New Castle, IN Profile: Facts & Data


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New Castle, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of New Castle had a population of 17,820 as of July 1, 2018. New Castle ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for New Castle is located at latitude 39.9198 and longitude -85.3701 in Henry County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Castle (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Henry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,063 feet.

The City of New Castle (GNIS ID: 2395191) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of New Castle is located within Township of Henry, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henry County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for New Castle: Newcastle.

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New Castle, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 17,820
Population in Households 17,276
Population in Familes 13,094
Population in Group Qrtrs 544
Population Density2 2,423
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $36,780
Average Household Income $49,039
Per Capita Income $21,096


Total Housing Units 9,001 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,326 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,299 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,376 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $84,132
Average Home Value $102,553


Total Households 7,625
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 4,549
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.2% -0.26%
Households -0.23% -0.25%
Families -0.29% -0.38%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

New Castle, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Castle to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 50 93rd
Population Density # 58 92nd
Diversity Index # 239 65th
Median Household Income # 643 6th
Per Capita Income # 574 16th

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