Carlisle, New York

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Carlisle is a town in northern Schoharie County, New York, United States. The population was 1,758 at the 2000 census.[1]



The town was first settled around 1760.

The town of Carlisle was established in 1807 from the towns of Cobleskill and Sharon. Some claim the town is named after Carlisle Pierce, a resident of the town, while others claim it is named after a city in England.

Manufacturing plows was a town industry in the 19th Century.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 34.2 square miles (88.7 km²), of which, 34.2 square miles (88.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.26%) is water.

The north town line is the border of Montgomery County, southwest of Amsterdam. .

US Route 20, Cherry Valley Turnpike, is an east-west highway across the town. New York State Route 162 crosses the northeast corner of Carlisle.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,758 people, 628 households, and 476 families residing in the town. The population density was 51.5 people per square mile (19.9/km²). There were 728 housing units at an average density of 21.3/sq mi (8.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.61% White, 0.40% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.33% of the population.

There were 628 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.16.

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