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 service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Carthage who work in office and administrative support (14.31%), sales jobs (9.12%), and management occupations (6.93%).
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.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Carthage rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.84% of adults 25 and older in Carthage have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Carthage in 2010 was $23,959, which is upper middle income relative to Texas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,836 for a family of four. However, Carthage contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Carthage include English, German, European, and Slovak.
The most common language spoken in Carthage is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Yiddish.