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Carthage, NC
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Carthage profile

Living in Carthage

Carthage is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,908 people and three associated neighborhoods, Carthage is the 261st largest community in North Carolina. Much of the housing stock in Carthage was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Carthage economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Carthage, where the median household income is $55,469.00.

Carthage is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Carthage, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.24% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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.

The percentage of adults in Carthage who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.60% of the adults in Carthage have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Carthage in 2018 was $31,044, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $124,176 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, German, Scottish, and Italian.

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