Carthage, Missouri Population 2021

14,710
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Carthage is a city located in Jasper County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Jasper County. With a 2020 population of 14,710, it is the 51st largest city in Missouri and the 2343rd largest city in the United States . Carthage is currently declining at a rate of -0.12% annually but its population has increased by 2.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,378 in 2010. Spanning over 12 miles, Carthage has a population density of 1,263 people per square mile.

The average household income in Carthage is $57,574 with a poverty rate of 26.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $749 per month, and the median house value is $88,600. The median age in Carthage is 32.5 years, 31.4 years for males, and 35.4 years for females.

Carthage Demographics

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

  • White: 87.72%
  • Other race: 4.49%
  • Two or more races: 4.06%
  • Black or African American: 1.58%
  • Native American: 0.94%
  • Asian: 0.66%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.55%
The current population of Carthage, Missouri is 14,710 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,710.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,378.

Carthage, Missouri Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,90287.72%
Some Other Race6604.49%
Two or More Races5974.06%
Black or African American2331.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native1380.94%
Asian970.66%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander810.55%
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Carthage Population by Race

Carthage Population Pyramid $2021

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Carthage Median Age

32.5


Total

31.4


Male

35.4


Female

Carthage Adults

There are 10,384 adults, (1,915 of whom are seniors) in Carthage.

Carthage Age Dependency

73.7

Age Dependency Ratio

22.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Carthage Sex Ratio

Female

7,320

49.77%

Male

7,388

50.23%

Carthage Population by Age

Carthage Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Carthage Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male23.9%76.1%
Female33.9%66.1%
Non Family42.7%57.3%
All53.2%46.8%
Married70.7%29.3%

53.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carthage Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,0342.8153.2
Married2,3883.4770.7
Non Family1,4881.1342.7
Female7573.5533.9
Male4013.7423.9

3.32

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

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Carthage Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,40815.81%
9th to 12th Grade91010.22%
High School Graduate2,70730.40%
Some College1,81020.33%
Associates Degree4925.53%
Bachelors Degree1,11712.54%
Graduate Degree4605.17%
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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
White6,1405,4631,317
Hispanic2,10355977
Other Race3641018
2+ Races23019666
Black18517948
Native American1381228
Islander814040
Asian525221

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 49.38%.

Carthage Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,502$34,750$26,356
Less Than 9th Grade$24,375$22,056$25,423
High School Graduate$26,827$31,506$21,250
Some College$36,148$42,093$20,841
Bachelors Degree$36,086$36,864$35,030
Graduate Degree$46,528$42,016$48,651

$30,502

Average Earnings

$34,750

Average Male

$26,356

Average Female

Carthage Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carthage Language by Age

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Carthage Language

70.11% of Carthage residents speak only English, while 29.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 28.40% of the population.

Carthage Language

Carthage Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,7232,06343.68%
White8,5371,36115.94%
Multiple59122838.58%
Other66016725.30%
Asian977375.26%
Black1937036.27%
Native1382417.39%

26.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.52%

Male Poverty Rate

28.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carthage

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carthage is Asian, with 75.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carthage is White, with 15.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.81%.

Carthage Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.04%
High School18.18%
Some College16.48%
Bachelors or Greater5.66%

Carthage Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed34.44%
Female Employed16.61%
Male Unemployed12.66%
Male Employed10.87%

Carthage Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carthage Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,226$57,574
Families$46,250$64,753
Married Families$56,147-
Non Families$29,776$33,662
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Income by Household Type

Carthage Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.6%

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 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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611

Number of Veterans

592

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War192
Vietnam149
Second Gulf War60
Korea39
World War II17

Carthage Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54218
65 to 74121
75+113
55 to 6498
18 to 3461

Carthage Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4745.19%
2+ Races11635.37%
Hispanic361.34%
Other Race82.02%
Native American85.80%
Black52.37%

Carthage Veterans by Race

Carthage Veterans by Education

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9.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carthage Veterans by Education

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60.8%

Labor Force Participation

56.9%

Employment Rate

6.3%

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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55.33%

Born in Carthage

83.45%

Native Born

16.55%

Foreign Born

14.25%

Non Citizen

2.30%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.45% of Carthage residents were born in the United States, with 55.33% having been born in Missouri. 14.25% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202114,710-18-0.12%
202014,728-18-0.12%
201914,746-18-0.12%
201814,764430.29%
201714,721580.40%
201614,66330.02%
201514,660120.08%
201414,648260.18%
201314,622940.65%
201214,528380.26%
201114,490820.57%
201014,4081,7401.30%
200012,6681,9211.66%
199010,747-357-0.33%
198011,104690.06%
197011,035-229-0.21%
196011,264760.07%
195011,1886030.56%
194010,5858490.84%
19309,736-332-0.33%
192010,0685850.60%
19109,483670.07%
19009,4161,4351.67%
18907,9813,8146.71%
18804,1670.00%

Carthage Population by Year