Carthage, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Carthage, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Carthage had a population of 3,268 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Carthage: Long Falls.

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Carthage, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,268
Population in Households 3,125
Population in Familes 2,534
Population in Group Qrtrs 143
Population Density2 1,268
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $47,782
Average Household Income $64,495
Per Capita Income $26,163


Total Housing Units 1,456 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 674 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 592 (40.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 190 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $128,791
Average Home Value $155,519


Total Households 1,266
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 832
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.36% -0.9%
Households -0.39% -0.98%
Families -0.27% -1.13%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   3.8%

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, 2018 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 # 467 61st
Population Density # 618 48th
Diversity Index # 437 64th
Median Household Income # 958 20th
Per Capita Income # 891 26th

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