Carthage, NC
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Carthage is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,395 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Carthage is the 293rd largest community in North Carolina.

Carthage is a military town: the armed forces employs 6.14% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Healthcare and Accommodation are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 24.38% and 15.67% of the civilian workforce respectively.

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

The education level of Carthage citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.33% of adults in Carthage have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Carthage in 2010 was $19,480, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,920 for a family of four. However, Carthage contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Carthage is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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. Important ancestries of people in Carthage include English, Irish, European, and Scottish.

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

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