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Carthage, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Carthage had a population of 939 as of July 1, 2017. Carthage ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Carthage is located at latitude 39.7367 and longitude -85.5714 in Rush County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Carthage (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rush County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 876 feet.

The Town of Carthage (GNIS ID: 2396629) 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 Town of Carthage is located within Township of Ripley, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rush 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, 2017.

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Carthage, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 939
Daytime Population: Workers 99
Daytime Population: Residents 476
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 575
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 939
Population in Familes 794
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,615
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $50,592
Average Household Income $63,385
Per Capita Income $23,581


Total Housing Units 420 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 252 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 103 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $123,000
Average Home Value $157,837


Total Households 354
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 262
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 0.18% -0.17%
Households 0.12% -0.11%
Families 0.59% -0.23%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

Carthage, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carthage to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 350 49th
Population Density # 237 65th
Diversity Index # 527 23rd
Median Household Income # 318 53rd
Per Capita Income # 362 47th

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