Carthage is a tiny city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 328 people and just one neighborhood, Carthage is the 262nd largest community in Arkansas.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Carthage is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 67.26% of the Carthage workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Carthage is a city of transportation and shipping workers, production and manufacturing workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carthage who work in management occupations (8.93%), farm management occupations (8.33%) and healthcare suport services (7.14%).
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in Carthage is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Carthage has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Carthage has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Carthage than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Carthage may be for you.
One downside of living in Carthage, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.00 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small city, Carthage doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.