Carthage, Tennessee Population 2021

2,338
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Carthage is a city located in Smith County Tennessee. It is also the county seat of Smith County. With a 2020 population of 2,338, it is the 152nd largest city in Tennessee and the 7065th largest city in the United States . Carthage is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 1.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,306 in 2010. Carthage reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 3 miles, Carthage has a population density of 806 people per square mile.

The average household income in Carthage is $49,783 with a poverty rate of 17.70%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $541 per month, and the median house value is $111,000. The median age in Carthage is 36.8 years, 33.4 years for males, and 43 years for females.

Carthage Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Carthagewas:

  • White: 90.55%
  • Black or African American: 5.76%
  • Two or more races: 1.99%
  • Native American: 1.26%
  • Other race: 0.45%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Carthage, Tennessee is 2,338 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,338.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,306.

Carthage, Tennessee Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,23390.55%
Black or African American1425.76%
Two or More Races491.99%
American Indian and Alaska Native311.26%
Some Other Race110.45%
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Carthage Population by Race

Carthage Population Pyramid $2021

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Carthage Median Age

36.8


Total

33.4


Male

43


Female

Carthage Adults

There are 1,886 adults, (401 of whom are seniors) in Carthage.

Carthage Age Dependency

66.1

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Carthage Sex Ratio

Female

1,185

48.05%

Male

1,281

51.95%

Carthage Population by Age

Carthage Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Carthage Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family41.8%58.2%
Male46.9%53.1%
Female51%49%
All52.1%47.9%
Married70.9%29.1%

52.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carthage Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9472.452.1
Non Family4191.1141.8
Married2683.0170.9
Female1474.0651
Male1133.5846.9

3.2

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

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Carthage Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1599.59%
9th to 12th Grade20212.18%
High School Graduate74845.11%
Some College20012.06%
Associates Degree1418.50%
Bachelors Degree1569.41%
Graduate Degree523.14%
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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
White1,5111,187190
Black12110318
Native American13
2+ Races137

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 85.12%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 14.88%.

Carthage Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,944$40,804$24,800
Less Than 9th Grade$12,841$$12,262
High School Graduate$32,692$37,011$23,550
Some College$31,694$41,719$25,875
Bachelors Degree$44,844$48,750$40,156
Graduate Degree$$$

$31,944

Average Earnings

$40,804

Average Male

$24,800

Average Female

Carthage Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carthage Language by Age

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Carthage Language

98.49% of Carthage residents speak only English, while 1.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.34% of the population.

Carthage Language

Carthage Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,03035417.44%
Native311341.94%
Black122129.84%
Hispanic1111100.00%
Other1111100.00%
Multiple49714.29%

17.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.16%

Male Poverty Rate

20.33%

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 Black, with 9.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.37%.

Carthage Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.71%
High School14.00%
Some College7.35%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Carthage Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed53.33%
Female Employed10.55%
Male Employed8.09%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Carthage Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carthage Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,693$49,783
Families$53,030$63,013
Married Families$66,250-
Non Families$24,329$31,181
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Income by Household Type

Carthage Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.7%

Male Marriage Rate

31.6%

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 55-64, 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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82

Number of Veterans

76

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam28
Second Gulf War21
First Gulf War16
World War II6
Korea6

Carthage Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7427
35 to 5417
55 to 6415
75+12
18 to 3411

Carthage Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White643.74%
Black129.30%
2+ Races617.14%

Carthage Veterans by Race

Carthage Veterans by Education

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8.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carthage Veterans by Education

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53.1%

Labor Force Participation

51.6%

Employment Rate

2.9%

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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77.41%

Born in Carthage

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Carthage residents were born in the United States, with 77.41% having been born in Tennessee. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Carthage Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,3380.00%
20202,3380.00%
20192,3380.00%
20182,33850.21%
20172,33350.21%
20162,328100.43%
20152,31890.39%
20142,309-19-0.82%
20132,328-16-0.68%
20122,344-14-0.59%
20112,358632.75%
20102,2950.00%

Carthage Population by Year