For population 25 years and over in Carthage:
For population 15 years and over in Carthage town:
29 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $616 (0.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Murfreesboro, TN (37.1 miles , pop. 68,816).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (45.9 miles , pop. 545,524).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (397.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: South Carthage, TN (0.9 miles ), Forks of the River, TN (2.3 miles) , Gordonsville, TN (2.3 miles ), Granville, TN (3.6 miles) , Alexandria, TN (3.6 miles ), Buffalo Valley, TN (3.8 miles) , Watertown, TN (3.9 miles ), Hartsville/Trousdale County, TN (3.9 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 36.25 N, Longitude: 85.95 W
Area code: 615
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Carthage detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 11 (7 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -266 (-10.6%).
Work and jobs in Carthage: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Carthage, Tennessee
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Carthage-area historical tornado activity is above Tennessee state average. It is 137% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.3 miles away from the Carthage town center killed 10 people and injured 51 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 3/26/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.8 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Carthage-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/17/1998 at 08:00:23, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 89.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.3 miles away from Carthage center
On 6/19/2007 at 18:16:27, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 46.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/18/1995 at 22:06:21, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 10.6 mi) earthquake occurred 81.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/7/2001 at 17:12:25, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 82.0 miles away from Carthage center
On 4/5/1994 at 22:21:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Smith County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Flash Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Kristin Gore - Novelist, Glenn S. Anderson - Michigan politician, Brandon Maggart - Actor, Simon Pollard Hughes, Jr. - Politician.
Hospitals/medical centers in Carthage:
Local government website: CARTHAGE.SMITHCOUNTY.COM
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carthage:
Public high school in Carthage:
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Public elementary/middle schools in Carthage:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Carthage and their reported violations in the past:CORDELL HULL UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 2907, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:CARTHAGE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 2540, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 30.6%
(27.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.1% for Black residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
39 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
115 people in nursing homes in 2000
24 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
Carthage compared to Tennessee state average:
Banks with branches in Carthage (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Carthage town (based on Smith County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.46%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
7.26% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,890 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.93% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,111 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Carthage fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 78 meters (256ft)
Total costs: $27,786,000
Total average daily traffic: 27,980
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,025
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 45,536
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Carthage)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Carthage, TN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Paging Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Carthage)
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Carthage)
FAA Registered Aircraft:8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.