New Castle, PA

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Living in New Castle

New Castle is a medium-sized city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 21,618 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, New Castle is the 37th largest community in Pennsylvania. New Castle has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

New Castle is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, New Castle is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in New Castle who work in office and administrative support (10.15%), sales jobs (9.72%), and food service (8.88%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of New Castle rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.40% of adults 25 and older in New Castle have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in New Castle in 2018 was $20,522, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,088 for a family of four.

New Castle is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Italian, German, Irish, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in New Castle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.