Carthage, Missouri Population 2020

14,885

Carthage is a city located in Missouri. With a 2020 population of 14,885, it is the 50th largest city in Missouri and the 2317th largest city in the United States. Carthage is currently growing at a rate of 0.41% annually and its population has increased by 3.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,378 in 2010. Spanning over 12 miles, Carthage has a population density of 1,278 people per square mile.

The average household income in Carthage is $54,146 with a poverty rate of 26.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $766 per month, and the median house value is $89,800. The median age in Carthage is 33.2 years, 31.9 years for males, and 35.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.0 males.

Carthage Demographics

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

  • White: 87.97%
  • Other race: 4.63%
  • Two or more races: 3.53%
  • Black or African American: 2.42%
  • Native American: 0.98%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.46%
  • Asian: 0.00%
The current population of Carthage, Missouri is 14,885, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,763.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,378.

Carthage, Missouri Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,92387.97%
Some Other Race6804.63%
Two or More Races5193.53%
Black or African American3562.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native1440.98%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander680.46%

Carthage Population Pyramid 2020

Carthage Median Age

33.2


Total

31.9


Male

35.5


Female

Carthage Adults

There are 10,314 adults, (1,944 of whom are seniors) in Carthage.

Carthage Age Dependency

75.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Carthage Sex Ratio

Female

7,418

50.50%

Male

7,272

49.50%

Carthage Households and Families

Carthage Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Carthage Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.7%32.3%
All54.4%45.6%
Female47.4%52.6%
Non Family41.7%58.3%
Male23.8%76.3%

54.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,1302.7654.4
Married2,6063.4267.7
Non Family1,6171.1441.7
Female5873.8247.4
Male3203.6223.8

3.35

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

4.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Carthage Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,34114.82%
9th to 12th Grade1,01311.19%
High School Graduate2,81131.06%
Some College1,71018.89%
Associates Degree5576.15%
Bachelors Degree1,13412.53%
Graduate Degree4855.36%

Carthage Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,4925,8001,396
Hispanic1,95140967
Other Race394836
Black22419648
Multiple Races22318073
Native American14411611
Islander682424

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.34%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 35.29%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,507$30,965$23,511
Less Than High School$21,096$21,326$19,891
High School Grad$26,439$32,108$17,240
Some College$29,792$41,646$20,978
Bachelors Degree$32,962$31,818$33,288
Graduate Degree$48,036$40,234$51,125

$27,507

Average Earnings

$30,965

Average Male

$23,511

Average Female

Carthage Language

Carthage Language by Age

Carthage Language

72.62% of Carthage residents speak only English, while 27.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 26.53% of the population.

Carthage Poverty

Carthage Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,5802,09645.76%
White8,7301,43716.46%
Multiple51318736.45%
Other68014921.91%
Black32014244.38%
Native1442718.75%

26.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.17%

Male Poverty Rate

29.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carthage

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carthage is Hispanic, with 45.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carthage is White, with 16.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.36%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.93%
High School17.00%
Some College14.21%
Bachelors or Greater7.53%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.05%
Male Unemployed33.87%
Male Employed16.10%
Female Employed13.44%

Carthage Income

Carthage Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,440$54,146
Families$48,364$62,359
Married Families$52,017-
Non Families$27,196$32,754

Carthage Marital Status

Carthage Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

49.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Carthage Married by Age and Sex

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

Carthage Veterans

718

Number of Veterans

699

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam212
First Gulf War195
Second Gulf War67
Korea61
World War II43
Name Veterans % of Total
White5886.42%
2 or More10134.95%
Hispanic391.55%
Other133.10%
Indian117.64%
Black52.07%

$Carthage Veterans by Education

11.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carthage Employment Status

62.9%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Carthage Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

53.83%

Born in Missouri

84.96%

Native Born

15.04%

Foreign Born

13.23%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

84.96% of Carthage residents were born in the United States, with 53.83% having been born in Missouri. 13.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202014,885610.41%
201914,824610.41%
201814,763560.38%
201714,707610.42%
201614,646-1-0.01%
201514,64780.05%
201414,639240.16%
201314,615920.63%
201214,523380.26%
201114,485770.53%
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%