Carthage, Missouri Population 2022

15,750
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Carthage is a city located in Jasper County Missouri. Carthage has a 2020 population of 15,750. It is also the county seat of Jasper County. Carthage is currently growing at a rate of 0.73% annually and its population has increased by 1.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,522 in 2010.

The average household income in Carthage is $57,574 with a poverty rate of 33.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $762 per month, and the median house value is $90,400. 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: 87.12%
  • 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 15,750 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 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,80687.12%
Black or African American2291.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native1040.71%
Asian1100.75%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander420.29%
Some Other Race7194.89%
Two or More Races6894.69%
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Carthage Population by Race

Carthage Population Pyramid 2022

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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

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Carthage Sex Ratio

Female

7,580

51.57%

Male

7,119

48.43%

Carthage Population by Age

Carthage Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Carthage Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married63.2%36.8%
All48.5%51.5%
Non Family42.9%57.1%
Female31.7%68.3%
Male27.2%72.8%

48.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carthage Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,2092.7248.5
Married2,1963.5463.2
Male3244.0827.2
Female9383.3531.7
Non Family1,7511.142.9

3.32

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

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Carthage Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,35815.32%
9th to 12th Grade1,11612.59%
High School Graduate2,68130.24%
Some College1,59017.94%
Associates Degree4284.83%
Bachelors Degree1,19713.50%
Graduate Degree4955.58%
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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
Islander422323
Asian626233
White6,1365,1881,419
Other Race45521691
Black18416329
Hispanic2,155685163
2+ Races27526220
Native American104917

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 54.76%.

Carthage Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,950$32,591$27,679
Less Than 9th Grade$26,029$25,096$26,952
High School Graduate$24,757$27,986$19,952
Some College$34,271$41,250$25,972
Bachelors Degree$36,083$37,477$32,604
Graduate Degree$59,141$41,250$60,808

$30,950

Average Earnings

$32,591

Average Male

$27,679

Average Female

Carthage Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carthage Language by Age

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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

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian1007474.00%
Multiple68432347.22%
Black1868545.70%
Hispanic4,5472,05445.17%
White8,8742,42727.35%
Native1042120.19%
Other258NaN%

33.83%

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 74.00% 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 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

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.33%
High School25.79%
Some College18.56%
Bachelors or Greater10.21%

Carthage Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed14.89%
Male Unemployed17.30%
Female Employed21.55%
Female Unemployed28.49%

Carthage Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carthage Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,938$55,287
Families$42,784$61,167
Married Families$57,723-
Non Families$32,476$37,634
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Income by Household Type

Carthage Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

42.2%

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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687

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War264
First Gulf War121
Vietnam136
Korea50
World War II16

Carthage Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34243
35 to 54162
55 to 6450
65 to 74113
75+119

Carthage Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6036.78%
Black52.46%
Native American76.73%
Other Race81.65%
2+ Races6414.95%
Hispanic80.30%

Carthage Veterans by Race

Carthage Veterans by Education

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32.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carthage Veterans by Education

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59.8%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

5.7%

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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56.36%

Born in Carthage

83.89%

Native Born

16.11%

Foreign Born

12.49%

Non Citizen

3.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.89% of Carthage residents were born in the United States, with 56.36% having been born in Missouri. 12.49% 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
18804,1670.00%
18907,9813,8146.71%
19009,4161,4351.67%
19109,483670.07%
192010,0685850.60%
19309,736-332-0.33%
194010,5858490.84%
195011,1886030.56%
196011,264760.07%
197011,035-229-0.21%
198011,104690.06%
199010,747-357-0.33%
200012,6681,9211.66%
201014,3781,7101.27%
201114,4921140.79%
201214,6061140.79%
201314,7201140.78%
201414,8341140.77%
201514,9481140.77%
201615,0621140.76%
201715,1761140.76%
201815,2901140.75%
201915,4041140.75%
202015,5221180.77%
202115,6361140.73%
202215,7501140.73%

Carthage Population by Year