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Income/capita 37%
Household income 35%
Unemployment 31%
IndexCarthageMissouriNational
Income per capita$18,769$27,044$29,829
Median household income$35,697$49,593$55,322
Median income owner occupied$46,969$62,242$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,850$30,016$35,192
Median earnings male$24,029$34,901$36,919
Median earnings female$19,847$24,771$26,250
Unemployment rate3.2%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level28.5%15.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Carthage is 37% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Carthage is 35% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Carthage is 31% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Carthage is 89% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $23,795$35,697$71,394
      City
      $33,058$49,593$99,186
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Carthage median earnings by income bracket

      Carthage employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry16.1%0.5%
      Manufacturing sector29.8%3.5%
      Financial & insurance services0.7%4.3%
      Wholesale & retail services8.7%14.1%
      Public administration3.3%2.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.2%2.6%
      Education, health & social services4.2%31.7%
      Other27.1%23.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Shoal Creek Estates, MO116$99,25079%
      Oronogo, MO2,605$66,01619%
      Carl Junction, MO7,634$64,55817%
      Airport Drive, MO794$63,40915%
      Shoal Creek Drive, MO358$60,5009%
      Carthage, MO14,247$35,69735%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Highland Park, NJ14,245$67,82923%
      Swampscott, MA14,250$103,24487%
      Red Hill, SC14,251$45,34018%
      Rio Grande City, TX14,242$31,06644%
      Lincoln, IL14,253$45,35118%
      Carthage, MO14,247$35,69735%
      Source: The Carthage, MO employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).