New Castle, Indiana Population 2020

17,184

New Castle is a city located in Indiana. With a 2020 population of 17,184, it is the 50th largest city in Indiana and the 2087th largest city in the United States. New Castle is currently declining at a rate of -0.24% annually and its population has decreased by -5.13% 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 2,337 people per square mile.

The average household income in New Castle is $46,634 with a poverty rate of 21.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $679 per month, and the median house value is $72,300. The median age in New Castle is 40.8 years, 37.2 years for males, and 43.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.4 males.

New Castle Demographics

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

  • White: 95.17%
  • Black or African American: 2.27%
  • Two or more races: 1.32%
  • Asian: 0.67%
  • Other race: 0.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
  • Native American: 0.08%
The current population of New Castle, Indiana is 17,184, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,268.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,114.

New Castle, Indiana Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202048,319240.05%
201948,295240.05%
201848,271240.05%
201748,247-101-0.21%
201648,348-313-0.65%
201548,661-228-0.47%
201448,889420.09%
201348,847-264-0.54%
201249,111-101-0.21%
201149,212-318-0.65%
201049,5300.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,56195.17%
Black or African American3952.27%
Two or More Races2291.32%
Asian1160.67%
Some Other Race660.38%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander210.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native140.08%

New Castle Population Pyramid 2020

New Castle Median Age

40.8


Total

37.2


Male

43.9


Female

New Castle Adults

There are 13,486 adults, (3,177 of whom are seniors) in New Castle.

New Castle Age Dependency

68.8

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

New Castle Sex Ratio

Female

8,999

51.71%

Male

8,403

48.29%

New Castle Households and Families

New Castle Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

New Castle Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.3%23.7%
All60%40%
Non Family53%47%
Female48.4%51.6%
Male33.3%66.7%

60.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,3082.3260
Non Family3,0121.2153
Married2,7803.1576.3
Female1,0833.0848.4
Male4332.8633.3

2.98

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

9.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

New Castle Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3943.29%
9th to 12th Grade9868.24%
High School Graduate5,49745.94%
Some College2,54921.30%
Associates Degree8066.74%
Bachelors Degree1,24810.43%
Graduate Degree4864.06%

New Castle Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,36310,0801,687
Black2692525
Hispanic16813414
Multiple Races746010
Asian693718
Other Race665314
Native American1414
Islander99

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 asian people with a rate of 26.09%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,148$36,482$26,324
Less Than High School$14,145$20,139$10,284
High School Grad$28,104$31,347$22,397
Some College$30,874$36,361$27,639
Bachelors Degree$40,927$49,926$34,493
Graduate Degree$46,838$66,167$43,939

$31,148

Average Earnings

$36,482

Average Male

$26,324

Average Female

New Castle Language

New Castle Language by Age

New Castle Language

98.59% of New Castle residents speak only English, while 1.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.83% of the population.

New Castle Poverty

New Castle Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,0163,31320.69%
Multiple19811759.09%
Black35210930.97%
Hispanic2939933.79%
Asian1094944.95%
Native1417.14%

21.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.04%

Male Poverty Rate

22.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in New Castle

The race most likely to be in poverty in New Castle is Multiple, with 59.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in New Castle is Native, with 7.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.84%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.20%
High School21.82%
Some College15.54%
Bachelors or Greater1.73%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed73.08%
Male Unemployed48.16%
Female Employed11.69%
Male Employed8.82%

New Castle Income

New Castle Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,467$46,634
Families$46,713$54,356
Married Families$61,598-
Non Families$24,766$33,276

New Castle Marital Status

New Castle Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.0%

Male Marriage Rate

38.3%

Female Marriage Rate

New Castle Married by Age and Sex

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

New Castle Veterans

1,118

Number of Veterans

1,052

Male Veterans

66

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam361
First Gulf War284
Second Gulf War78
Korea67
World War II60
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54384
65 to 74321
75+218
55 to 64186
18 to 349
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0828.41%
Black3610.03%
Hispanic84.47%

$New Castle Veterans by Education

8.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

New Castle Employment Status

53.1%

Labor Force Participation

48.7%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

New Castle Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

78.38%

Born in Indiana

99.25%

Native Born

0.75%

Foreign Born

0.36%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.25% of New Castle residents were born in the United States, with 78.38% having been born in Indiana. 0.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202017,184-42-0.24%
201917,226-42-0.24%
201817,268-41-0.24%
201717,309-42-0.24%
201617,351-137-0.78%
201517,488-96-0.55%
201417,584-19-0.11%
201317,603-119-0.67%
201217,722-241-1.34%
201117,963-160-0.88%
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%