Carthage, Illinois Population 2022

2,421
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Carthage is a city located in Hancock County Illinois. Carthage has a 2020 population of 2,421. 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 -7.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,607 in 2010.

The average household income in Carthage is $68,980 with a poverty rate of 11.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $534 per month, and the median house value is $97,900. The median age in Carthage is 44.7 years, 42.7 years for males, and 49.8 years for females.

Carthage Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Carthagewas:

  • White: 97.12%
  • Two or more races: 1.06%
  • Other race: 0.80%
  • Black or African American: 0.55%
  • Asian: 0.47%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Carthage, Illinois is 2,421 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,421.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,607.

Carthage, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,29597.12%
Two or More Races251.06%
Some Other Race190.80%
Black or African American130.55%
Asian110.47%
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Carthage Population by Race

Carthage Population Pyramid $2022

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Carthage Median Age

44.7


Total

42.7


Male

49.8


Female

Carthage Adults

There are 1,901 adults, (556 of whom are seniors) in Carthage.

Carthage Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Carthage Sex Ratio

Female

1,174

49.68%

Male

1,189

50.32%

Carthage Population by Age

Carthage Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Carthage Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female60.7%39.3%
Non Family67.9%32.1%
Male73.9%26.1%
All75.7%24.3%
Married84.7%15.3%

75.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carthage Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0712.1475.7
Married5162.9284.7
Non Family4711.167.9
Female612.9560.7
Male233.8373.9

2.95

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

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Carthage Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade261.48%
9th to 12th Grade744.21%
High School Graduate52529.86%
Some College36320.65%
Associates Degree21612.29%
Bachelors Degree37021.05%
Graduate Degree18410.47%
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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
White1,7271,645549
Black1321
Asian1144
Hispanic77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 36.36%.

Carthage Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,967$46,855$31,563
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$29,800$39,091$27,188
Some College$36,480$51,168$27,917
Bachelors Degree$38,633$38,456$38,833
Graduate Degree$54,583$53,672$67,841

$36,967

Average Earnings

$46,855

Average Male

$31,563

Average Female

Carthage Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carthage Language by Age

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Carthage Language

97.20% of Carthage residents speak only English, while 2.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.01% of the population.

Carthage Language

Carthage Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,2032069.35%
Hispanic633657.14%
Multiple2525100.00%
Other13NaN%
Asian11436.36%

11.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.06%

Male Poverty Rate

13.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carthage

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carthage is Multiple, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.77%.

Carthage Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.28%
High School15.99%
Some College11.38%
Bachelors or Greater0.73%

Carthage Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed42.22%
Female Employed7.52%
Male Employed4.60%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Carthage Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carthage Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,375$68,980
Families$76,218$89,527
Married Families$79,891-
Non Families$36,250$42,038
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Income by Household Type

Carthage Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.9%

Male Marriage Rate

50.6%

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 35-44, 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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154

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War36
Vietnam34
Second Gulf War16
World War II12
Korea

Carthage Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7445
75+44
35 to 5431
55 to 6418
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

32.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carthage Veterans by Education

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64.9%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

4.5%

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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62.63%

Born in Carthage

98.69%

Native Born

1.31%

Foreign Born

0.85%

Non Citizen

0.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.69% of Carthage residents were born in the United States, with 62.63% having been born in Illinois. 0.85% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20222,421-12-0.49%
20212,433-12-0.49%
20202,445-12-0.49%
20192,457-12-0.49%
20182,469-11-0.44%
20172,480-27-1.08%
20162,50750.20%
20152,502-9-0.36%
20142,511-27-1.06%
20132,538-35-1.36%
20122,573-21-0.81%
20112,594-13-0.50%
20102,607-118-0.44%
20002,725680.25%
19902,657-321-1.13%
19802,978-372-1.17%
19703,350250.07%
19603,3251110.34%
19503,2146392.24%
19402,5750.00%

Carthage Population by Year