Demographics

  1990 Census 2000 Census
Population    
Carthage 2,657 2,725
Hancock County   20,121
     
Age Structure    
0 - 4 Years Old 188 147
5 - 9 Years Old 166 190
10 - 17 Years Old 241 306
18 - 24 Years Old 197 198
25 - 44 Years Old 700 693
45 - 64 Years Old 505 594
65 and Over 660 597
   
Gender  
Male 1,174 1,252
Female 1,483 1,473
     
Other Age Characteristics    
Median Age 39.1 40.5
     
Race    
White 2,642 2,674
Black or African American 2 13
American Indian and Alaska Native 6 13
Asian or Pacific Islander 1 15
Other Race or Multiple Races 6 10
     
Households
Total Households 1,172 1,184
Average Household Size 2.3 2.2
     
Household Type
Single Person Household 401 421
Percent of All Households 34.2 35.6
Married Household with Children 246 222
Percent of All Households 21.0 18.8
Female-Headed Household with Children 59 83
Percent of All Households 5.0 7.0
     
Marital Status (Population 15 Years and Over)
Never Married 433 416
Married 1,156 1,286
Separated 17 14
Widowed 262 219
Divorced 239 175
     
Educational Attainment (Population 25 Years and Over)
Less Than 9th Grade 229 108
9th to 12th Grade, No Diploma 210 161
High School Graduate (Includes Equivalency) 616 620
Some College, No Degree 356 518
Associate Degree 104 102
Bachelor's Degree 215 191
Graduate or Professional Degree 135 183
Percent High School Graduate or Higher 76.5 85.7
Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 18.8 19.9
     
Civilian Labor Force (Population 16 Years and Over)
Employed 1,210 1,320
Unemployed 54 58
Rate 4.3 4.2

Data courtesy Rural Economic Technical Assistance Center, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs

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