An elegant white house with a striking red roof creates a warm and welcoming ambiance.

Welcome to Carthage

Simplicity and charm wrapped in rural beauty
Imagine stepping into an idyllic rural painting, complete with the warm charm of country life, fresh produce from nearby farms, and a heaping side of neighborly love. Welcome to the heart of a thriving county, the beating pulse of local life — welcome to Carthage!
Rich in history and as enchanting as a well-loved storybook, this lovely gem offers an intriguing mix of the past's allure and the present's convenience. You'll find that Carthage's charm resides not just in its picturesque streets and buildings but in the way its vibrant community cherishes and preserves the authenticity of the town.

What to Love

  • Farm-to-table dining experiences at every corner
  • Unbeatable value in a nurturing community
  • An exceptional selection of local restaurants
  • Rural life with an endearing touch of farming culture
  • Small-town atmosphere

Local Lifestyle

The heart of Carthage beats to the rhythm of rich farmland and savory plates from local eateries. Here, life is a perfect blend of laid-back rural comfort and exciting culinary exploration. From farm-to-table dining experiences that celebrate local produce to savoring mouthwatering dishes in the town's remarkable restaurants, the Carthage lifestyle is the embodiment of country charm paired with epicurean delights.

Dining and Entertainment

Get ready to be charmed by the warm hospitality and exquisite cuisine at Pete's Family Style Restaurant. Having gained nationwide recognition on Fox News, Pete's culinary creations are a delight to the senses. The exceptional service, mouthwatering menu, and homey ambiance will transport you to a gastronomic wonderland. Head to Flying Riger for authentic Chinese dishes, from shrimp lo mein to Szechuan chicken.
Sink your teeth into the most delectable dishes at Pink N Pig. With its warm service, enticing menu, and cozy atmosphere, this charming restaurant offers a dining experience that will linger in your memory.
Wrap your hands around a comforting cup of joe at Buggy Town Coffee. From the inviting aroma of freshly brewed coffee that greets you at the door to the quiet nooks perfect for unwinding, this café offers a cozy retreat for coffee lovers and relaxation seekers alike.

Things to Do

For a uniquely Carthage experience, mark your calendar for The Buggy Festival. This annual event celebrates the town's rich history in horse-drawn transportation, featuring a delightful parade, live music, arts and crafts, and more. It's a wonderful opportunity to mingle with locals and immerse yourself in the town's heritage.
Carthage isn't just about quaint charm and rural tranquility. When the sun goes down, the fun continues with vibrant local events, friendly neighborhood gatherings, and some of the best stargazing you could wish for.

Overview for Carthage, NC

2,672 people live in Carthage, where the median age is 40.5 and the average individual income is $28,248. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

40.5 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Carthage, NC

Carthage has 1,074 households, with an average household size of 2.38. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Carthage do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,672 people call Carthage home. The population density is 402.04 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.31 / 52.69%

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Schools in Carthage, NC

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The following schools are within or nearby Carthage. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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6th - 8th
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9th - 12th
The Community Learning Center @ Pinckney
7th - 12th
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