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Carlisle, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Carlisle had a population of 2,007 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Carlisle is located at latitude 38.3158 and longitude -84.0334 in Nicholas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carlisle (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nicholas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 863 feet.

The City of Carlisle (GNIS ID: 2403995) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Carlisle is located within Carlisle Division of Nicholas 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, 2015.

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Carlisle, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,007
Population in Households 1,967
Population in Familes 1,576
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density1 1,515
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 889
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 583
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,031 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 571 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 318 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 142 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $83,648
Average Home Value $98,778


Median Household Income $33,646
Average Household Income $43,307
Per Capita Income $18,018
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% 0.02%
Households -0.06% -0.02%
Families 1.26% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
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, 2015 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 # 165 69th
Population Density1 # 156 70th
Diversity Index2 # 364 31st
Median Household Income # 370 30th
Per Capita Income # 369 30th

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