Carthage, TN

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Population

2,382

8.97% growth

Median Age

40.5


Median Household Income

$38,301

12.6% growth

Poverty Rate

18.7%


Number of Employees

1,011

22.4% growth

Median Property Value

$105,900

11.5% growth

About

In 2017, Carthage, TN had a population of 2.38k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $38,301. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Carthage, TN grew from 2,186 to 2,382, a 8.97% increase and its median household income grew from $34,006 to $38,301, a 12.6% increase.

The population of Carthage, TN is 87% White Alone, 8.56% Black or African American Alone, and 2.64% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Carthage, TN speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Carthage, TN is $105,900, and the homeownership rate is 50.2%. Most people in Carthage, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Carthage, TN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Carthage, TN employs 1.01k people. The largest industries in Carthage, TN are Health Care & Social Assistance (151 people), Manufacturing (146 people), and Retail Trade (124 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($52,727), Transportation & Warehousing ($46,176), and Construction ($45,893).

Median household income in Carthage, TN is $38,301. Males in Carthage, TN have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,201. The income inequality in Carthage, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,301

2017 value

± $4,749

12.6%

1 Year Growth

± 16.6%

Households in Carthage, TN have a median annual income of $38,301, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $34,006 in 2016, which represents a 12.6% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,961

Average Male Salary

± $1,374

$42,201

Average Female Salary

± $943

In 2017, full-time male employees in Tennessee made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $53,011 ± $6,619

  2. White

    $46,471 ± $904

  3. American Indian

    $40,237 ± $11,516

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Tennessee workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Carthage, TN is from Tennessee.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.325% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Tennessee across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9751

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carthage, TN was Census Tract 9751 with a value of $39,528, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carthage, TN (402 out of 2.15k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 75+.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    308 ± 86

  2. Black

    64 ± 69

  3. Two Or More

    20 ± 61

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carthage, TN is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.01k

2017 Value

± 157

22.4%

1 Year growth

± 18.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carthage, TN grew at a rate of 22.4%, from 826 employees to 1.01k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carthage, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (172 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (121 people), and Production Occupations (109 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carthage, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Carthage, TN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (172 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (121 people), and Production Occupations (109 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Carthage, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.76 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.4 times), and Production Occupations (1.86 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Carthage, TN, by median earnings, are Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($55,417), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($53,988), and Management Occupations ($49,107).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.01k

2017 Value

± 157

22.4%

1 Year growth

± 18.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carthage, TN grew at a rate of 22.4%, from 826 employees to 1.01k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carthage, TN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (151 people), Manufacturing (146 people), and Retail Trade (124 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carthage, TN, though some of these residents may live in Carthage, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Carthage, TN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (151 people), Manufacturing (146 people), and Retail Trade (124 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Carthage, TN has an unusually high number of Utilities (5.94 times higher than expected), Construction (1.69 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.67 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Carthage, TN, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($52,727), Transportation & Warehousing ($46,176), and Construction ($45,893).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $38.9B

  2. $35.5B

  3. $29.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $38.9B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($35.5B) and Mixed freight ($29.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Tennessee products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$366B

2020 Value

$525B

Projected 2045 Value

43.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Tennessee trade was $366B. This is expected to increase 43.2% to $525B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Tennessee trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $31.6B

  2. $18.7B

  3. $18.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Kentucky with $31.6B, followed by Texas with $18.7B and Georgia and $18.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Tennessee shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.6% of the population of Carthage, TN has health coverage, with 42.9% on employee plans, 19.6% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 0.231% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Carthage, TN was $7,372 in 2014. This is a 3.74% increase from the previous year ($7,106).

Primary care physicians in Carthage, TN see 1382 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1380 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1893 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 742 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.5%). Additionally, Hardeman County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,382 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1,382 patients per year. This represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1,380 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,372

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,680

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,371

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Tennessee (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.74%, from $7,106 to $7,372.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.4%

Uninsured

42.9%

Employer Coverage

19.6%

Medicaid

12.4%

Medicare

14.6%

Non-Group

0.231%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carthage, TN declined by 22.4% from 13.4% to 10.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Carthage, TN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.5% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 16.8% prevalence

Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee, at 17.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Carthage, TN is home to a population of 2.38k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.64% of Carthage, TN residents were born outside of the country (39 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Carthage, TN is composed of 2.07k White Alone residents (87%), 204 Black or African American Alone residents (8.56%), 63 Two or More Races residents (2.64%), 22 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.924%), 20 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.84%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.2

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 15.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Carthage, TN was 40.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Carthage, TN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Carthage, TN residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.64%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

39 people

0.869%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

19 people

As of 2017, 1.64% of Carthage, TN residents (39 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Carthage, TN was 0.869%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    92,263 ± 7,405 people

  2. India

    21,162 ± 3,566 people

  3. Guatemala

    12,669 ± 2,761 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 92,263 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 21,162 and Guatemala with 12,669.

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Citizenship

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Carthage, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Carthage, TN was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.07k ± 222

  2. Black or African American Alone

    204 ± 81

  3. Two or More Races

    63 ± 45.5

In 2017, there were 10.2 times more White Alone residents (2.07k people) in Carthage, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 204 Black or African American Alone and 63 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Carthage, TN as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    26 ± 25

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    21 ± 27

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    11 ± 18

Carthage, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carthage, TN was $105,900 in 2017, which is 0.461 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $95,000 to $105,900, a 11.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Carthage, TN is 50.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Carthage, TN have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Carthage, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$105,900

2017 Median

± $17,118

$95,000

2016 Median

± $18,998

In 2017, the median property value in Carthage, TN grew to to $105,900 from the previous year's value of $95,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Carthage, TN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carthage, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$38,301

Median Household Income

± $4,749

947

Number of Households

± 140

In 2017, the median household income of the 947 households in Carthage, TN grew to $38,301 from the previous year's value of $34,006.

The following chart displays the households in Carthage, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Carthage, TN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carthage, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

50.2%

2017 Homeownership

47.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 50.2% of the housing units in Carthage, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 47.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Carthage, TN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carthage, TN have a shorter commute time (22.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.98% of the workforce in Carthage, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.6%

  2. Carpooled

    9.59%

  3. Walked

    1.82%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Carthage, TN was Drove Alone (86.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.59%) and those who Walked (1.82%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Carthage, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Carthage, TN have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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