Carthage is a city located in Hancock County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Hancock County. With a 2020 population of 2,466, it is the 461st largest city in Illinois and the 9830th largest city in the United States. Carthage is currently declining at a rate of -0.48% annually and its population has decreased by -0.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,490 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, Carthage has a population density of 990 people per square mile.
The average household income in Carthage is $68,980 with a poverty rate of 12.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $706 per month, and the median house value is $96,500. The median age in Carthage is 44.7 years, 42.7 years for males, and 49.8 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Carthagewas:
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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%.
97.45% of Carthage residents speak only English, while 2.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.92% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Carthage is Asian, with 33.33% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Carthage is Hispanic, with 10.31% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.38%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Carthage
98.63% of Carthage residents were born in the United States, with 60.71% having been born in Illinois. 0.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.