Carthage, Arkansas

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Carthage is a city in Dallas County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 442 at the 2000 census.



Carthage is located at 34°4′24″N 92°33′22″W / 34.07333°N 92.55611°W / 34.07333; -92.55611 (34.073222, -92.556118)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 442 people, 159 households, and 94 families residing in the city. The population density was 439.8 people per square mile (170.7/km²). There were 193 housing units at an average density of 192.1/sq mi (74.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 16.29% White, 82.8% Black or African American, 0.68% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. 3.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 159 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.2% were married couples living together, 19.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.3% were non-families. 39.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 23.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 110.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,750, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $22,188 versus $18,229 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,466. About 19.3% of families and 24.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.2% of those under age 18 and 33.3% of those age 65 or over.

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