Carthage, Illinois Population 2022

2,466
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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.

Carthage Demographics

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

  • White: 92.64%
  • Two or more races: 5.94%
  • Other race: 0.69%
  • Black or African American: 0.36%
  • Asian: 0.36%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Carthage, Illinois is 2,466 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,490.

Carthage, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

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Carthage Population by Race

Carthage Population Pyramid 2022

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Carthage Median Age

43.6


Total

41.5


Male

47


Female

Carthage Adults

There are 2,037 adults, (621 of whom are seniors) in Carthage.

Carthage Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

43.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Carthage Sex Ratio

Female

1,254

50.69%

Male

1,220

49.31%

Carthage Population by Age

Carthage Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Carthage Household Types

74.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carthage Households and Families

2.7

Average Family Size

2.08

Average Household Size

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Carthage Households by Type

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Carthage Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carthage Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Carthage Educational Attainment by Race

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$39,420

Average Earnings

$51,154

Average Male

$34,148

Average Female

Carthage Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carthage Language by Age

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Carthage Language

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.

Carthage Language

Carthage Poverty by Race

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12.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.60%

Male Poverty Rate

15.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carthage

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%.

Carthage Poverty

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Carthage Poverty Rate by Education

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Carthage Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carthage Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Carthage Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.5%

Male Marriage Rate

52.0%

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 55-64.

Carthage Marital Status by Race

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Carthage Marital Status

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116

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Carthage Veterans by War

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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

35.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carthage Veterans by Education

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65.1%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

3.6%

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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60.71%

Born in Carthage

98.63%

Native Born

1.37%

Foreign Born

0.32%

Non Citizen

1.05%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Carthage Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Carthage Population by Year