Carlisle, PA

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Population

19,113

0.521% growth

Median Age

32.7


Median Household Income

$50,550

7.62% growth

Poverty Rate

17.1%


Number of Employees

9,052

0.233% growth

Median Property Value

$176,800

5.3% growth

About

In 2017, Carlisle, PA had a population of 19.1k people with a median age of 32.7 and a median household income of $50,550. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Carlisle, PA grew from 19,014 to 19,113, a 0.521% increase and its median household income grew from $46,971 to $50,550, a 7.62% increase.

The population of Carlisle, PA is 78.9% White Alone, 7.86% Black or African American Alone, and 5.61% Hispanic or Latino. 10.5% of the people in Carlisle, PA speak a non-English language, and 96.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Carlisle, PA are Dickinson College (612 degrees awarded in 2016) and Pennsylvania State University-Dickinson Law (34 degrees).

The median property value in Carlisle, PA is $176,800, and the homeownership rate is 45.1%. Most people in Carlisle, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18 minutes. The average car ownership in Carlisle, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Carlisle, PA employs 9.05k people. The largest industries in Carlisle, PA are Educational Services (1,464 people), Retail Trade (1,198 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,095 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($84,821), Finance & Insurance ($81,724), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,942).

Median household income in Carlisle, PA is $50,550. Males in Carlisle, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,502. The income inequality in Carlisle, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,550

2017 value

± $4,753

7.62%

1 Year Growth

± 10.2%

Households in Carlisle, PA have a median annual income of $50,550, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,971 in 2016, which represents a 7.62% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,039

Average Male Salary

± $1,040

$49,502

Average Female Salary

± $757

In 2017, full-time male employees in Carlisle, PA made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,450 ± $4,076

  2. White

    $51,412 ± $642

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $38,644 ± $21,965

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Carlisle, PA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Carlisle, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Pennsylvania across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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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 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carlisle, PA was Census Tract 124 with a value of $67,404, followed by Census Tract 120 and Census Tract 121, with respective values of $47,415 and $41,836.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carlisle, PA (2.85k out of 16.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,629 ± 284

  2. Black

    720 ± 223

  3. Two Or More

    397 ± 159

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

9.05k

2017 Value

± 642

0.233%

1 Year growth

± 10.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carlisle, PA grew at a rate of 0.233%, from 9.03k employees to 9.05k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carlisle, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,290 people), Management Occupations (915 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (810 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carlisle, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Carlisle, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,290 people), Management Occupations (915 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (810 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Carlisle, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.02 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.57 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Carlisle, PA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($100,556), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($83,182), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($80,729).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.05k

2017 Value

± 642

0.233%

1 Year growth

± 10.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carlisle, PA grew at a rate of 0.233%, from 9.03k employees to 9.05k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carlisle, PA, are Educational Services (1,464 people), Retail Trade (1,198 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,095 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Carlisle, PA, by number of employees, are Educational Services (1,464 people), Retail Trade (1,198 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,095 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Carlisle, PA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.53 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.75 times), and Public Administration (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Carlisle, PA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($84,821), Finance & Insurance ($81,724), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,942).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $83B

  2. $50.6B

  3. $49.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $83B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. with $50.6B and Pharmaceuticals and $49.7B.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$618B

2015 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

54.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $618B. This is expected to increase 54.4% to $954B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Pennsylvania trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $61B

  2. $57.7B

  3. $33.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $61B, followed by New Jersey with $57.7B and Ohio and $33.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.6% of the population of Carlisle, PA has health coverage, with 51.2% on employee plans, 15.4% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 2.97% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Carlisle, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Carlisle, PA see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,232 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1,228 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.38%

Uninsured

51.2%

Employer Coverage

15.4%

Medicaid

10.6%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

2.97%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carlisle, PA declined by 10.5% from 7.13% to 6.38%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Carlisle, PA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Carlisle, PA is home to a population of 19.1k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.01% of Carlisle, PA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Carlisle, PA is composed of 15.1k White Alone residents (78.9%), 1.5k Black or African American Alone residents (7.86%), 1.07k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.61%), 911 Two or More Races residents (4.77%), 518 Asian Alone residents (2.71%), 19 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0994%), 5 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0262%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Carlisle, PA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (555 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (270 speakers), and Gujarati (112 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.8

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Carlisle, PA was 32.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Carlisle, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Carlisle, PA residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.01%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.18%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 7.01% of Carlisle, PA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Carlisle, PA was 8.18%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    81,562 ± 6,989 people

  2. China

    63,036 ± 6,149 people

  3. Mexico

    54,918 ± 5,741 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Carlisle, PA was India, the natal country of 81,562 Carlisle, PA residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

96.2%

2017 Citizenship

95.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.2% of Carlisle, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Carlisle, PA was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    15.1k ± 529

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.5k ± 387

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.07k ± 380

In 2017, there were 10 times more White Alone residents (15.1k people) in Carlisle, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.5k Black or African American Alone and 1.07k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Carlisle, PA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    555 speakers (3.11%)

  2. Serbo-Croatian

    270 speakers (1.51%)

  3. Gujarati

    112 speakers (0.628%)

10.5% of Carlisle, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Carlisle, PA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.11% of the overall population of Carlisle, PA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.51% speak Serbo-Croatian and 0.628% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    420 ± 145

  2. Vietnam

    352 ± 118

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    190 ± 86

Carlisle, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Carlisle, PA awarded 646 degrees. The student population of Carlisle, PA is skewed towards women, with 1,102 male students and 1,502 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Carlisle, PA are White (482 and 82.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (33 and 5.63%), Black or African American (20 and 3.41%), and Two or More Races (20 and 3.41%).

The largest universities in Carlisle, PA by number of degrees awarded are Dickinson College (612 and 94.7%) and Pennsylvania State University-Dickinson Law (34 and 5.26%).

The most popular majors in Carlisle, PA are International Business, Trade, & Commerce (70 and 10.8%), General Psychology (50 and 7.74%), and General Economics (45 and 6.97%).

The median tuition costs in Carlisle, PA are $50,730 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 50 degrees awarded

  2. 45 degrees awarded

  3. 70 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Carlisle, PA was General Psychology with 50 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Carlisle, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 612 degrees awarded

  2. 34 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$50,730

Median Private

In 2016, the Carlisle, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dickinson College with 612 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

290

Degrees Awarded to Men

356

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 290 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Carlisle, PA, which is 0.815 times less than the 356 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    482 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    33 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    20 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Carlisle, PA were to White students. These 482 degrees mean that there were 14.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 33 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carlisle, PA was $176,800 in 2017, which is 0.813 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $167,900 to $176,800, a 5.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Carlisle, PA is 45.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Carlisle, PA have an average commute time of 18 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Carlisle, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,550

Median Household Income

± $4,753

7.48k

Number of Households

± 560

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.48k households in Carlisle, PA grew to $50,550 from the previous year's value of $46,971.

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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Housing

Property Value

$176,800

2017 Median

± $9,811

$167,900

2016 Median

± $6,869

In 2017, the median property value in Carlisle, PA grew to to $176,800 from the previous year's value of $167,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Carlisle, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carlisle, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Carlisle, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carlisle, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

45.1%

2017 Homeownership

45.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 45.1% of the housing units in Carlisle, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 45.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Carlisle, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Carlisle, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Carlisle, PA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

18 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carlisle, PA have a shorter commute time (18 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.75% of the workforce in Carlisle, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    66.8%

  2. Walked

    14.3%

  3. Carpooled

    9.72%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Carlisle, PA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Carpooled.

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