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Living In Carthage, IL

Carthage is a small town in Illinois with just over 2,000 residents. Retirees are a frequent sight, as they make up 23% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the town's residents, with an average age of just under 44, are older than most cities in Illinois. Just 26% of residents rent in Carthage, as most own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $552 per month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Illinois. Over the course of a year, renters in Carthage will save around $6,000 compared to the state average.

With an average commute time of about 24 minutes, outperforming most cities in Illinois, Carthage residents find that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Many residents (43%) drive their car to work, while public transit isn't used. A small percentage of residents walk to work.

Compared to the national average (5%), Carthage has a large number of residents older than 25 who possess an Associate's degree (8%). Further, 20% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. There are two primary industries in Carthage: healthcare and retail. Combined, these industries account for 18% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 7% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the town. With an average annual income of just under $60K, Carthage workers earn less than the average Illinois resident. Carthage's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).

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