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Carthage, Tennessee - Basic Facts

Carthage is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Carthage.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Smith County at latitude 36.2523 and longitude -85.9517. Smith County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 515 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Carthage (see map) encompass a land area of 2.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Carthage, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,298
Population in Households 2,162
Population in Familes 1,691
Population in Group Qrtrs 136
Population Density1 804
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 903
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 549
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,055 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 502 (47.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 401 (38.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 152 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $91,584
Average Home Value $119,600


Median Household Income $33,605
Average Household Income $50,426
Per Capita Income $21,070
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.08% -0.1%
Households -0.18% -0.22%
Families -0.3% -0.4%
Median Household Income   3.25%
Per Capita Income   3.36%
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.


Carthage, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carthage to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 181 58th
Population Density1 # 121 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 141 67th
Median Household Income # 297 31st
Per Capita Income # 159 63rd

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