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Carthage, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Carthage had a population of 3,395 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Carthage: Long Falls.

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Carthage, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,395
Population in Households 3,252
Population in Familes 2,627
Population in Group Qrtrs 143
Population Density1 1,318
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 1,337
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 884
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,472 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 664 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 673 (45.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 135 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $112,056
Average Home Value $128,017


Median Household Income $42,791
Average Household Income $58,667
Per Capita Income $24,238
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.08%
Households 0.35% 0.21%
Families 0.61% 0.02%
Median Household Income   0.58%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 455 62nd
Population Density1 # 602 50th
Diversity Index2 # 409 66th
Median Household Income # 1008 16th
Per Capita Income # 902 25th

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