Carthage, Indiana facts for kids
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|Town of Carthage|
Location of Carthage in Rush County, Indiana.
|• Total||0.56 sq mi (1.46 km2)|
|• Land||0.56 sq mi (1.46 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||876 ft (267 m)|
|• Density||1,624.78/sq mi (627.10/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (EST)|
|GNIS feature ID||432194|
Carthage is a town in Ripley Township, Rush County, Indiana, United States, located along the Big Blue River. The population was 927 at the 2010 census.
Carthage was platted in 1834. The town was named after Carthage, North Carolina. A post office has been in operation at Carthage since 1835.
Carthage is located at 39°44′21″N 85°34′14″W / 39.73917°N 85.57056°W (39.739189, -85.570553).
According to the 2010 census, Carthage has a total area of 0.58 square miles (1.50 km2), all land. Carthage is surrounded by farmland and woodland.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 927 people, 351 households, and 251 families living in the town. The population density was 1,598.3 inhabitants per square mile (617.1/km2). There were 411 housing units at an average density of 708.6 per square mile (273.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.6% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.
There were 351 households, of which 39.6% 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, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.5% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.10.
The median age in the town was 37.3 years. 28.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.5% were from 25 to 44; 26.6% were from 45 to 64; and 11.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.9% male and 50.1% female.
The town is served by the Charles A. Beard Memorial School Corporation school district, based at Knightstown in Henry County to the north. Local elementary students attended Carthage Elementary School until its closure in 2014.
The town has a lending library, the Henry Henley Public Library, one of two public libraries in Rush County.
- Ione Virginia Hill Cowles (1858-1940), clubwoman, social leader
- In Spanish: Carthage (Indiana)