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Welcome to Carlisle ...

Carlisle is located in Cumberland County<1> and is the County Seat for Cumberland County.

When the people of Carlisle refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Carlisler<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Carlisle has a population of 19,198 people<3> (see below for details).

Carlisle is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Carlisle lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Carlisle lies within the (717) area code.

The ZIP code for Carlisle: 17013<5>

Websites for Carlisle ...

Official Website:   www.carlislepa.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.carlislechamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Carlisle had an population of 19,198 people. This is an increase of 2.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.83% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Carlisle had a population of 18,682 people (or 7.94% of the total population of Cumberland County). This makes Carlisle the county's most populous community.

The population of Carlisle represents 0.15% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 31st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,682 people, the population of Carlisle increased 3.96% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 17,970 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Carlisle.

Communities Also Named Carlisle ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 37 communities that are also named Carlisle - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), South Carolina (3), Tennessee, Texas (3), Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Carlisle.

Communities near Carlisle ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Carlisle.

  • Harrisburg [Dauphin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
    • Harrisburg [Dauphin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Carlisle
    • Estimated population in 2019: 49,271 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg<7>
  • Mechanicsburg [Cumberland County]
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    • Mechanicsburg [Cumberland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Carlisle
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,990 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mechanicsburg<7>
  • Camp Hill [Cumberland County]
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    • Camp Hill [Cumberland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Carlisle
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,905 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Hill<7>
  • New Cumberland [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Cumberland
    • New Cumberland [Cumberland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Carlisle
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,288 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Cumberland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Cumberland<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Steelton [Dauphin County]
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      • Steelton [Dauphin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Carlisle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,962 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steelton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steelton<7>
    • Shippensburg [Cumberland County]
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      • Shippensburg [Cumberland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Carlisle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,565 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shippensburg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shippensburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shippensburg<7>
    • Lemoyne [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lemoyne
      • Lemoyne [Cumberland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Carlisle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,634 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lemoyne have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lemoyne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lemoyne<7>
    • Wormleysburg [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wormleysburg
      • Wormleysburg [Cumberland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Carlisle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,054 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wormleysburg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wormleysburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wormleysburg<7>
    • Penbrook [Dauphin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penbrook
      • Penbrook [Dauphin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Carlisle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,985 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penbrook
    • Dillsburg [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillsburg
      • Dillsburg [York County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Carlisle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,582 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillsburg<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Carlisle. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Carlisle.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Carlisle. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Carlisle.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Carlisle. Our list includes 67 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Carlisle.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carlisle ...

Looking for more information about Carlisle? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Carlisle, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Carlisle.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Pennsylvania

About Cumberland County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Carlisle: www.carlislepa.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Cumberland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Carlisle refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Carlisle may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Carlisle.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carlisle - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Carlisle). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Carlisle or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Carlisle) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Carlisle. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Carlisle

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carlisle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2016, Longitude: -77.1892    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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