New Castle, Indiana Population 2024

17,185

New Castle is a city located in Henry County Indiana. New Castle has a 2024 population of 17,185. It is also the county seat of Henry County.New Castle is currently declining at a rate of -0.46% annually and its population has decreased by -1.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,398 in 2020.

The average household income in New Castle is $60,078 with a poverty rate of 19.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in New Castle is 41 years, 38.7 years for males, and 43.8 years for females.

New Castle Demographics

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

  • White: 90.16%
  • Black or African American: 4.57%
  • Two or more races: 3.71%
  • Asian: 0.81%
  • Other race: 0.74%
  • Native American: 0.01%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Indiana
Land Area (mi²)
7.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,337.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.22% (-213)
The current population of New Castle, Indiana is 17,185 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 17,398.

New Castle, Indiana Population 2024

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New Castle Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,70090.16%
Black or African American7954.57%
Two or more races6463.71%
Asian1410.81%
Other race1290.74%
Native American20.01%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

New Castle Population by Race

New Castle Population Pyramid 2024

New Castle Median Age

41

Total

38.7

Male

43.8

Female

New Castle Adults

There are 13,826 adults, (2,922 of whom are seniors) in New Castle.

New Castle Age Dependency

59.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

New Castle Sex Ratio

Female8,52048.93%
Male8,89351.07%

New Castle Population by Age

New Castle Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,2272.3562.637.4
Non Family2,9441.1555.844.2
Married2,7313.0979.620.4
Female8803.2849.450.6
Male6723.3540.659.4
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3.01

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

62.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

New Castle Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

New Castle Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

New Castle Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 60.4%.

New Castle Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,424

Average Earnings

$41,946

Average Male

$35,142

Average Female

New Castle Earnings by Educational Attainment

New Castle Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

New Castle Language

98.36% of New Castle residents speak only English, while 1.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.78% of the population.

New Castle Language

New Castle Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15,2002,61417.2%
Black76637048.3%
Multiple60121736.11%
Hispanic33411634.73%
Asian1332216.54%
Other1291914.73%
Native22100%
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19.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.88%

Male Poverty Rate

20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in New Castle

The race most likely to be in poverty in New Castle is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in New Castle is Other, with 14.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.59%.

New Castle Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.86%
High School19.2%
Some College14.97%
Bachelors or Greater5.19%
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New Castle Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed50.3%
Female Unemployed19.81%
Female Employed11.36%
Male Employed6.06%
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New Castle Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

New Castle Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

New Castle Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.9%

Male Marriage Rate

40.8%

Female Marriage Rate

New Castle Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

New Castle Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

New Castle Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,261

Number of Veterans

1,159

Male Veterans

102

Female Veterans

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New Castle Veterans by War

count

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New Castle Veterans by Age

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New Castle Veterans by Race

New Castle Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

New Castle Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.7%

Labor Force Participation

53.5%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

New Castle Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

New Castle Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

New Castle Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

77.83%

Born in New Castle

98.95%

Native Born

1.05%

Foreign Born

0.05%

Non Citizen

0.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.95% of New Castle residents were born in the United States, with 77.83% having been born in Indiana. 0.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

New Castle Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202916,785-80-0.47%
202816,865-80-0.47%
202716,945-80-0.47%
202617,025-80-0.47%
202517,105-80-0.47%
202417,185-80-0.46%
202317,265-80-0.46%
202217,345-80-0.46%
202117,425270.16%
202017,3982591.51%
201917,139-121-0.7%
201817,260-36-0.21%
201717,296-65-0.37%
201617,361-134-0.77%
201517,495-95-0.54%
201417,590-18-0.1%
201317,608-121-0.68%
201217,729-239-1.33%
201117,968-157-0.87%
201018,1253451.94%
200017,780270.15%
199017,753-2,303-11.48%
198020,056-1,159-5.46%
197021,2158664.26%
196020,3492,07811.37%
195018,2711,6519.93%
194016,6202,59318.49%
193014,027-431-2.98%
192014,4585,01253.06%
19109,4466,040177.33%
19003,40670926.29%
18902,697
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New Castle Population by Year