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Carthage, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Carthage had a population of 2,363 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Carthage, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,363
Daytime Population: Workers 2,333
Daytime Population: Residents 1,430
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,763
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.59
Population in Households 2,227
Population in Familes 1,740
Population in Group Qrtrs 136
Population Density2 826
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $35,185
Average Household Income $49,071
Per Capita Income $21,460


Total Housing Units 1,082 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 522 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 407 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 153 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $136,914
Average Home Value $176,631


Total Households 929
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 565
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.34% 0.49%
Households 0.29% 0.49%
Families 0.22% 0.39%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

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, 2017 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 Density # 120 72nd
Diversity Index # 148 66th
Median Household Income # 303 29th
Per Capita Income # 223 48th

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