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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    D
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Carthage is a town in Mississippi with a population of 4,862. Carthage is in Leake County. Living in Carthage offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Carthage and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$115,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$760
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    20.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    60.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    243.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,257.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    20.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    22%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Carthage

Jobs
D
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$32,302
National
$55,322

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Carthage Reviews

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I am a life long resident of Carthage. I must say it is a small town, but, is a comfortable environment for its residents. Mostly, everyone is warm and welcoming to the newcomers and visitors.
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Carthage is fully of friendly people. I would like to see the political climate change towards one that is transparent and focused solely on restoring Carthage back to a community of hope.
My experience in Carthage,Ms was very pleasant and average. In Carthage the most exciting things were the high school sports teams and not really anything else .