Carthage, TX

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2022 Population
6,549
0.599% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.4
0.546% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
20%
7.26% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$42,788
4.81% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$146,200
11.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
2,753
2.92% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Carthage, TX had a population of 6.55k people with a median age of 36.4 and a median household income of $42,788. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Carthage, TX grew from 6,510 to 6,549, a 0.599% increase and its median household income declined from $44,951 to $42,788, a −4.81% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Carthage, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.91%), White (Hispanic) (7.28%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.44%).

None of the households in Carthage, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.5% of the residents in Carthage, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Carthage, TX are Panola College (897 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Carthage, TX was $146,200, and the homeownership rate was 67.1%.

Most people in Carthage, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Carthage, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Carthage, TX is home to a population of 6.55k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.38% of Carthage, TX residents were born outside of the country (483 people).

In 2022, there were 5.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.34k people) in Carthage, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 786 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 518 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.5%
2022 Citizenship
95.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.5% of Carthage, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Carthage, TX was 95.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Carthage, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.34k ± 358
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    786 ± 272
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    518 ± 285
16.8%
Hispanic Population
1.1k people

In 2022, there were 5.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.34k people) in Carthage, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 786 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 518 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16.8% of the people in Carthage, TX are hispanic (1.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Carthage, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.38%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
483 people
6.61%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
430 people

As of 2022, 7.38% of Carthage, TX residents (483 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Carthage, TX was 6.61%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    58 ± 75
  2. Vietnam
    58 ± 63
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    26 ± 51

Carthage, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Carthage, TX employs 2.75k people. The largest industries in Carthage, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (413 people), Retail Trade (380 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (310 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($185,714), Construction ($182,612), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($113,155).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

2.75k
2022 Value
± 496
2.92%
1 Year growth
± 24.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Carthage, TX grew at a rate of 2.92%, from 2.68k employees to 2.75k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carthage, TX, are Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (331 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (309 people), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (259 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carthage, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.75k
2022 Value
± 496
2.92%
1 Year growth
± 24.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Carthage, TX grew at a rate of 2.92%, from 2.68k employees to 2.75k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carthage, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (413 people), Retail Trade (380 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (310 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carthage, TX, though some of these residents may live in Carthage, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,647
Median earning men ± $23,393
$38,289
Median earning women ± $11,153

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($185,714), Construction ($182,612), and Wholesale Trade ($86,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($112,824), Manufacturing ($46,250), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($40,868).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Carthage, TX awarded 897 degrees. The student population of Carthage, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 802 male students and 1,584 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Carthage, TX are White (553 and 62.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (156 and 17.6%), Black or African American (143 and 16.1%), and Two or More Races (20 and 2.26%).

The largest universities in Carthage, TX by number of degrees awarded are Panola College (897 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Carthage, TX are Liberal Arts & Sciences (214 and 23.9%), General Studies (193 and 21.5%), and Industrial Technology (82 and 9.14%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,386 students enrolled in Carthage, TX, 33.6% men and 66.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,370 records, of which 64.5% were women and 35.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 214 degrees awarded
  2. 48 degrees awarded
  3. 41 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Carthage, TX was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 214 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Carthage, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
897 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Panola College with 897 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 332 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Carthage, TX, which is 0.588 times less than the 565 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 553 degrees mean that there were 3.54 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 156 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($792) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($3,048) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,984) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carthage, TX was $146,200 in 2022, which is 0.519 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $131,500 to $146,200, a 11.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Carthage, TX is 67.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Carthage, TX have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Carthage, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$146,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$47,512
$1,684
Median Property Taxes
±$393

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carthage, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Carthage, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67.1%
Homeownership
2022
51.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.1% of the housing units in Carthage, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.6%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 9503
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the places in Carthage, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$42,788
Median Household Income
± $22,221
2.51k
Number of Households
± 483

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.51k households in Carthage, TX declined from $42,788 from the previous year's value of $44,951.

The following chart displays the households in Carthage, TX 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Carthage, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.3%)
  2. Carpooled (15.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.4%)

In 2022, 80.3% of workers in Carthage, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15.6%) and those who worked at home (3.4%).

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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Commute Time

23.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carthage, TX have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.63% of the workforce in Carthage, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

20% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carthage, TX (1.22k out of 6.11k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carthage, TX is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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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Health

76.9% of the population of Carthage, TX has health coverage, with 40.3% on employee plans, 16.3% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 5.58% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Panola County, TX see 2899 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.173% increase from the previous year (2894 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3864 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5797 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,899 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Panola County, TX

Primary care physicians in Panola County, TX see an average of 2,899 patients per year. This represents a 0.173% increase from the previous year (2,894 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Panola County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.6% under 18 years, 20.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

23.1%
Uninsured
40.3%
Employer Coverage
16.3%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
5.58%
Non-Group
0%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carthage, TX grew by 0.629% from 22.9% to 23.1%.

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

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