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Carlisle, PA Real Estate and Homes for Sale

Carlisle Overview

Carlisle, a borough in South Central Pennsylvania, has been dubbed a treasured historic community. In 2010, Forbes magazine called Carlisle and neighboring Harrisburg the second best place to raise a family. Families who call Carlisle home were not surprised by Forbes’ announcement. Purchasing one of the homes for sale in Carlisle means you'll be purchasing a heritage dating before the American Revolution. Carlisle home owners are offered a strong economic base and 18 public parks with biking, hiking, tennis, basketball and a community center.

Discover more about living in Carlisle or to find a Carlisle home for sale, contact Prudential Homesale Services Group.

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Carlisle PA Real Estate Information


According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the population of Carlisle was 17,970. More than 7,500 households have put down roots in Carlisle and approximately one quarter of the households has children ages 18 and younger. The 2010 U.S. Census said Carlisle and its suburbs in neighboring townships of South Central Pennsylvania had a population of 37,695. The median income for a household in the borough of Carlisle is $33,969 and the median income for a family was $46,588, according to the 2000 U.S. Census.

Carlisle is approximately 20 miles from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the state capital. The borough is located 69 miles northwest of Baltimore and 108 miles from Philadelphia.

Carlisle Employment and Economy

The county seat of Cumberland County, Carlisle is strategically located at the intersection of two major federal Interstate highways, Interstate 76 and Interstate 81. This crossroad makes Carlisle a desirable location for major corporations, including Giant Eagle Supermarket headquarters, Carlisle Tire and Rubber Company, Masland Carpets and Frog Switch Manufacturing.

Carlisle Schools

Called the Carlisle Way, the Carlisle Area School District is committed to providing all of its students with educational and leadership opportunities. The district’s mission includes developing a student’s full social and intellectual potential so they will accept and meet the challenges of personal responsibility so they will become contributors of a diverse society.

Carlisle offers many enrichment opportunities for families, including Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, a school and performing company known for its internationally recognized alumni.

Prudential Homesale Services Group for Carisle Homes and Real Estate

To learn more about the living in Carlisle or to located a home in the local area, contact Prudential Homesale Services Group

Cumberland County Demographic Information

2010 to 2012 Changeup 1.4%
2010 Count235,406
2012 Estimate238,614
2010 Estimate235,408
Age Distribution (Years Old)
0 to 45.2%
5 to 1720.2%
18 to 6458.3%
65 and Older16.3%
White (not Hispanic)88.7%
Native American0.2%
Native Hawaiian0.0%
Place of Birth
High School Graduate, Age 25+91.1%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+32.5%
English is Second Language, Age 5+8.0%
English is First Language, Age 5+92.0%
Per Capita Income$30,958
Median Household Income$60,832
People in Poverty7.1%
Average Work Commute Time22 minutes
Total Housing Units101,122
Average Household Size2.33
Owner-Occupied Median Value$179,400
Building Permits
New Private Housing Issued 20121,034
Years at Residence
1 Year or More84.3%
Less Than 1 Year15.7%
Business and Employment
Private non-farm Establishments5,709
Private non-farm Employment113,311
Private non-farm Employment Growthup 1.5%
Nonemployer Establishments14,448
Number of Firms19,279
Business Ownership by Ethnicity and Gender
Native American0.0%
Native Hawaiian0.0%
Business Production
Value of Shipments$3,472,636,000
Wholesale Trade$3,657,759,000
Retail Trade$3,684,912,000
Accommodation and Food Services$16,179
Sales Per Capita$402,745,000
Land Area545.46 sq. miles
Population Per Square Mile432

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