Carthage, North Carolina Population 2024

3,042

Carthage is a city located in Moore County North Carolina. Carthage has a 2024 population of 3,042. It is also the county seat of Moore County.Carthage is currently growing at a rate of 2.25% annually and its population has increased by 9.5% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,778 in 2020.

The average household income in Carthage is $73,635 with a poverty rate of 11.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Carthage is 43.4 years, 42.1 years for males, and 45.2 years for females.

Carthage Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Carthage was:

  • White: 77.55%
  • Black or African American: 15.47%
  • Two or more races: 6.66%
  • Other race: 0.32%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
6.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
457.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
9.5% (264)
The current population of Carthage, North Carolina is 3,042 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,778.

Carthage, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,15577.55%
Black or African American43015.47%
Two or more races1856.66%
Other race90.32%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Carthage Population by Race

Carthage Population Pyramid 2024

Carthage Median Age

43.4

Total

42.1

Male

45.2

Female

Carthage Adults

There are 2,146 adults, (627 of whom are seniors) in Carthage.

Carthage Age Dependency

82.9

Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Carthage Sex Ratio

Female1,47653.11%
Male1,30346.89%

Carthage Population by Age

Carthage Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,1242.3578.221.8
Married5543.2299.30.7
Non Family4061.065248
Female1322.5875.824.2
Male322.556.343.8
showing: 5 rows

3.06

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

78.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Carthage Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Carthage Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carthage Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 34.92%.

Carthage Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,730

Average Earnings

$41,750

Average Male

$38,485

Average Female

Carthage Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carthage Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Carthage Language

97.01% of Carthage residents speak only English, while 2.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.97% of the population.

Carthage Language

Carthage Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,98625512.84%
Black381348.92%
Multiple18573.78%
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11.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.6%

Male Poverty Rate

11.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carthage

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carthage is White, with 12.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carthage is Multiple, with 3.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 13.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.99%.

Carthage Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater15.58%
High School10.27%
Some College5.37%
Less Than 9th Grade2.48%
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Carthage Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed33.33%
Female Employed5.11%
Male Employed0.35%
Male Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Carthage Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carthage Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Carthage Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.0%

Male Marriage Rate

46.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Carthage Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Carthage Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Carthage Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Carthage Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

207

Number of Veterans

180

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

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Carthage Veterans by War

count

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Carthage Veterans by Age

count

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Carthage Veterans by Race

Carthage Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carthage Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.5%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

2%

Unemployment Rate

Carthage Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Carthage Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Carthage Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

66.35%

Born in Carthage

98.02%

Native Born

1.98%

Foreign Born

0.32%

Non Citizen

1.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.02% of Carthage residents were born in the United States, with 66.35% having been born in North Carolina. 0.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Carthage Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,377672.02%
20283,310672.07%
20273,243672.11%
20263,176672.16%
20253,109672.2%
20243,042672.25%
20232,975672.3%
20222,908672.36%
20212,841632.27%
20202,7782218.64%
20192,557441.75%
20182,513341.37%
20172,479381.56%
20162,441421.75%
20152,399200.84%
20142,379220.93%
20132,357210.9%
20122,336180.78%
20112,318140.61%
20102,304
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Carthage Population by Year