is a town located in Smith County, Tennessee
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 2,251. It is the county seat
of Smith County6
Geography\nCarthage is located at 36°15'18" North, 85°56'57" West (36.254960, -85.949211)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 7.4 km²
). 7.4 km² (2.9 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 2,251 people, 952 households, and 560 families residing in the town. The population density
is 302.8/km² (784.5/mi²). There are 1,050 housing units at an average density of 141.3/km² (365.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 90.67% White, 6.53% African American
, 0.27% Native American
, 0.53% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.76% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. 1.16% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 952 households out of which 25.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.2% are married couples living together, 16.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.1% are non-families. 38.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 21.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.22 and the average family size is 2.93.
In the town the population is spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 80.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 72.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $24,375, and the median income for a family is $32,159. Males have a median income of $30,531 versus $20,417 for females. The per capita income for the town is $18,709. 20.6% of the population and 18.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 23.0% are under the age of 18 and 19.2% are 65 or older.