Carthage, MS
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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, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carthage who work in management occupations (11.68%), maintenance occupations (10.01%), and office and administrative support (9.25%).

Carthage is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Carthage are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.93% of adults in Carthage have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Carthage in 2010 was $15,579, 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 $62,316 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 44.22% 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Carthage also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.43% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Carthage include English, German, African, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Carthage is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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