Carthage is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 6,844 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Carthage is the 289th largest community in Texas.
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 sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Carthage who work in office and administrative support (17.14%), sales jobs (7.25%), and personal care services (6.55%).
One of the benefits of Carthage is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.35 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small city, Carthage doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In Carthage, just 12.52% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Carthage in 2010 was $22,016, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $88,064 for a family of four. However, Carthage contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Carthage is a very 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. Important ancestries of people in Carthage include German, English, Polish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Carthage is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Yiddish.