Carlisle, PA

Census Place

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2022 Population
20,846
4.92% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
32.4
7.16% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
18.9%
22.1% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$55,756
7.02% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$208,900
12% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
10,529
3.54% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Carlisle, PA had a population of 20.8k people with a median age of 32.4 and a median household income of $55,756. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Carlisle, PA grew from 19,869 to 20,846, a 4.92% increase and its median household income grew from $52,098 to $55,756, a 7.02% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Carlisle, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.05%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.41%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.84%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.51%).

None of the households in Carlisle, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.9% of the residents in Carlisle, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Carlisle, PA are Dickinson College (640 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Carlisle, PA was $208,900, and the homeownership rate was 47.7%.

Most people in Carlisle, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Carlisle, PA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Carlisle, PA is home to a population of 20.8k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.3% of Carlisle, PA residents were born outside of the country (1.52k people).

In 2022, there were 11.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.3k people) in Carlisle, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.47k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 711 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.9%
2022 Citizenship
96.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.9% of Carlisle, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Carlisle, PA was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Carlisle, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.3k ± 784
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.47k ± 577
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    711 ± 356
8.75%
Hispanic Population
1.82k people

In 2022, there were 11.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.3k people) in Carlisle, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.47k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 711 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.75% of the people in Carlisle, PA are hispanic (1.82k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    99,082 ± 7,698 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    90,229 ± 7,349 people
  3. China
    69,880 ± 6,473 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 99,082 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 90,229 and China with 69,880.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.52k people
7.02%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.39k people

As of 2022, 7.3% of Carlisle, PA residents (1.52k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Carlisle, PA was 7.02%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    350 ± 141
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    209 ± 101
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    106 ± 63

Carlisle, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Carlisle, PA employs 10.5k people. The largest industries in Carlisle, PA are Educational Services (1,751 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,404 people), and Retail Trade (1,225 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($75,000), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,618), and Educational Services ($54,738).

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,610. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

10.5k
2022 Value
± 835
3.54%
1 Year growth
± 10.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Carlisle, PA grew at a rate of 3.54%, from 10.2k employees to 10.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carlisle, PA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,210 people), Sales & Related Occupations (945 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (927 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carlisle, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.5k
2022 Value
± 835
3.54%
1 Year growth
± 10.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Carlisle, PA grew at a rate of 3.54%, from 10.2k employees to 10.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carlisle, PA, are Educational Services (1,751 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,404 people), and Retail Trade (1,225 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carlisle, PA, though some of these residents may live in Carlisle, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,848
Median earning men ± $6,662
$32,635
Median earning women ± $5,830

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($90,147), Construction ($63,125), and Public Administration ($62,419).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($48,346), Wholesale Trade ($45,230), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($41,775).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 2.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 18.1%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pennsylvania went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Pennsylvania have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Carlisle, PA awarded 640 degrees. The student population of Carlisle, PA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 888 male students and 1,249 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Carlisle, PA are White (394 and 73.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (56 and 10.4%), Black or African American (36 and 6.68%), and Asian (27 and 5.01%).

The largest universities in Carlisle, PA by number of degrees awarded are Dickinson College (640 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Carlisle, PA are International Business, Trade, & Commerce (66 and 10.3%), General Political Science & Government (49 and 7.66%), and General Psychology (44 and 6.88%).

The median tuition cost in Carlisle, PA for private four year colleges is $60,776.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Carlisle, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 34.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,137 (41.6% men and 58.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,137 students enrolled in Carlisle, PA, 41.6% men and 58.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,377 records, of which 58.4% were women and 41.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 44 degrees awarded
  2. 66 degrees awarded
  3. 49 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Carlisle, PA was General Psychology with 44 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
640 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dickinson College with 640 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 256 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Carlisle, PA, which is 0.667 times less than the 384 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 394 degrees mean that there were 7.04 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 56 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($60,776) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($550) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,324) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.733% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.743% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.5M), Bachelors Degree (1.98M), and Some college (1.83M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carlisle, PA was $208,900 in 2022, which is 0.741 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $186,600 to $208,900, a 12% increase. The homeownership rate in Carlisle, PA is 47.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Carlisle, PA have an average commute time of 17.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Carlisle, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Carlisle, PA is $55,756. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Carlisle, PA was Census Tract 124 with a value of $74,390, followed by Census Tract 120 and Census Tract 121, with respective values of $58,582 and $47,955.

Property

$208,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$19,553
$3,972
Median Property Taxes
±$460

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Rent vs Own

47.7%
Homeownership
2022
68.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 47.7% of the housing units in Carlisle, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 48.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 124
  2. Census Tract 120
  3. Census Tract 121

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carlisle, PA was Census Tract 124 with a value of $74,390, followed by Census Tract 120 and Census Tract 121, with respective values of $58,582 and $47,955.

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Household Income

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$55,756
Median Household Income
± $3,912
8.33k
Number of Households
± 715

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.33k households in Carlisle, PA grew to $55,756 from the previous year's value of $52,098.

The following chart displays the households in Carlisle, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Carlisle, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2022, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.123% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (68.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.8%)
  3. Walked (10.1%)

In 2022, 68.9% of workers in Carlisle, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.8%) and those who walked to work (10.1%).

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Commute Time

17.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carlisle, PA have a shorter commute time (17.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.102% of the workforce in Carlisle, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

18.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carlisle, PA (3.41k out of 18k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carlisle, PA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.6% of the population of Carlisle, PA has health coverage, with 53.3% on employee plans, 18.7% on Medicaid, 9.69% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 1.73% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cumberland County, PA see 1121 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.17% increase from the previous year (1108 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1383 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 459 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,121 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cumberland County, PA

Primary care physicians in Cumberland County, PA see an average of 1,121 patients per year. This represents a 1.17% increase from the previous year (1,108 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cumberland County, PA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.1% under 18 years, 28.5% between 18 and 34 years, 30.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.41%
Uninsured
53.3%
Employer Coverage
18.7%
Medicaid
9.69%
Medicare
13.2%
Non-Group
1.73%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carlisle, PA declined by 22.5% from 4.4% to 3.41%.

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