Carthage, Mississippi Population 2021

4,756
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Carthage is a city located in Leake County Mississippi. It is also the county seat of Leake County. With a 2020 population of 4,756, it is the 64th largest city in Mississippi and the 4901st largest city in the United States . Carthage is currently declining at a rate of -0.27% annually and its population has decreased by -6.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,075 in 2010. Carthage reached it's highest population of 5,051 in 2010. Spanning over 9 miles, Carthage has a population density of 512 people per square mile.

The average household income in Carthage is $54,161 with a poverty rate of 37.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $739 per month, and the median house value is $123,300. The median age in Carthage is 31 years, 23.3 years for males, and 38.5 years for females.

Carthage Demographics

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

  • White: 49.75%
  • Black or African American: 46.83%
  • Asian: 1.55%
  • Native American: 1.51%
  • Other race: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Carthage, Mississippi is 4,756 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,795.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,075.

Carthage, Mississippi Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,40349.75%
Black or African American2,26246.83%
Asian751.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native731.51%
Some Other Race170.35%
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Carthage Population by Race

Carthage Population Pyramid $2021

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Carthage Median Age

31


Total

23.3


Male

38.5


Female

Carthage Adults

There are 3,242 adults, (583 of whom are seniors) in Carthage.

Carthage Age Dependency

81.6

Age Dependency Ratio

21.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

59.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Carthage Sex Ratio

Female

2,081

43.08%

Male

2,749

56.92%

Carthage Population by Age

Carthage Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Carthage Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.3%17.7%
Male80.2%19.8%
All52.2%47.8%
Non Family41.8%58.2%
Female25.4%74.6%

52.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carthage Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,3593.2552.2
Female4734.5825.4
Married3843.3582.3
Non Family3351.3241.8
Male1673.0880.2

3.76

Average Family Size

3.25

Average Household Size

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Carthage Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2388.86%
9th to 12th Grade33712.54%
High School Graduate91534.05%
Some College62523.26%
Associates Degree1435.32%
Bachelors Degree31211.61%
Graduate Degree1174.35%
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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
White1,3231,154399
Black1,14180526
Hispanic16195
Native American41374
Asian2121
Other Race17

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 white people with a rate of 30.16%.

Carthage Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,657$35,379$28,200
Less Than 9th Grade$40,469$29,186$55,664
High School Graduate$23,354$35,078$18,607
Some College$26,826$26,550$28,350
Bachelors Degree$40,152$39,189$41,280
Graduate Degree$57,614$44,583$

$30,657

Average Earnings

$35,379

Average Male

$28,200

Average Female

Carthage Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carthage Language by Age

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Carthage Language

80.93% of Carthage residents speak only English, while 19.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.81% of the population.

Carthage Language

Carthage Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,99074937.64%
Hispanic741741100.00%
White1,53117011.10%
Other1717100.00%
Native73810.96%

37.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

41.65%

Male Poverty Rate

33.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carthage

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carthage is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carthage is Native, with 10.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.28%.

Carthage Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.65%
Some College19.09%
High School15.89%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Carthage Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Male Employed15.38%
Female Employed9.03%

Carthage Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carthage Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,859$54,161
Families$48,690$55,099
Married Families$69,891-
Non Families$25,846$41,049
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Income by Household Type

Carthage Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

25.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

24.6%

Male Marriage Rate

25.9%

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 45-54.

Carthage Marital Status by Race

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Carthage Marital Status

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143

Number of Veterans

125

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam32
Korea30
World War II21
Second Gulf War6
First Gulf War

Carthage Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+82
35 to 5449
55 to 6412
65 to 74
18 to 34

Carthage Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1317.55%
Native American612.50%
Black60.42%

Carthage Veterans by Race

Carthage Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carthage Veterans by Education

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55.3%

Labor Force Participation

51.4%

Employment Rate

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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80.75%

Born in Carthage

94.10%

Native Born

5.90%

Foreign Born

5.47%

Non Citizen

0.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.10% of Carthage residents were born in the United States, with 80.75% having been born in Mississippi. 5.47% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,756-13-0.27%
20204,769-13-0.27%
20194,782-13-0.27%
20184,795-37-0.77%
20174,832-12-0.25%
20164,844-14-0.29%
20154,858-57-1.16%
20144,915-19-0.39%
20134,934-43-0.86%
20124,97750.10%
20114,972-79-1.56%
20105,0514140.86%
20004,6378181.96%
19903,8193661.01%
19803,4534221.31%
19703,0310.00%

Carthage Population by Year