Carthage, Illinois Population 2021

2,839
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Carthage is a city located in Hancock County Illinois. Carthage has a 2020 population of 2,839. It is also the county seat of Hancock County. Carthage is currently declining at a rate of -0.49% annually and its population has decreased by -6.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,050 in 2010. Carthage reached it's highest population of 3,050 in 2010.

The average household income in Carthage is $73,149 with a poverty rate of 9.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $534 per month, and the median house value is $102,200. The median age in Carthage is 44.5 years, 42.3 years for males, and 49.6 years for females.

Carthage Demographics

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

  • White: 97.19%
  • Two or more races: 1.32%
  • Other race: 0.66%
  • Black or African American: 0.45%
  • Asian: 0.38%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Carthage, Illinois is 2,839 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,881.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,050.

Carthage, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,80597.19%
Two or More Races381.32%
Some Other Race190.66%
Black or African American130.45%
Asian110.38%
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Carthage Population by Race

Carthage Population Pyramid $2021

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Carthage Median Age

44.5


Total

42.3


Male

49.6


Female

Carthage Adults

There are 2,261 adults, (659 of whom are seniors) in Carthage.

Carthage Age Dependency

80.1

Age Dependency Ratio

41.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Carthage Sex Ratio

Female

1,436

49.76%

Male

1,450

50.24%

Carthage Population by Age

Carthage Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Carthage Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.8%12.2%
Male81.8%18.2%
All77.4%22.6%
Non Family68.5%31.5%
Female48.1%51.9%

77.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carthage Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2772.2177.4
Married6502.9487.8
Non Family5171.0968.5
Female773.0148.1
Male333.2481.8

2.95

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

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Carthage Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade261.24%
9th to 12th Grade833.96%
High School Graduate59028.14%
Some College43320.65%
Associates Degree30014.31%
Bachelors Degree41919.98%
Graduate Degree24611.73%
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Carthage Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carthage Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,0531,962647
Black1321
2+ Races131313
Asian1144
Hispanic77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Carthage Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,526$48,879$31,250
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$29,150$39,432$25,938
Some College$35,822$51,766$21,979
Bachelors Degree$39,727$38,529$45,903
Graduate Degree$67,955$$69,318

$37,526

Average Earnings

$48,879

Average Male

$31,250

Average Female

Carthage Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carthage Language by Age

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Carthage Language

97.69% of Carthage residents speak only English, while 2.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.83% of the population.

Carthage Language

Carthage Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,7132067.59%
Hispanic633657.14%
Multiple382565.79%
Other191368.42%
Asian11436.36%

9.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.22%

Male Poverty Rate

10.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carthage

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carthage is Other, with 68.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carthage is White, with 7.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.98%.

Carthage Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.39%
High School14.13%
Some College8.97%
Bachelors or Greater0.60%

Carthage Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed42.22%
Female Employed6.31%
Male Employed3.89%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Carthage Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carthage Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,813$73,149
Families$78,864$94,497
Married Families$86,154-
Non Families$35,129$41,068
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Income by Household Type

Carthage Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.4%

Male Marriage Rate

52.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Carthage Married by Age and Sex

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Carthage 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.

Carthage Marital Status by Race

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Carthage Marital Status

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193

Number of Veterans

193

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam52
First Gulf War36
Second Gulf War16
World War II12
Korea9

Carthage Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7463
75+53
35 to 5431
55 to 6430
18 to 3416

Carthage Veterans by Age

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Carthage Veterans by Race

Carthage Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carthage Veterans by Education

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64.1%

Labor Force Participation

60.9%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Carthage Employment by Age

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Carthage Employment by Race

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Carthage Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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65.14%

Born in Carthage

98.93%

Native Born

1.07%

Foreign Born

0.69%

Non Citizen

0.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.93% of Carthage residents were born in the United States, with 65.14% having been born in Illinois. 0.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Carthage Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,839-14-0.49%
20202,853-14-0.49%
20192,867-14-0.49%
20182,881-14-0.48%
20172,895-35-1.19%
20162,93050.17%
20152,925-12-0.41%
20142,937-32-1.08%
20132,969-41-1.36%
20123,010-25-0.82%
20113,035-15-0.49%
20103,0500.00%

Carthage Population by Year