Carlisle, Indiana

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Carlisle is a town in Haddon Township, Sullivan County, Indiana, United States. The population was 2,660 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area. Carlisle is home to the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility.


Carlisle is located at 38°57′44″N 87°24′2″W / 38.96222°N 87.40056°W / 38.96222; -87.40056 (38.962240, -87.400691)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,660 people, 286 households, and 193 families residing in the town. The population density was 4,953.5 people per square mile (1,901.9/km²). There were 322 housing units at an average density of 599.6/sq mi (230.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town, including prison population, was 63.68% White, 32.26% African American, 0.90% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 1.58% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.14% of the population.

There were 286 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 7.0% under the age of 18, 17.9% from 18 to 24, 53.9% from 25 to 44, 16.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 603.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 756.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,875, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $28,207 versus $20,682 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,822. About 12.0% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

(Note that many of the above demographic figures are wildly misleading, in that they include the prison population. The non-prison population is approximately 500 people.)


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