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Carlisle, Kentucky - Basic Facts

Carlisle is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Carlisle.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Nicholas County at latitude 38.312 and longitude -84.0274. Nicholas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 863 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Carlisle (see map) encompass a land area of 1.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Carlisle, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,995
Population in Households 1,955
Population in Familes 1,568
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density1 1,506
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 884
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 578
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,035 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 574 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 310 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 151 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $83,284
Average Home Value $99,045


Median Household Income $33,745
Average Household Income $42,271
Per Capita Income $17,548
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.18% -0.14%
Households -0.21% -0.2%
Families 1.35% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   1.16%
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, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carlisle to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 164 69th
Population Density1 # 157 70th
Diversity Index2 # 368 30th
Median Household Income # 349 34th
Per Capita Income # 377 28th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.