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Carlisle, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Carlisle had a population of 4,273 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Carlisle, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,273
Population in Households 4,208
Population in Familes 3,563
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density2 768
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $68,832
Average Household Income $78,620
Per Capita Income $30,137


Total Housing Units 1,695 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,276 (75.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 362 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $166,568
Average Home Value $210,423


Total Households 1,638
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 1,183
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.19% 1.41%
Households 1.29% 1.48%
Families 1.39% 1.38%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

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, 2018 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 # 95 91st
Population Density # 445 56th
Diversity Index # 322 68th
Median Household Income # 138 86th
Per Capita Income # 397 61st

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