Newcastle is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 12,292 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Newcastle is the 83rd largest community in Washington.
Newcastle home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Newcastle real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Newcastle is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.21% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Newcastle is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newcastle who work in management occupations (13.16%), sales jobs (13.13%), and computer science and math (11.18%).
Also of interest is that Newcastle has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.00% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Newcastle is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Newcastle’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Newcastle, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.86 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite being a small city, Newcastle has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Newcastle is a pretty powerful place. 69.99% of the adults in Newcastle have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Newcastle in 2018 was $69,394, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $277,576 for a family of four.
Newcastle is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Newcastle home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Newcastle residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Newcastle include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.
In addition, Newcastle has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (31.02%).
The most common language spoken in Newcastle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.