Carthage is a city located in Leake County Mississippi. It is also the county seat of Leake County. With a 2020 population of 4,756, it is the 64th largest city in Mississippi and the 4901st largest city in the United States . Carthage is currently declining at a rate of -0.27% annually and its population has decreased by -6.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,075 in 2010. Carthage reached it's highest population of 5,051 in 2010. Spanning over 9 miles, Carthage has a population density of 512 people per square mile.
The average household income in Carthage is $54,161 with a poverty rate of 37.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $739 per month, and the median house value is $123,300. The median age in Carthage is 31 years, 23.3 years for males, and 38.5 years for females.