Carthage is a city in Panola County, Texas, United States. This city is one hundred and fifty miles southeast of Dallas, the population was 6,779 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Panola County, and is situated in East Texas near the Louisiana state line. According to the United States Census Bureau, Carthage has an area of 10.5 square miles. As of the census of 2010, there were 6,779 people,2,628 households, the population density was 645.6 people per square mile. There were 2,909 housing units at a density of 277.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 69. 5% White,21. 1% African American,0. 5% Native American,0. 7% Asian,6. 5% from other races, hispanic or Latino of any race were 11. 0% of the population. 30. 5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14. 8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, the average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.04. In the city, the population was out with 24. 6% under the age of 18,11. 2% from 18 to 24,23. 9% from 25 to 44,24. 1% from 45 to 64. The median age was 35.9 years, for every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males, as of the 2000 Census, the median income for a household in the city was $31,822, and the median income for a family was $37,031. Males had an income of $33,080 versus $21,473 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,332, about 11. 8% of families and 13. 2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15. 2% of those under age 18 and 12. 9% of those age 65 or over. The film Bernie is an account of a celebrated murder in Carthage. The City of Carthage is served by the Carthage Independent School District, there is also the two-year Panola College, a community college located across from Carthage City Hall. The Carthage Bulldogs football team won their state title in six years in 2013 against Kilgore at AT&T Stadium. The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame is located in Carthage, the Jim Reeves Memorial is located just on the outskirts of Carthage, east on U. S.79. Reeves and Ritter were from the unincorporated communities of Galloway and Murvaul
The historic Hawthorn-Clabaugh-Patterson House is now the location of the Carthage Chamber of Commerce.
Carthage welcome sign
Federal Building in downtown Carthage
Anderson Park is located in the center of downtown Carthage.