New Castle, Pennsylvania Population 2020

21,357

New Castle is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 21,357, it is the 25th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 1756th largest city in the United States. New Castle is currently declining at a rate of -1.02% annually and its population has decreased by -8.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,273 in 2010. New Castle reached it's highest population of 48,834 in 1950. Spanning over 9 miles, New Castle has a population density of 2,571 people per square mile.

The average household income in New Castle is $46,560 with a poverty rate of 26.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $680 per month, and the median house value is $63,700. The median age in New Castle is 42.2 years, 39.5 years for males, and 44.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.1 males.

New Castle Demographics

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

  • White: 83.63%
  • Black or African American: 11.29%
  • Two or more races: 4.20%
  • Other race: 0.65%
  • Asian: 0.19%
  • Native American: 0.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of New Castle, Pennsylvania is 21,357, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 21,797.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,273.

New Castle, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202085,248-468-0.55%
201985,716-468-0.55%
201886,184-468-0.54%
201786,652-680-0.78%
201687,332-781-0.89%
201588,113-518-0.59%
201488,631-612-0.69%
201389,243-624-0.70%
201289,867-632-0.70%
201190,499-504-0.56%
201091,0030.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,55683.63%
Black or African American2,50511.29%
Two or More Races9314.20%
Some Other Race1450.65%
Asian430.19%
American Indian and Alaska Native80.04%

New Castle Population Pyramid 2020

New Castle Median Age

42.2


Total

39.5


Male

44.8


Female

New Castle Adults

There are 17,555 adults, (4,161 of whom are seniors) in New Castle.

New Castle Age Dependency

65.7

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Child Dependency Ratio

New Castle Sex Ratio

Female

11,488

51.78%

Male

10,700

48.22%

New Castle Households and Families

New Castle Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

New Castle Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.9%21.1%
All54.9%45.1%
Male52.8%47.2%
Non Family43.4%56.6%
Female39.4%60.6%

54.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,8172.1654.9
Non Family4,1201.1543.4
Married3,1692.9278.9
Female1,7562.8339.4
Male7722.9452.8

2.77

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

9.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

New Castle Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5023.18%
9th to 12th Grade1,3378.46%
High School Graduate7,13345.11%
Some College2,99618.95%
Associates Degree1,3458.51%
Bachelors Degree1,84111.64%
Graduate Degree6574.16%

New Castle Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,59812,0622,315
Black1,5491,373112
Hispanic32422520
Multiple Races21718944
Other Race121113
Asian43437
Native American8

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 multiple races people with a rate of 20.28%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,323$34,276$21,586
Less Than High School$12,200$17,542$6,607
High School Grad$24,391$31,186$17,551
Some College$29,186$39,292$25,472
Bachelors Degree$39,054$43,917$35,192
Graduate Degree$61,250$79,306$55,294

$27,323

Average Earnings

$34,276

Average Male

$21,586

Average Female

New Castle Language

New Castle Language by Age

New Castle Language

94.97% of New Castle residents speak only English, while 5.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.41% of the population.

New Castle Poverty

New Castle Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,4373,88822.30%
Black2,3881,11546.69%
Multiple87744951.20%
Hispanic56114626.02%
Other13810676.81%
Native88100.00%

26.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.12%

Male Poverty Rate

29.66%

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 22.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.55%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.05%
High School24.80%
Some College19.09%
Bachelors or Greater6.87%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed62.95%
Male Unemployed38.79%
Female Employed17.63%
Male Employed8.17%

New Castle Income

New Castle Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,451$46,560
Families$44,435$58,143
Married Families$60,900-
Non Families$19,410$28,234

New Castle Marital Status

New Castle Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.6%

Male Marriage Rate

34.9%

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 55-64.

New Castle Marital Status by Race

New Castle Veterans

1,649

Number of Veterans

1,470

Male Veterans

179

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam565
First Gulf War219
Second Gulf War199
Korea186
World War II104
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4119.24%
Black22712.86%
2 or More113.30%
Hispanic102.52%

$New Castle Veterans by Education

11.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

New Castle Employment Status

56.2%

Labor Force Participation

50.4%

Employment Rate

10.1%

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

80.42%

Born in Pennsylvania

98.08%

Native Born

1.92%

Foreign Born

0.90%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.08% of New Castle residents were born in the United States, with 80.42% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202021,357-220-1.02%
201921,577-220-1.01%
201821,797-175-0.80%
201721,972-220-0.99%
201622,192-226-1.01%
201522,418-150-0.66%
201422,568-170-0.75%
201322,738-154-0.67%
201222,892-150-0.65%
201123,042-188-0.81%
201023,230-3,079-1.24%
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%