Regional Statistics

  • Chamber President and Economic Development Director

  • Mark J. Elliff
  • Phone: 417-358-2373
  • Fax: 417-358-7479
  • Email Mark J. Elliff

The City of Carthage is home to over 14,000 people as well as 510 businesses in the area.  The City is located in the Joplin metropolitan area which includes Jasper and Newton Counties in Southwest Missouri.


In Carthage, MO You Will Find

  • stats-people.pngNearly 95% of businesses have fewer than 50 employees.
  • stats-chart.pngLower business and lifestyle costs than major metros.
  • stats-state.pngWe are located 130 miles from the center of the average population which is near Plato, Missouri.
  • factory.pngManufacturing businesses make up several of our top employers.
  • stat-stamp.pngThe Carthage area has 23,940 people located in the 64836 zip code.

Well-Known Companies with Large Operations in Carthage, MO

  • HE Williams (HQ)
  • Leggett & Platt, Inc (HQ)
  • Justin's Boot Co.
  • Schreiber Food. Inc
  • Butterball Turkey Co.