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Carthage is a town in Smith County, in the Nashville-Davidson metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the ancient city of North Africa
The latitude of Carthage is 36.252N. The longitude is -85.951W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 515 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,246.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Carthage demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Smith County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 37030 ZIP code.
9% of Carthage residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carthage ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carthage was $18,709, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Carthage residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Carthage, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $258. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $650.
Libraries in Carthage include Smith County Public Library ... View libraries
Smith County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carthage political report.
The average commute time for Carthage workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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