Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Carthage, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $278.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $644.


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

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Newspapers in Carthage include Hancock County Journal-Pilot

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Hancock 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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