Carthage, Texas Population 2021

6,395
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Carthage is a city located in Panola County Texas. It is also the county seat of Panola County. With a 2020 population of 6,395, it is the 312th largest city in Texas and the 4166th largest city in the United States . Carthage is currently declining at a rate of -0.28% annually and its population has decreased by -5.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,779 in 2010. Carthage reached it's highest population of 6,834 in 2011. Spanning over 11 miles, Carthage has a population density of 600 people per square mile.

The average household income in Carthage is $68,219 with a poverty rate of 14.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $751 per month, and the median house value is $107,300. The median age in Carthage is 34.9 years, 34.2 years for males, and 35.3 years for females.

Carthage Demographics

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

  • White: 72.30%
  • Black or African American: 25.14%
  • Other race: 1.97%
  • Asian: 0.26%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Two or more races: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Carthage, Texas is 6,395 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,449.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,779.

Carthage, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,72572.30%
Black or African American1,64325.14%
Some Other Race1291.97%
Asian170.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native160.24%
Two or More Races50.08%
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Carthage Population by Race

Carthage Population Pyramid $2021

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Carthage Median Age

34.9


Total

34.2


Male

35.3


Female

Carthage Adults

There are 4,867 adults, (986 of whom are seniors) in Carthage.

Carthage Age Dependency

68.4

Age Dependency Ratio

25.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43

Child Dependency Ratio

Carthage Sex Ratio

Female

3,215

49.20%

Male

3,320

50.80%

Carthage Population by Age

Carthage Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Carthage Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.6%14.4%
All63.4%36.6%
Female57.7%42.3%
Non Family43.8%56.2%
Male0%100%

63.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carthage Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,3092.6563.4
Married1,0023.185.6
Non Family7031.2643.8
Female5183.2857.7
Male864.990

3.13

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

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Carthage Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1263.10%
9th to 12th Grade53813.25%
High School Graduate1,11227.40%
Some College1,05726.04%
Associates Degree3388.33%
Bachelors Degree70417.34%
Graduate Degree1844.53%
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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
White2,9632,481635
Black781701253
Hispanic299197
Other Race6969
Native American1616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 32.39%.

Carthage Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,524$43,845$29,702
Less Than 9th Grade$$72,419$21,086
High School Graduate$27,490$62,321$26,411
Some College$39,797$41,658$35,823
Bachelors Degree$44,080$43,125$53,591
Graduate Degree$$$36,641

$40,524

Average Earnings

$43,845

Average Male

$29,702

Average Female

Carthage Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carthage Language by Age

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Carthage Language

93.08% of Carthage residents speak only English, while 6.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.93% of the population.

Carthage Language

Carthage Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,90668117.43%
Hispanic58617730.20%
Black1,548312.00%

14.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.57%

Male Poverty Rate

19.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carthage

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carthage is Hispanic, with 30.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carthage is Black, with 2.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.69%.

Carthage Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.96%
High School15.69%
Some College10.01%
Bachelors or Greater1.52%

Carthage Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed9.60%
Male Unemployed8.92%
Male Employed4.54%

Carthage Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carthage Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,758$68,219
Families$55,792$75,308
Married Families$85,000-
Non Families$29,972$46,934
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Income by Household Type

Carthage Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.2%

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 Marital Status

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314

Number of Veterans

300

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War118
First Gulf War101
Vietnam72
World War II58
Korea13

Carthage Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+137
35 to 54115
65 to 7449
55 to 6410
18 to 343

Carthage Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2045.56%
Black11010.25%

Carthage Veterans by Race

Carthage Veterans by Education

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6.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carthage Veterans by Education

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51.8%

Labor Force Participation

47.5%

Employment Rate

8.3%

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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70.65%

Born in Carthage

97.02%

Native Born

2.98%

Foreign Born

2.07%

Non Citizen

0.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.02% of Carthage residents were born in the United States, with 70.65% having been born in Texas. 2.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Carthage Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,395-18-0.28%
20206,413-18-0.28%
20196,431-18-0.28%
20186,449-59-0.91%
20176,508-90-1.36%
20166,598-101-1.51%
20156,699-48-0.71%
20146,74720.03%
20136,745-77-1.13%
20126,822-12-0.18%
20116,834650.96%
20106,7691050.16%
20006,6641680.26%
19906,496490.08%
19806,4471,0551.80%
19705,3921300.24%
19605,2625121.03%
19504,7500.00%

Carthage Population by Year