Carthage, Mississippi Population 2020

4,804

Carthage is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 4,804, it is the 66th largest city in Mississippi and the 4868th largest city in the United States. Carthage is currently declining at a rate of -0.12% annually and its population has decreased by -5.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,075 in 2010. Carthage reached it's highest population of 5,052 in 2010. Spanning over 9 miles, Carthage has a population density of 517 people per square mile.

The average household income in Carthage is $48,595 with a poverty rate of 40.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $760 per month, and the median house value is $115,100. The median age in Carthage is 31.4 years, 23.9 years for males, and 39.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 114.9 males.

Carthage Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 48.13%
  • White: 47.78%
  • Native American: 1.65%
  • Asian: 1.60%
  • Two or more races: 0.49%
  • Other race: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Carthage, Mississippi is 4,804, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,816.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,075.

Carthage, Mississippi Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American2,34048.13%
White2,32347.78%
American Indian and Alaska Native801.65%
Asian781.60%
Two or More Races240.49%
Some Other Race170.35%

Carthage Population Pyramid 2020

Carthage Median Age

31.4


Total

23.9


Male

39.1


Female

Carthage Adults

There are 3,246 adults, (611 of whom are seniors) in Carthage.

Carthage Age Dependency

84.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

61.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Carthage Sex Ratio

Female

2,262

46.52%

Male

2,600

53.48%

Carthage Households and Families

Carthage Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Carthage Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.8%18.2%
Male58.3%41.7%
All48.1%51.9%
Non Family39.3%60.7%
Female24.5%75.5%

48.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,4343.1148.1
Female5104.4524.5
Married4113.2581.8
Non Family3691.2139.3
Male1442.8358.3

3.69

Average Family Size

3.11

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Carthage Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1706.20%
9th to 12th Grade38413.99%
High School Graduate1,03237.61%
Some College60922.19%
Associates Degree1575.72%
Bachelors Degree2458.93%
Graduate Degree1475.36%

Carthage Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,2621,169334
Black1,17580454
Hispanic243155
Native American41394
Asian2323
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 26.47%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,258$27,480$26,857
Less Than High School$$10,702$56,025
High School Grad$21,696$32,466$18,140
Some College$26,113$23,571$30,223
Bachelors Degree$39,214$$40,625
Graduate Degree$58,487$42,375$

$27,258

Average Earnings

$27,480

Average Male

$26,857

Average Female

Carthage Language

Carthage Language by Age

Carthage Language

82.17% of Carthage residents speak only English, while 17.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.63% of the population.

Carthage Poverty

Carthage Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,09688142.03%
Hispanic74565387.65%
White1,43626718.59%
Multiple2424100.00%
Other1717100.00%

40.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

40.32%

Male Poverty Rate

41.57%

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 White, with 18.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 52.71%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School52.87%
Some College25.43%
High School18.04%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed16.17%
Male Employed12.65%

Carthage Income

Carthage Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$32,302$48,595
Families$35,521$52,863
Married Families$67,159-
Non Families$23,313$34,326

Carthage Marital Status

Carthage Marital Status

Marriage Rates

25.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

26.7%

Male Marriage Rate

24.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Carthage Married by Age and Sex

Carthage Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Carthage Marital Status by Race

Carthage Veterans

154

Number of Veterans

135

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War64
First Gulf War58
Vietnam31
Korea28
World War II21
Age Group Veterans
75+78
18 to 3458
55 to 6412
35 to 546
65 to 74
Name Veterans % of Total
White844.91%
Black644.43%
Indian612.00%

$Carthage Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

89.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carthage Employment Status

53.3%

Labor Force Participation

44.8%

Employment Rate

16%

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

78.55%

Born in Mississippi

93.27%

Native Born

6.73%

Foreign Born

6.25%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.27% of Carthage residents were born in the United States, with 78.55% having been born in Mississippi. 6.25% 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
20204,804-6-0.12%
20194,810-6-0.12%
20184,816-34-0.70%
20174,850-6-0.12%
20164,856-11-0.23%
20154,867-53-1.08%
20144,920-19-0.38%
20134,939-40-0.80%
20124,97930.06%
20114,976-76-1.50%
20105,0524150.86%
20004,6378181.96%
19903,8193661.01%
19803,4534221.31%
19703,0310.00%