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Carthage is a city in Hancock County.
It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Carthage. For links to other places called Carthage, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Carthage is 40.416N. The longitude is -91.136W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 669 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,585.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Carthage demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hancock County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62321 ZIP code.
31% of Carthage residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carthage ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carthage was $18,269, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Carthage residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Carthage include Carthage Courthouse Square Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Carthage, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $278. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $644.
Libraries in Carthage include Carthage Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Carthage include Hancock County Journal-Pilot
Hancock County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carthage political report.
The average commute time for Carthage workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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