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South Carthage, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of South Carthage had a population of 1,384 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,384
Daytime Population: Workers 824
Daytime Population: Residents 783
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,607
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 1,384
Population in Familes 1,136
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 527
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $41,242
Average Household Income $55,414
Per Capita Income $22,453


Total Housing Units 648 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 344 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 242 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $145,573
Average Home Value $187,609


Total Households 586
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 392
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 0.63% 0.71%
Households 0.63% 0.74%
Families 1.5% 0.6%
Median Household Income   3.77%
Per Capita Income   3.5%

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, 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 # 242 44th
Population Density # 208 52nd
Diversity Index # 256 40th
Median Household Income # 191 56th
Per Capita Income # 190 56th

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