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New Castle, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of New Castle had a population of 22,717 as of July 1, 2016. New Castle ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for New Castle is located at latitude 40.9956 and longitude -80.3458 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Castle (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Lawrence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 846 feet.

The City of New Castle (GNIS ID: 1215356) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New Castle population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for New Castle: Newcastle.


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New Castle, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 22,717
Population in Households 21,974
Population in Familes 16,715
Population in Group Qrtrs 743
Population Density1 2,735
Diversity Index2 35
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 9,691
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 5,692
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 11,362 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,637 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,054 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,671 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $61,637
Average Home Value $71,541
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $34,974
Average Household Income $45,746
Per Capita Income $19,877
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.39% -0.44%
Households -0.12% -0.28%
Families -0.28% -0.38%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

New Castle, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Castle to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 25 99th
Population Density1 # 492 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 221 87th
Median Household Income # 1612 9th
Per Capita Income # 1566 11th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.