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Carthage, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Carthage had a population of 3,354 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Carthage is located at latitude 43.9852 and longitude -75.6037 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Carthage (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 768 feet.

The Village of Carthage (GNIS ID: 2391582) 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 Village of Carthage is located within Town of Wilna, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Carthage: Long Falls.

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


Total Population 3,354
Daytime Population: Workers 1,521
Daytime Population: Residents 1,828
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,349
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 3,212
Population in Familes 2,592
Population in Group Qrtrs 142
Population Density2 1,302
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $45,112
Average Household Income $61,645
Per Capita Income $25,204


Total Housing Units 1,458 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 646 (44.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 663 (45.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $124,888
Average Home Value $146,672


Total Households 1,308
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 863
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 -0.05% -0.01%
Households 0.0% -0.02%
Families 0.19% -0.14%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

Carthage, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carthage to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York 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 # 460 62nd
Population Density # 606 49th
Diversity Index # 422 65th
Median Household Income # 980 18th
Per Capita Income # 878 27th

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