Carthage, Texas

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Carthage is a city in Panola County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,664 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Panola County[3], and is situated in East Texas near the Louisiana state line.



Carthage is located at 32°9′23″N 94°20′32″W / 32.15639°N 94.34222°W / 32.15639; -94.34222 (32.156401, -94.342345)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.5 square miles (27.3 km²), of which, 10.5 square miles (27.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (14.2%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,664 people, 2,598 households, and 1,771 families residing in the city. The population density was 633.8 people per square mile (244.8/km²). There were 2,931 housing units at an average density of 278.7/sq mi (107.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.65% White, 21.02% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 1.98% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.35% of the population.

There were 2,598 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.00.

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