Smith County is located in north-central Tennessee. The County Seat is Carthage and the largest city is Carthage. The 2014 population estimate is 19,009 and the 2010 census population was 19,166. The land area is 314.29 square miles and there are 61 persons per square mile.
95.6% of the population is White, 2.2% is Black or African American, 2.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 78.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $113,800, there are 7,263 households, an average of 2.61 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,153, the median household income is $42,383, and 19.4% of the persons in Smith County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,641. Retail sales (in $1000) were $117,776, and sales per capita were $6,246.
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