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Carlisle, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Carlisle had a population of 4,192 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Carlisle, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,192
Daytime Population: Workers 1,128
Daytime Population: Residents 2,140
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,268
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 4,129
Population in Familes 3,518
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density2 754
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $65,538
Average Household Income $77,436
Per Capita Income $29,607


Total Housing Units 1,645 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,258 (76.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 340 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $164,640
Average Home Value $202,502


Total Households 1,599
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 1,156
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.09% 1.11%
Households 1.13% 1.14%
Families 1.26% 1.02%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

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, 2017 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 Density # 453 55th
Diversity Index # 334 67th
Median Household Income # 144 86th
Per Capita Income # 327 68th

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