Carthage is located close to the center of Mississippi. Carthage is between the Leake, Attala, Madison, Neshoba county. Carthage has 9.29 square miles of land area and 0.05 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Carthage population is 4,995, which has grown 7.72% since 2000. The population growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 4.91% and is lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Carthage median household income is $24,846 in 2010-2014 and has has shrunk by 0.82% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 25.96% and is much lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Carthage median house value is $104,600 in 2010-2014 and has shrunk by -53.37% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 41.18% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Carthage is worse than the state average in quality. The Carthage area code is 601.