New Castle, Pennsylvania Population 2021

21,264
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New Castle is a city located in Lawrence County Pennsylvania. It is also the county seat of Lawrence County. With a 2020 population of 21,264, it is the 25th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 1767th largest city in the United States . New Castle is currently declining at a rate of -0.83% annually and its population has decreased by -8.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,273 in 2010. New Castle reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 9 miles, New Castle has a population density of 2,560 people per square mile.

The average household income in New Castle is $46,127 with a poverty rate of 25.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $676 per month, and the median house value is $61,900. The median age in New Castle is 41.2 years, 39.1 years for males, and 43.4 years for females.

New Castle Demographics

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

  • White: 83.08%
  • Black or African American: 10.80%
  • Two or more races: 5.21%
  • Other race: 0.70%
  • Asian: 0.21%
  • Native American: 0.01%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of New Castle, Pennsylvania is 21,264 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 21,618.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,273.

New Castle, Pennsylvania Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202184,280-616-0.73%
202084,896-616-0.73%
201985,512-616-0.72%
201886,128-418-0.49%
201786,546-779-0.90%
201687,325-797-0.91%
201588,122-522-0.59%
201488,644-614-0.69%
201389,258-625-0.70%
201289,883-639-0.71%
201190,522-496-0.55%
201091,0180.00%

New Castle Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,27083.08%
Black or African American2,37410.80%
Two or More Races1,1455.21%
Some Other Race1530.70%
Asian460.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.01%
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New Castle Population by Race

New Castle Population Pyramid $2021

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New Castle Median Age

41.2


Total

39.1


Male

43.4


Female

New Castle Adults

There are 17,254 adults, (4,234 of whom are seniors) in New Castle.

New Castle Age Dependency

68.9

Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Child Dependency Ratio

New Castle Sex Ratio

Female

11,501

52.30%

Male

10,490

47.70%

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
Female39.4%60.6%
Non Family44.7%55.3%
All56.3%43.7%
Male56.5%43.5%
Married80.5%19.5%

56.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

New Castle Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,5802.1956.3
Non Family3,9911.1544.7
Married3,0992.9380.5
Female1,7152.8639.4
Male7753.1556.5

2.81

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

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New Castle Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4843.09%
9th to 12th Grade1,3228.44%
High School Graduate7,34846.91%
Some College2,84018.13%
Associates Degree1,2598.04%
Bachelors Degree1,75211.18%
Graduate Degree6604.21%
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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
White13,42111,9392,117
Black1,5271,361206
Hispanic38728433
2+ Races28523048
Other Race10195
Asian46468
Native American3

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 17.39%.

New Castle Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,025$31,261$22,496
Less Than 9th Grade$16,750$18,773$7,361
High School Graduate$23,368$27,857$18,228
Some College$28,904$39,085$25,156
Bachelors Degree$39,215$39,839$38,909
Graduate Degree$61,875$82,000$55,486

$27,025

Average Earnings

$31,261

Average Male

$22,496

Average Female

New Castle Earnings by Educational Attainment

New Castle Language by Age

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New Castle Language

94.75% of New Castle residents speak only English, while 5.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.69% of the population.

New Castle Language

New Castle Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,2173,90522.68%
Black2,24487839.13%
Multiple1,10942338.14%
Hispanic60724941.02%
Other1274636.22%
Native33100.00%

25.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.94%

Male Poverty Rate

28.23%

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 22.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.34%.

New Castle Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.59%
High School23.76%
Some College20.04%
Bachelors or Greater7.21%

New Castle Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed56.56%
Male Unemployed37.61%
Female Employed18.24%
Male Employed9.67%

New Castle Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

New Castle Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,133$46,127
Families$45,662$57,354
Married Families$60,039-
Non Families$19,444$28,290
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Income by Household Type

New Castle Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.8%

Male Marriage Rate

34.7%

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 55-64.

New Castle Marital Status by Race

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New Castle Marital Status

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1,571

Number of Veterans

1,419

Male Veterans

152

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam591
Second Gulf War296
Korea152
First Gulf War149
World War II99

New Castle Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74425
75+363
35 to 54286
55 to 64276
18 to 34221

New Castle Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3559.05%
Black1659.84%
2+ Races408.95%
Hispanic357.74%
Other Race1110.89%

New Castle Veterans by Race

New Castle Veterans by Education

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9.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

New Castle Veterans by Education

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56.6%

Labor Force Participation

50.4%

Employment Rate

10.9%

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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81.03%

Born in New Castle

98.17%

Native Born

1.83%

Foreign Born

0.93%

Non Citizen

0.90%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.17% of New Castle residents were born in the United States, with 81.03% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

New Castle Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202121,264-177-0.83%
202021,441-177-0.82%
201921,618-177-0.81%
201821,795-160-0.73%
201721,955-245-1.10%
201622,200-229-1.02%
201522,429-152-0.67%
201422,581-170-0.75%
201322,751-153-0.67%
201222,904-153-0.66%
201123,057-186-0.80%
201023,243-3,066-1.23%
200026,309-2,025-0.74%
199028,334-5,287-1.70%
198033,621-4,938-1.36%
197038,559-6,231-1.49%
196044,790-4,044-0.86%
195048,8341,1960.25%
194047,638-1,036-0.21%
193048,6743,7360.80%
192044,9388,6582.16%
191036,2807,9412.50%
190028,33916,7399.34%
189011,6003,1823.26%
18808,4182,2543.17%
18706,1640.00%

New Castle Population by Year