Carpenter, Indiana Population 2024

1,920

Carpenter is a city located in Benton County, Jasper County, Newton County, and White County Indiana. Carpenter has a 2024 population of 1,920. Carpenter is currently declining at a rate of -0.16% annually and its population has decreased by -0.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,931 in 2020.

The average household income in Carpenter is $101,099 with a poverty rate of 7.11%. The median age in Carpenter is 42.6 years: 41.2 years for males, and 45 years for females.

Carpenter Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Carpenter was:

  • White: 89.62%
  • Black or African American: 6.41%
  • Two or more races: 3.57%
  • Other race: 0.24%
  • Asian: 0.15%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Indiana
Land Area (mi²)
52.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
36.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.57% (-11)
The current population of Carpenter, Indiana is 1,920 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,931.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,83189.62%
Black or African American1316.41%
Two or more races733.57%
Other race50.24%
Asian30.15%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Carpenter Population by Race

Carpenter Population Pyramid 2024

Carpenter Median Age

42.6

Total

41.2

Male

45

Female

Carpenter Adults

There are 1,619 adults, (367 of whom are seniors) in Carpenter.

Carpenter Age Dependency

63.2

Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Carpenter Sex Ratio

Female90944.49%
Male1,13455.51%

Carpenter Population by Age

Carpenter Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7862.680.819.2
Married5093.0290.49.6
Non Family1871.1670.629.4
Female483.4245.854.2
Male423.025050

2.97

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

80.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Carpenter Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade916.12%
Associates Degree1288.61%
Bachelors Degree21614.53%
Graduate Degree18512.44%
High School Graduate46631.34%
Less Than 9th Grade231.55%
Some College37825.42%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Carpenter Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carpenter Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,3431,253337
Hispanic604010
Black575753
2+ Races564511
Other Race550
Asian330

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 92.98%.

Carpenter Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$46,167$61,600$0
Graduate Degree$46,628$0$46,106
High School Graduate$51,094$55,154$41,400
Less Than 9th Grade$34,375$33,973$63,906
Overall$49,286$55,482$44,348
Some College$50,828$62,813$47,143

$49,286

Average Earnings

$55,482

Average Male

$44,348

Average Female

Carpenter Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carpenter Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Carpenter Language

97.03% of Carpenter residents speak only English, while 2.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.72% of the population.

Carpenter Language

Carpenter Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,8051417.81%
Black13143.05%

7.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.53%

Male Poverty Rate

11.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carpenter

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carpenter is White, with 7.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carpenter is Black, with 3.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.49%.

Carpenter Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.05%
High School4.94%
Some College4.55%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Carpenter Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed53.85%
Female Employed5.88%
Male Employed1.33%
Female Unemployed0%

Carpenter Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carpenter Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$76,607$118,697
Households$72,111$101,099
Married Families$82,411$-999,999,999
Non Families$42,703$38,551

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Carpenter Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

65.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

68.4%

Male Marriage Rate

61.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Carpenter Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Carpenter Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Carpenter Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Carpenter Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

93

Number of Veterans

90

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War22
Vietnam19
First Gulf War15
Korea4
World War II0

Carpenter Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5433
55 to 6429
75+17
65 to 7414
18 to 340

Carpenter Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White896.08%
2+ Races46.67%
Hispanic46.25%

Carpenter Veterans by Race

Carpenter Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carpenter Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.6%

Labor Force Participation

66.7%

Employment Rate

1.4%

Unemployment Rate

Carpenter Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Carpenter Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Carpenter Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.16%

Born in Carpenter

98.78%

Native Born

1.22%

Foreign Born

0.73%

Non Citizen

0.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.78% of Carpenter residents were born in the United States, with 74.16% having been born in Indiana. 0.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Carpenter Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,905-3-0.16%
20281,908-3-0.16%
20271,911-3-0.16%
20261,914-3-0.16%
20251,917-3-0.16%
20241,920-3-0.16%
20231,923-3-0.16%
20221,926-3-0.16%
20211,929-2-0.1%
20201,931432.28%
20191,88800%
20181,888-14-0.74%
20171,902-4-0.21%
20161,906-10-0.52%
20151,916-8-0.42%
20141,92430.16%
20131,921-13-0.67%
20121,934-5-0.26%
20111,939-12-0.62%
20101,95100%

Carpenter Population by Year