Carthage, Mississippi Population 2024

4,738

Carthage is a city located in Attala County, Leake County, Madison County, and Neshoba County Mississippi. Carthage has a 2024 population of 4,738. It is also the county seat of Leake County. Carthage is currently declining at a rate of -0.77% annually and its population has decreased by -3.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,888 in 2020.

The average household income in Carthage is $58,335 with a poverty rate of 25.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Carthage is 36.4 years, 36.8 years for males, and 35.9 years for females.

Carthage Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 44.44%
  • White: 40.16%
  • Other race: 14.4%
  • Native American: 0.6%
  • Two or more races: 0.41%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
9.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
509.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.07% (-150)
The current population of Carthage, Mississippi is 4,738 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,888.

Carthage, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American2,16044.44%
White1,95240.16%
Other race70014.4%
Native American290.6%
Two or more races200.41%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Black or African American

White

Other race

Native American

Two or more races

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Carthage Population by Race

Carthage Population Pyramid 2024

Carthage Median Age

36.4

Total

36.8

Male

35.9

Female

Carthage Adults

There are 3,740 adults, (945 of whom are seniors) in Carthage.

Carthage Age Dependency

73.9

Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Carthage Sex Ratio

Female2,49351.29%
Male2,36848.71%

Carthage Population by Age

Carthage Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4413.0668.131.9
Married5283.6180.919.1
Non Family4431.163.936.1
Female3614.4749.950.1
Male1093.7183.516.5

3.76

Average Family Size

3.06

Average Household Size

68.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Carthage Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2518.08%
9th to 12th Grade2798.98%
High School Graduate1,03933.44%
Some College75824.4%
Associates Degree1976.34%
Bachelors Degree2548.18%
Graduate Degree32910.59%

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

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black1,3991,170224
White1,3901,219359
Hispanic2761660
Other Race2491460
Native American29220
2+ Races2000

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 87.7%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25.83%.

Carthage Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$39,779$37,153$39,902
Less Than 9th Grade$38,750$45,099$0
High School Graduate$23,642$28,849$22,759
Some College$32,667$29,918$34,583
Bachelors Degree$47,037$83,295$46,505
Graduate Degree$68,785$43,571$83,010

$39,779

Average Earnings

$37,153

Average Male

$39,902

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

81.41% of Carthage residents speak only English, while 18.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.67% of the population.

Carthage Language

Carthage Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic83149759.81%
Black1,94349425.42%
Other69235851.73%
White1,6161549.53%

25.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.64%

Male Poverty Rate

26.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carthage

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carthage is Hispanic, with 59.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carthage is White, with 9.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.1%.

Carthage Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School37.11%
Less Than 9th Grade12.14%
Some College9.93%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Carthage Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed100%
Male Employed8.15%
Female Employed4.88%

Carthage Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carthage Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$47,722$58,335
Families$61,591$66,882
Married Families$72,750$-999,999,999
Non Families$22,480$28,168

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Carthage Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

28.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.6%

Male Marriage Rate

27.6%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Carthage Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Carthage Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

331

Number of Veterans

331

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam127
World War II84
Second Gulf War27
Korea17
First Gulf War10

Carthage Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74118
75+117
35 to 5468
55 to 6428
18 to 340

Carthage Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White26116.16%
Black704.16%

Carthage Veterans by Race

Carthage Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

18.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

59.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carthage Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.2%

Labor Force Participation

45.9%

Employment Rate

8.7%

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

76.53%

Born in Carthage

92.22%

Native Born

7.78%

Foreign Born

7.61%

Non Citizen

0.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.22% of Carthage residents were born in the United States, with 76.53% having been born in Mississippi. 7.61% 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 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,550-38-0.83%
20284,588-37-0.8%
20274,625-38-0.81%
20264,663-37-0.79%
20254,700-38-0.8%
20244,738-37-0.77%
20234,775-38-0.79%
20224,813-53-1.09%
20214,866-22-0.45%
20204,8881302.73%
20194,758-1-0.02%
20184,759-38-0.79%
20174,797-11-0.23%
20164,808-14-0.29%
20154,822-58-1.19%
20144,880-14-0.29%
20134,894-46-0.93%
20124,94060.12%
20114,934-76-1.52%
20105,0103738.04%
20004,63781821.42%
19903,81936610.6%
19803,45342213.92%
19703,03100%

Carthage Population by Year