Carthage, TN Population

By | June 29, 2019

Population: 2,251. Estimated population in 2021: 2,268 (+0.8% change)
Males: 1,001 (44.5%), Females: 1,250 (55.5%)

Smith County

Zip code: 37030

Median resident age: 41.8 years
Median household income: $24,375
Median house value: $84,400

Races in Carthage:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.5%)
  • Black (6.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (22.2%), English (9.5%), Irish (8.5%), German (6.1%), Scotch-Irish (2.5%), Dutch (1.1%).

Elevation: 515 feet

Land area: 2.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Carthage

  • High school or higher: 62.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Carthage town

  • Never married: 18.2%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 14.3%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

1.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -266 (-10.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Carthage:

  • CARTHAGE GENERAL HOSPITAL (PO BOX 319, 130 LEBANON HWY)
  • SMITH COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (158 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Carthage:

  • TROUSDALE MEDICAL CENTER (about 18 miles; HARTSVILLE, TN)
  • MACON COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; LA FAYETTE, TN)
  • UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER (about 24 miles; LEBANON, TN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Carthage:

  • SMYRNA (about 43 miles; SMYRNA, TN; Abbreviation: MQY)
  • NASHVILLE INTL (about 51 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: BNA)
  • BOWLING GREEN-WARREN COUNTY RGNL (about 58 miles; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Abbreviation: BWG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Carthage:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carthage:

  • TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 36 miles; COOKEVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 7,204)
  • VOLUNTEER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; GALLATIN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,215)
  • MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; MURFREESBORO, TN; Full-time enrollment: 16,617)
  • VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,823)
  • DAVID LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,260)
  • BELMONT UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,654)
  • WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY (about 63 miles; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Full-time enrollment: 12,806)

Schools

Public high school in Carthage:

  • SMITH COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 639; Location: 312 FITE E AV; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Carthage:

  • CARTHAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 411; Location: 149 SKYLINE DR; Grades: KG – 04)
  • SMITH COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 405; Location: 133 GORDONSVILLE HW; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • UNION HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY (Students: 279; Location: 663 LEBANON HW; Grades: KG – 08)
  • DEFEATED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 173; Location: 451 DEFEATED CR HW; Grades: KG – 08)
  • SMITH COUNTY VOCATIONAL CENTER (Location: 135 GORDONSVILLE HW; Grades: 09 – 10)

Libraries

Library in Carthage:

  • SMITH COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $55,159; Location: 215 NORTH MAIN STREET; 30,395 books; 442 audio materials; 862 video materials; 45 serial subscriptions)

 

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