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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Carthage is a town in Tennessee with a population of 2,382. Carthage is in Smith County. Living in Carthage offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Carthage and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Carthage are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$105,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$429
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Carthage Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    132.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    88.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    44.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    177.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,878.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    44.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%

Working in Carthage

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,301
National
$55,322
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Carthage Reviews

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From my experience in Carthage, I enjoyed the fact that it is a small town. They have a couple of boutiques too look through and find many cute clothes. If you are hungry, there are many unique choices to choose from. We have a hamburger place, a Mexican restaurant, and a Chinese restaurant. In a few months, they are opening an Italian restaurant. If you are in the mood for something sweet, we have our very own candy bar, which is in the middle of town so it is easy to locate. They have a campground and park just a few minutes away, and they have a Mariana if you prefer to go on a boat. If you are wanting to travel, visit, or find a home in a small town, then Carthage, Tennessee would be the perfect place.
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Nice place to be at. It’s very quiet. It’s a good nice country town to be in. It’s the type of place to where you’ll be to yourself with no one to bother you. The people are friendly, you just got to know who they are! You don’t have to worry about a high crime or violence rate. If you want to start a life in a small town, then it’s definitely the place to be.
Carthage is a small town that needs more family activities for those that live there. There is nothing anymore for the young population to do. We used to have a skating rink that was a big thing for years