Profile for Carlisle, Massachusetts, MA
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Carlisle is a town in Middlesex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community was named after town in Scotland
The latitude of Carlisle is 42.529N. The longitude is -71.35W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 285 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,717.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Carlisle demographic reports
About one-fourth of the town is protected conservation land. A cranberry bog is located within the town limits
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.2 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Great Brook State Farm Park, Brook State Farm Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
...the road runs up to Carlisle, city of the woods, which, if it is less civil, is the more natural. It does well hold the earth together. It gets laughed at because it is a small town, I know, but nevertheless it is a place where great men may be born any day, for fair winds and foul blow right on over it without distinction. It has a meeting-house and horse-sheds, a tavern and blacksmith's shop, for centre, and a good deal of woods to cut and cord yet.
-- A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
Henry David Thoreau
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Ancestry & family history
11% of Carlisle residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carlisle ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carlisle was $59,559, compared with $21,587 nationally.
83% of Carlisle residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Carlisle, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,289. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,570.
Libraries in Carlisle include Gleason Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Carlisle include Concord Journal
The average commute time for Carlisle workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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“ ...the road runs up to Carlisle, city of the woods, which, if it is less civil, is the more natural. It does well hold the earth together. It gets laughed at because it is a small town, I know, but nevertheless it is a place where great men may be born any day, for fair winds and foul blow right on over it without distinction. It has a meeting-house and horse-sheds, a tavern and blacksmith's shop, for centre, and a good deal of woods to cut and cord yet.
~ A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
Henry David Thoreau
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