Carthage, Tennessee Population 2022

2,338
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Carthage is a city located in Smith County Tennessee. Carthage has a 2020 population of 2,338. It is also the county seat of Smith County. Carthage is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 1.87% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,295 in 2010.

The average household income in Carthage is $49,783 with a poverty rate of 12.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $559 per month, and the median house value is $142,800. 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: 90.72%
  • Black or African American: 6.40%
  • Native American: 1.42%
  • Two or more races: 1.03%
  • Other race: 0.43%
  • 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 2,295.

Carthage, Tennessee Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,29890.72%
Black or African American1626.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native361.42%
Some Other Race110.43%
Two or More Races261.03%
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Carthage Population by Race

Carthage Population Pyramid 2022

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Carthage Median Age

40.1


Total

36.1


Male

48.4


Female

Carthage Adults

There are 2,062 adults, (539 of whom are seniors) in Carthage.

Carthage Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Carthage Sex Ratio

Female

1,270

50.14%

Male

1,263

49.86%

Carthage Population by Age

Carthage Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Carthage Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.9%21.1%
All56.6%43.4%
Female50%50%
Male49.2%50.8%
Non Family42.9%57.1%

56.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carthage Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0212.2956.6
Married3423.0178.9
Male1283.249.2
Female1223.4450
Non Family4291.142.9

2.97

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Carthage Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1568.32%
9th to 12th Grade1739.23%
High School Graduate81043.20%
Some College30516.27%
Associates Degree965.12%
Bachelors Degree24413.01%
Graduate Degree914.85%
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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
White1,7091,417315
Black12111720
2+ Races1812
Native American27
Hispanic19

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 96.69%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.43%.

Carthage Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,193$42,679$24,125
Less Than 9th Grade$35,461$55,109$15,341
High School Graduate$34,423$37,799$23,925
Some College$29,375$51,188$16,875
Bachelors Degree$55,192$64,219$40,938
Graduate Degree$55,163$$

$36,193

Average Earnings

$42,679

Average Male

$24,125

Average Female

Carthage Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carthage Language by Age

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Carthage Language

97.24% of Carthage residents speak only English, while 2.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.48% of the population.

Carthage Language

Carthage Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1111100.00%
Native17847.06%
Black1344029.85%
Multiple26726.92%
White2,14522910.68%
Other11NaN%

12.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.06%

Male Poverty Rate

15.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carthage

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

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.38%.

Carthage Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.17%
High School12.78%
Some College4.97%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Carthage Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.15%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed5.74%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Carthage Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carthage Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,925$53,022
Families$52,727$66,132
Married Families$71,316-
Non Families$22,074$30,609
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Income by Household Type

Carthage Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.6%

Male Marriage Rate

33.9%

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 Over 65, 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

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War30
First Gulf War17
Vietnam81
Korea5
World War II6

Carthage Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3418
35 to 5415
55 to 6433
65 to 7465
75+12

Carthage Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1196.36%
Black1812.41%
2+ Races633.33%

Carthage Veterans by Race

Carthage Veterans by Education

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11.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

58.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carthage Veterans by Education

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53%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

0.9%

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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79.23%

Born in Carthage

98.34%

Native Born

1.66%

Foreign Born

0.75%

Non Citizen

0.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.34% of Carthage residents were born in the United States, with 79.23% having been born in Tennessee. 0.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Carthage Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20102,2950.00%
20112,358632.75%
20122,344-14-0.59%
20132,328-16-0.68%
20142,309-19-0.82%
20152,31890.39%
20162,328100.43%
20172,33350.21%
20182,33850.21%
20192,3380.00%
20202,3380.00%
20212,3380.00%
20222,3380.00%

Carthage Population by Year