Carthage is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 4,899 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Carthage is the 67th largest community in Mississippi.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Carthage is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Carthage is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carthage who work in management occupations (12.06%), office and administrative support (11.19%), and maintenance occupations (10.07%).
As is often the case in a small city, Carthage doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of people in Carthage with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.03% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Carthage in 2010 was $14,749, which is lower middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $58,996 for a family of four. However, Carthage contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Carthage also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 46.86% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Carthage is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Carthage home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Carthage residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Carthage also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.14% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Carthage include German, English, African, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Carthage is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.