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Carlisle, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Carlisle had a population of 4,100 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Carlisle is located at latitude 41.5136 and longitude -93.4969 in Warren County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carlisle (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Warren County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 850 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Carlisle are located in Warren County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Polk County.

The City of Carlisle (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Carlisle is located within Township of Allen, a minor civil division (MCD) of Warren County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carlisle population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Carlisle, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,100
Population in Households 4,036
Population in Familes 3,445
Population in Group Qrtrs 64
Population Density1 737
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,566
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 1,136
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,616 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,231 (76.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 335 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $157,679
Average Home Value $205,986


Median Household Income $63,894
Average Household Income $77,176
Per Capita Income $29,553
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 0.89%
Households 0.97% 0.92%
Families 1.18% 0.81%
Median Household Income   3.4%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Carlisle, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carlisle to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 98 90th
Population Density1 # 462 54th
Diversity Index2 # 321 68th
Median Household Income # 142 86th
Per Capita Income # 293 71st

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