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New Castle, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of New Castle had a population of 22,399 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.0037 and longitude -80.347 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Castle 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for New Castle: Newcastle.

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New Castle, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

New Castle, PA Housing Affordability Index is 192
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

New Castle, PA Wealth Index is 43
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 22,399
Population in Households 21,656
Population in Familes 16,370
Population in Group Qrtrs 743
Population Density 2,696
Diversity Index1 36
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,735
Average Household Income $48,104
Per Capita Income $20,399
Wealth Index3 43

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 11,203 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,933 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,539 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,731 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $68,299
Housing Affordability Index2 192
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 9,472
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 5,515
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.41% -0.5%
Households -0.33% -0.46%
Families -0.53% -0.59%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

New Castle, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Castle to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 27 99th
Population Density # 499 72nd
Diversity Index # 257 86th
Median Household Income # 1690 4th
Per Capita Income # 1638 7th

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