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.

Unlike some towns 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 town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carthage who work in sales jobs (18.14%), healthcare (11.86%), and community and social services (8.00%).

There are many members of the armed forces living in Carthage. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Carthage is worth considering.

Being a small town, Carthage does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Carthage citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.80% of adults 25 and older in Carthage have a college degree.

The per capita income in Carthage in 2010 was $17,628, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,512 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, Scottish, and French .

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

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