Carthage, Tennessee Population 2024

2,316

Carthage is a city located in Jackson County and Smith County Tennessee. Carthage has a 2024 population of 2,316. It is also the county seat of Smith County. Carthage is currently growing at a rate of 0.26% annually and its population has increased by 1.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,292 in 2020.

The average household income in Carthage is $65,237 with a poverty rate of 14.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Carthage is 39.5 years, 34.4 years for males, and 47.2 years for females.

Carthage Demographics

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

  • White: 85.74%
  • Two or more races: 6.89%
  • Black or African American: 5.22%
  • Asian: 1.26%
  • Other race: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
798.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.05% (24)
The current population of Carthage, Tennessee is 2,316 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,292.

Carthage, Tennessee Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,10485.74%
Two or more races1696.89%
Black or African American1285.22%
Asian311.26%
Other race140.57%
Native American80.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Carthage Population by Race

Carthage Population Pyramid 2024

Carthage Median Age

39.5

Total

34.4

Male

47.2

Female

Carthage Adults

There are 2,049 adults, (490 of whom are seniors) in Carthage.

Carthage Age Dependency

57.4

Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26

Child Dependency Ratio

Carthage Sex Ratio

Female1,29752.85%
Male1,15747.15%

Carthage Population by Age

Carthage Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9702.3557.942.1
Married3902.9174.125.9
Non Family3321.1542.857.2
Male1263.2851.648.4
Female1222.9354.145.9

2.85

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

57.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Carthage Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade723.99%
9th to 12th Grade1427.87%
High School Graduate71639.67%
Some College40922.66%
Associates Degree904.99%
Bachelors Degree26314.57%
Graduate Degree1136.26%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Carthage Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carthage Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,5051,311306
Black1111000
2+ Races10910819
Hispanic655728
Asian232323
Native American800

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Carthage Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$34,936$46,615$26,611
Less Than 9th Grade$61,563$63,512$13,889
High School Graduate$27,868$31,641$25,884
Some College$26,793$47,292$19,404
Bachelors Degree$58,403$70,547$49,167
Graduate Degree$49,509$80,357$47,813

$34,936

Average Earnings

$46,615

Average Male

$26,611

Average Female

Carthage Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carthage Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Carthage Language

97.77% of Carthage residents speak only English, while 2.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.58% of the population.

Carthage Language

Carthage Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,92627614.33%
Black994747.47%
Multiple165116.67%
Other14642.86%
Hispanic8067.5%

14.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.61%

Male Poverty Rate

17.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carthage

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carthage is Black, with 47.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carthage is Multiple, with 6.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.68%.

Carthage Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.46%
High School15.65%
Some College4.6%
Bachelors or Greater3.55%

Carthage Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed50%
Female Employed9.49%
Male Employed8.06%
Male Unemployed0%

Carthage Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carthage Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$53,526$65,237
Families$63,913$77,768
Married Families$77,500$-999,999,999
Non Families$22,857$36,252

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Carthage Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.7%

Male Marriage Rate

36.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Carthage Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Carthage Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Carthage Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

123

Number of Veterans

123

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam77
Second Gulf War31
First Gulf War14
Korea0
World War II0

Carthage Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7460
18 to 3422
55 to 6420
75+11
35 to 5410

Carthage Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1126.34%
Black107.81%
2+ Races10.86%

Carthage Veterans by Race

Carthage Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

60.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carthage Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

1.4%

Unemployment Rate

Carthage Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Carthage Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Carthage Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

80.52%

Born in Carthage

98.17%

Native Born

1.83%

Foreign Born

1.59%

Non Citizen

0.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.17% of Carthage residents were born in the United States, with 80.52% having been born in Tennessee. 1.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Carthage Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,34660.26%
20282,34060.26%
20272,33460.26%
20262,32860.26%
20252,32260.26%
20242,31660.26%
20232,31060.26%
20222,304371.63%
20212,267-25-1.09%
20202,292-38-1.63%
20192,330-2-0.09%
20182,33220.09%
20172,33020.09%
20162,328110.47%
20152,31790.39%
20142,308-21-0.9%
20132,329-17-0.72%
20122,346-12-0.51%
20112,358632.75%
20102,29500%

Carthage Population by Year