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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C
Carthage is a town in North Carolina with a population of 2,811. Carthage is in Moore County. Living in Carthage offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Carthage and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Carthage are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$721
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    39.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    39.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    79.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    594.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,060.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    198.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Carthage

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,963
National
$55,322
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Carthage Reviews

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Schools are not very good, but they're some of the best public schools as compared to other surrounding areas. It's good for raising a family, a good small town, but has far to go. Growth is hindered by people who want things to stay a certain way or are afraid of "riff-raff" entering in. However, it's a very safe and peaceful place, and for the most part people are friendly. Good place, but if you have the option of moving to a different state or area within the state, look into that first. If you're going to be stuck in this area, then I recommend!
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Carthage is a small town in North Carolina. There are many local restaurants and shops that keep Carthage going. Everyone knows everyone and for the most part everyone is welcoming and friendly.
Carthage nc is your typical small highway town. Always has transfer trucks including smelly chicken trucks coming and going between the plant and the farms. There is no activities to do, besides sit at the gas station and talk with friends. There is very little youth here and the ones that are around all seem to have a criminal record. It is very hard to live healthy and be active here because of all the big roads. It is farm country that was intersected by us hw 15/501 , and 24. Closest entertainment id 50 min away min.