Carthage, Missouri Population 2023

15,864

Carthage is a city located in Jasper County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Jasper County. With a 2023 population of 15,864, it is the 59th largest city in Missouri and the 2856th largest city in the United States.Carthage is currently growing at a rate of 0.72% annually and its population has increased by 2.20% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,522 in 2020. Spanning over 12 miles, Carthage has a population density of 1,362 people per square mile.

The average household income in Carthage is $57,574 with a poverty rate of 43.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Carthage is 31.9 years, 31 years for males, and 35.2 years for females.

Carthage Demographics

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

  • White: 87.12%
  • Other race: 4.89%
  • Two or more races: 4.69%
  • Black or African American: 1.56%
  • Asian: 0.75%
  • Native American: 0.71%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.29%
The current population of Carthage, Missouri is 15,864 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,522.

Carthage, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Carthage Population by Race

Carthage Population Pyramid 2023

Carthage Median Age

31.9

Total

31

Male

35.2

Female

Carthage Adults

There are 10,267 adults, (1,712 of whom are seniors) in Carthage.

Carthage Age Dependency

71.8

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Carthage Sex Ratio

Female7,58051.57%
Male7,11948.43%

Carthage Population by Age

Carthage Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.32

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

48.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Carthage Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Carthage Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carthage Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 87.50%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 54.76%.

Carthage Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$30,950

Average Earnings

$32,591

Average Male

$27,679

Average Female

Carthage Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carthage Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Carthage Language

71.46% of Carthage residents speak only English, while 28.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.18% of the population.

Carthage Language

Carthage Poverty by Race

rate

43.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.68%

Male Poverty Rate

36.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carthage

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carthage is Asian, with 67.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carthage is Native, with 20.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.81%.

Carthage Poverty

Carthage Poverty Rate by Education

Carthage Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carthage Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Carthage Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

42.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Carthage Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Carthage Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

687

Number of Veterans

679

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

Carthage Veterans by War

Carthage Veterans by Age

count

Carthage Veterans by Race

Carthage Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

32.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carthage Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.8%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Carthage Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Carthage Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Carthage 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

53.37%

Born in Carthage

79.44%

Native Born

15.26%

Foreign Born

11.83%

Non Citizen

3.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.44% of Carthage residents were born in the United States, with 53.37% having been born in Missouri. 11.83% 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: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Carthage Population by Year