Carthage, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Carthage, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Carthage had a population of 2,345 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Carthage is located at latitude 36.2564 and longitude -85.9431 in Smith County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Carthage (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Smith County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 515 feet.

The Town of Carthage (GNIS ID: 2406226) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Carthage is located within Commissioner District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Smith County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carthage population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Town of Carthage, TN Boundary Map



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Carthage, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,345
Population in Households 2,209
Population in Familes 1,728
Population in Group Qrtrs 136
Population Density1 820
Diversity Index2 25
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 923
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 561
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,080 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 511 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 412 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $128,125
Average Home Value $162,133
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,308
Average Household Income $46,197
Per Capita Income $20,335
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.12%
Households 0.23% 0.15%
Families 0.14% 0.04%
Median Household Income   -0.12%
Per Capita Income   0.99%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Carthage, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carthage to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 177 59th
Population Density1 # 122 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 150 65th
Median Household Income # 273 36th
Per Capita Income # 230 46th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.