New Castle, Indiana Population 2021

16,891
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New Castle is a city located in Henry County Indiana. It is also the county seat of Henry County. With a 2020 population of 16,891, it is the 51st largest city in Indiana and the 2134th largest city in the United States . New Castle is currently declining at a rate of -0.65% annually and its population has decreased by -6.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,114 in 2010. New Castle reached it's highest population of 21,215 in 1970. Spanning over 7 miles, New Castle has a population density of 2,298 people per square mile.

The average household income in New Castle is $48,154 with a poverty rate of 22.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $707 per month, and the median house value is $73,300. The median age in New Castle is 40.1 years, 37 years for males, and 42.7 years for females.

New Castle Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of New Castle was:

  • White: 95.09%
  • Black or African American: 2.72%
  • Two or more races: 1.49%
  • Other race: 0.50%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
  • Asian: 0.04%
  • Native American: 0.03%
The current population of New Castle, Indiana is 16,891 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,224.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,114.

New Castle, Indiana Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202147,654-159-0.33%
202047,813-159-0.33%
201947,972-159-0.33%
201848,131-39-0.08%
201748,170-175-0.36%
201648,345-310-0.64%
201548,655-231-0.47%
201448,886430.09%
201348,843-269-0.55%
201249,112-104-0.21%
201149,216-314-0.64%
201049,5300.00%

New Castle Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,43895.09%
Black or African American4712.72%
Two or More Races2581.49%
Some Other Race860.50%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander210.12%
Asian70.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.03%
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New Castle Population by Race

New Castle Population Pyramid $2021

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New Castle Median Age

40.1


Total

37


Male

42.7


Female

New Castle Adults

There are 13,181 adults, (3,137 of whom are seniors) in New Castle.

New Castle Age Dependency

72.1

Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

New Castle Sex Ratio

Female

8,911

51.55%

Male

8,376

48.45%

New Castle Population by Age

New Castle Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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New Castle Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.1%23.9%
All59.6%40.4%
Non Family55.2%44.8%
Female41.7%58.3%
Male30.9%69.1%

59.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

New Castle Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,1702.3559.6
Non Family2,9871.1855.2
Married2,6963.2976.1
Female1,0313.0541.7
Male4562.8430.9

3.08

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

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New Castle Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4573.91%
9th to 12th Grade9638.24%
High School Graduate5,45946.73%
Some College2,36320.23%
Associates Degree8076.91%
Bachelors Degree1,1459.80%
Graduate Degree4884.18%
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New Castle Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

New Castle Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,1709,8261,615
Black285233
Hispanic13511310
2+ Races78698
Other Race363610
Islander88
Asian77
Native American66

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 27.78%.

New Castle Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,463$37,493$27,710
Less Than 9th Grade$15,614$30,192$12,333
High School Graduate$30,184$31,767$25,838
Some College$31,002$35,586$28,068
Bachelors Degree$44,515$56,759$35,625
Graduate Degree$50,972$66,094$48,750

$32,463

Average Earnings

$37,493

Average Male

$27,710

Average Female

New Castle Earnings by Educational Attainment

New Castle Language by Age

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New Castle Language

98.78% of New Castle residents speak only English, while 1.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.67% of the population.

New Castle Language

New Castle Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,9153,31420.82%
Black42319044.92%
Hispanic32718556.57%
Multiple22810546.05%
Other865058.14%
Native66100.00%

22.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.97%

Male Poverty Rate

23.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in New Castle

The race most likely to be in poverty in New Castle is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in New Castle is White, with 20.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.88%.

New Castle Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.40%
High School22.71%
Some College15.88%
Bachelors or Greater3.31%

New Castle Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed79.65%
Male Unemployed54.01%
Female Employed14.38%
Male Employed7.30%

New Castle Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

New Castle Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,545$48,154
Families$47,185$55,888
Married Families$61,887-
Non Families$26,275$34,886
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Income by Household Type

New Castle Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.3%

Male Marriage Rate

38.1%

Female Marriage Rate

New Castle Married by Age and Sex

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New Castle Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

New Castle Marital Status by Race

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New Castle Marital Status

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1,083

Number of Veterans

1,005

Male Veterans

78

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam362
First Gulf War175
Second Gulf War107
World War II62
Korea60

New Castle Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74325
35 to 54257
55 to 64235
75+213
18 to 3453

New Castle Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0548.39%
Black214.85%
Hispanic126.42%
2+ Races56.41%
Native American350.00%

New Castle Veterans by Race

New Castle Veterans by Education

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8.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

New Castle Veterans by Education

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52.3%

Labor Force Participation

48.6%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

New Castle Employment by Age

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New Castle Employment by Race

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New Castle Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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80.22%

Born in New Castle

99.77%

Native Born

0.23%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.77% of New Castle residents were born in the United States, with 80.22% having been born in Indiana. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

New Castle Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202116,891-111-0.65%
202017,002-111-0.65%
201917,113-111-0.64%
201817,224-62-0.36%
201717,286-68-0.39%
201617,354-133-0.76%
201517,487-98-0.56%
201417,585-18-0.10%
201317,603-122-0.69%
201217,725-240-1.34%
201117,965-158-0.87%
201018,1233430.19%
200017,780270.02%
199017,753-2,303-1.21%
198020,056-1,159-0.56%
197021,2158660.42%
196020,3492,0781.08%
195018,2711,6510.95%
194016,6202,5931.71%
193014,027-431-0.30%
192014,4585,0124.35%
19109,4466,04010.74%
19003,4067092.36%
18902,6970.00%

New Castle Population by Year