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South Carthage, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of South Carthage had a population of 1,366 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for South Carthage is located at latitude 36.2398 and longitude -85.9576 in Smith County. The formal boundaries for the Town of South Carthage (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Smith County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 509 feet.

The Town of South Carthage (GNIS ID: 2407369) 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 South Carthage is located within Commissioner District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Smith County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South 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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South Carthage, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,366
Population in Households 1,366
Population in Familes 1,122
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 520
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 578
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 387
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 640 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 335 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 243 (38.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $138,187
Average Home Value $175,597


Median Household Income $39,825
Average Household Income $51,476
Per Capita Income $20,883
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.31%
Households 0.51% 0.31%
Families 1.53% 0.21%
Median Household Income   -0.28%
Per Capita Income   0.84%
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.

South Carthage, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South 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 # 249 42nd
Population Density1 # 211 51st
Diversity Index2 # 253 41st
Median Household Income # 181 58th
Per Capita Income # 203 53rd

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