Carlisle has the 1587th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.5% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Carlisle is part of the Harrisburg metro area. Unemployment in the Harrisburg area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting worse. Harrisburg has the 78th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Carlisle is below average at $46,520, and the median cost of a home in Carlisle is $166,100, which is below the national average. 34% of workers in Carlisle hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 90% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Carlisle. 81% of Carlisle workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Carlisle spend an average of 17 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.