Carthage is located close to the center of North Carolina. Carthage is part of Moore County. Carthage has 6.31 square miles of land area and 0.04 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Carthage population is 2,238, which has grown 19.62% since 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 21.13% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Carthage median household income is $33,086 in 2010-2014 and has has shrunk by 5.60% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 19.16% and is much lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Carthage median house value is $133,500 in 2010-2014 and has shrunk by -49.00% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 41.83% and is about the same as the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Carthage is better than the state average in quality. The Carthage area code is 910.