Town Information


County: Cumberland

Population: 18,9275

Government: Borough Council

Motto: "Excellence in Community Service"

Website:, PA

Carlisle is the smaller principal city of the Harrisburg–Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry counties in South Central Pennsylvania. In 2010, Forbes rated Carlisle and Harrisburg the second-best place to raise a family. The U.S. Army War College, located at the Carlisle Barracks, caters to high-level military personnel and civilians and prepares them for strategic leadership responsibilities. Carlisle Barracks ranks among the oldest installations in the and the most senior military educational institution in the United States Army. Carlisle Barracks is home of the United States Army Military Heritage Museum. Carlisle also hosts Dickinson College and Penn State Dickinson School of Law.

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