Carlisle is a city located in Nicholas County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Nicholas County. With a 2020 population of 2,109, it is the 159th largest city in Kentucky and the 10668th largest city in the United States. Carlisle is currently growing at a rate of 0.38% annually but its population has decreased by -13.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,443 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Carlisle has a population density of 1,588 people per square mile.
The average household income in Carlisle is $55,631 with a poverty rate of 28.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $638 per month, and the median house value is $77,700. The median age in Carlisle is 40 years, 39.4 years for males, and 40.8 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Carlislewas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 92.31%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 10.29%.
99.62% of Carlisle residents speak only English, while 0.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.25% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Carlisle is Black, with 38.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Carlisle is Multiple, with 18.87% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.46%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Carlisle
99.55% of Carlisle residents were born in the United States, with 89.93% having been born in Kentucky. 0.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.