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.

Carthage is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).

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 rate of college-level education in Carthage is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.03% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an 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.

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