Carthage, North Carolina Population 2020

2,569
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Carthage is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 2,569, it is the 227th largest city in North Carolina and the 6729th largest city in the United States. Carthage is currently growing at a rate of 1.42% annually and its population has increased by 16.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,205 in 2010. Spanning over 7 miles, Carthage has a population density of 387 people per square mile.

The average household income in Carthage is $55,503 with a poverty rate of 18.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $721 per month, and the median house value is $145,600. The median age in Carthage is 39.1 years, 35.4 years for males, and 42.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 79.7 males.

Carthage Demographics

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

  • White: 79.01%
  • Black or African American: 14.94%
  • Two or more races: 4.38%
  • Asian: 1.67%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Carthage, North Carolina is 2,569, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,497.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,205.

Carthage, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,22179.01%
Black or African American42014.94%
Two or More Races1234.38%
Asian471.67%
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Carthage Population Pyramid 2020

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Carthage Median Age

39.1


Total

35.4


Male

42.9


Female

Carthage Adults

There are 2,009 adults, (518 of whom are seniors) in Carthage.

Carthage Age Dependency

88.5

Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Carthage Sex Ratio

Female

1,564

55.64%

Male

1,247

44.36%

Carthage Households and Families

Carthage Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Carthage Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.2%11.8%
Female70.9%29.1%
All62.3%37.7%
Non Family37.4%62.6%
Male0%100%

62.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0032.6762.3
Non Family4041.2237.4
Married3993.7788.2
Female1723.4270.9
Male283.180

3.6

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Carthage Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade633.43%
9th to 12th Grade1286.97%
High School Graduate60632.99%
Some College49226.78%
Associates Degree19310.51%
Bachelors Degree19410.56%
Graduate Degree1618.76%
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Carthage Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,4831,370295
Black28421018
Asian303030
Hispanic26224
Multiple Races22188

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 asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,901$37,885$32,621
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$15,809$20,743$13,361
Some College$37,353$39,107$35,469
Bachelors Degree$55,096$56,250$54,063
Graduate Degree$77,813$64,750$

$34,901

Average Earnings

$37,885

Average Male

$32,621

Average Female

Carthage Language

Carthage Language by Age

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Carthage Language

95.48% of Carthage residents speak only English, while 4.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.38% of the population.

Carthage Poverty

Carthage Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,03929314.37%
Black37315541.55%
Hispanic874754.02%
Multiple12386.50%

18.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.79%

Male Poverty Rate

20.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carthage

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carthage is Hispanic, with 54.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carthage is Multiple, with 6.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.87%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.00%
High School23.09%
Some College11.66%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.86%
Female Employed9.77%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed7.61%

Carthage Income

Carthage Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,963$55,503
Families$57,847$68,855
Married Families$80,903-
Non Families$20,962$34,552
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Carthage Marital Status

Carthage Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

34.4%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Carthage Marital Status by Race

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Carthage Veterans

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147

Number of Veterans

135

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

War Veterans
World War II37
First Gulf War36
Second Gulf War36
Vietnam32
Korea
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Age Group Veterans
75+52
35 to 5444
65 to 7426
55 to 6416
18 to 349
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1479.63%
Hispanic420.00%

Carthage Veterans by Education

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8.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carthage Employment Status

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50.7%

Labor Force Participation

43.4%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

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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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64.85%

Born in North Carolina

97.72%

Native Born

2.28%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.72% of Carthage residents were born in the United States, with 64.85% having been born in North Carolina. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,569361.42%
20192,533361.44%
20182,497301.22%
20172,467361.48%
20162,431421.76%
20152,389190.80%
20142,370230.98%
20132,347220.95%
20122,325180.78%
20112,307130.57%
20102,2940.00%