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Carlisle, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Carlisle is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Lonoke County at latitude 34.7831 and longitude -91.7465. Lonoke County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 233 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Carlisle, but most people and references simply refer to it as Carlisle, Arkansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Carlisle indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Carlisle (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 2,384
Population in Households 2,350
Population in Familes 1,951
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density1 487
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 1,012
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 682
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,115 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 659 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 353 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $94,444
Average Home Value $119,470


Median Household Income $42,754
Average Household Income $51,311
Per Capita Income $21,346
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.76% 1.55%
Households 1.83% 1.55%
Families 2.94% 1.4%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carlisle to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas 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 # 123 77th
Population Density1 # 248 54th
Diversity Index2 # 281 48th
Median Household Income # 119 78th
Per Capita Income # 146 73rd

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