Cartago (formerly Carthage, Daniersburg, and Lakeville) is a census-designated place in Inyo County, California, United States. Cartago is located on the west side of Owens Lake 3 miles (4.8 km) north-northwest of Olancha, at an elevation of 3629 feet (1106 m). The population was 92 at the 2010 census, down from 109 at the 2000 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), over 99% of it land. Located near the now abandoned settlement of Carthage, Cartago took its name from the Spanish name for ancient Carthage. The first post office at Cartago opened in 1918. During the heyday of mining in the area (the 1870s), Cartago was a steamboat port for shipment of wood and ore.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Cartago had a population of 92. The population density was 78.5 people per square mile (30.3/km²). The racial makeup of Cartago was 63 (68.5%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 7 (7.6%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 11 (12.0%) from other races, and 11 (12.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any Race were 16 persons (17.4%).