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Carthage, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Carthage had a population of 147 as of July 1, 2015. Carthage ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Carthage is located at latitude 44.1647 and longitude -97.7204 in Miner County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carthage (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Miner County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,434 feet.

The City of Carthage (GNIS ID: 1267311) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carthage population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Carthage: Franklin, Mable.

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Carthage, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 147
Population in Households 147
Population in Familes 119
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 101
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 83
Average Household Size 1.77
Family Households 53
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 141 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 69 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 ( 9.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (41.1%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $172,500


Median Household Income $51,337
Average Household Income $66,628
Per Capita Income $28,395
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.0%
Households 0.7% 0.24%
Families 7.08% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   2.86%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Carthage, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carthage to the other 390 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 247 37th
Population Density1 # 326 17th
Diversity Index2 # 196 50th
Median Household Income # 157 60th
Per Capita Income # 98 75th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.