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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C-
  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 4,877. 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
$117,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$688
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Carthage Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
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
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    17%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Carthage

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$32,685
National
$55,322

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Carthage Reviews

3 reviews
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 .
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It’s a small town and everybody is friendly. I was born and raised here and I love it. It has a country and homely feel to it. Most of my family lives here. It has beautiful trees
The only reason I live here is to be close to family. The public schools are horrible, especially the Jr High. There is not a lot for kids to do in this town.