New Castle is a medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 17,113 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, New Castle is the 48th largest community in Indiana.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, New Castle is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, New Castle is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Castle who work in office and administrative support (10.99%), sales jobs (8.46%), and teaching (7.92%).
The percentage of adults in New Castle with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.98% of adults in New Castle have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in New Castle in 2018 was $20,539, which is low income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,156 for a family of four. However, New Castle contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call New Castle home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Castle residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in New Castle include German, Irish, English, French, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in New Castle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.