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Carthage is a town in Moore County, in the Southern Pines metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after the city in North Africa.

The latitude of Carthage is 35.345N. The longitude is -79.417W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 617 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,913.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$35,050
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Carthage demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Fagansville
Carriage making was a major industry from the 1850s to the 1920s. At its peak, in 1890, the Tyson and Jones Buggy Company produced 3,000 vehicles a year.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Buggy Festival - May 12-13, 2007
  • Moore County Fair - Oct. 2-6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Carthage web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Carthage Historical Museum

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Carthage demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Moore County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28326 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Carthage residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carthage ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carthage was $17,343, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Carthage residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Carthage include Carthage Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Carthage, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $377.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $823.


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Libraries in Carthage include Moore County Library ... View libraries

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Moore County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carthage political report.

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The average commute time for Carthage workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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