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Carthage, New York

Carthage is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 3,721.

Geography Carthage is located at 43°58'52" North, 75°36'25" West (43.981118, -75.606849)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 6.9 km² (2.7 mi²). 6.5 km² (2.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 6.34% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 3,721 people, 1,417 households, and 956 families residing in the village. The population density is 572.4/km² (1,480.4/mi²). There are 1,626 housing units at an average density of 250.1/km² (646.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 91.32% White, 4.27% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.10% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. 2.69% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,417 households out of which 36.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% are married couples living together, 14.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% are non-families. 27.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 3.08.

In the village the population is spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $24,583, and the median income for a family is $32,083. Males have a median income of $31,397 versus $18,713 for females. The per capita income for the village is $13,029. 23.5% of the population and 18.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 33.9% are under the age of 18 and 14.4% are 65 or older.



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