New Castle, DE

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2020 Population
5,302
1.14% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tom Carper
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Coons
Democratic Party
US Representative
Lisa Blunt Rochester
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
51.7
1.37% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
4.34%
28% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$72,951
6.95% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$211,700
8.96% 1-year growth

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In 2020, New Castle, DE had a population of 5.3k people with a median age of 51.7 and a median household income of $72,951. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of New Castle, DE grew from 5,242 to 5,302, a 1.14% increase and its median household income grew from $68,211 to $72,951, a 6.95% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in New Castle, DE are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (25.6%), White (Hispanic) (1.83%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.6%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.43%).

None of the households in New Castle, DE reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.8% of the residents in New Castle, DE are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in New Castle, DE was $211,700, and the homeownership rate was 61.9%.

Most people in New Castle, DE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in New Castle, DE was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

New Castle, DE is home to a population of 5.3k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.53% of New Castle, DE residents were born outside of the country (240 people).

In 2020, there were 2.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.58k people) in New Castle, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.36k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 97 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2020 Citizenship
98.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.8% of New Castle, DE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in New Castle, DE was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in New Castle, DE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.58k ± 359
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.36k ± 325
  3. White (Hispanic)
    97 ± 87
3.6%
Hispanic Population
191 people

In 2020, there were 2.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.58k people) in New Castle, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.36k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 97 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.6% of the people in New Castle, DE are hispanic (191 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

4.53%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
240 people
4.08%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
214 people

As of 2020, 4.53% of New Castle, DE residents (240 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in New Castle, DE was 4.08%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    62 ± 40
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    60 ± 48
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    44 ± 41

New Castle, DE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of New Castle, DE employs 3.01k people. The largest industries in New Castle, DE are Educational Services (446 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (409 people), and Retail Trade (348 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($85,185), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($67,171).

Occupations

3.01k
2020 Value
± 442
2.45%
1 Year growth
± 18.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in New Castle, DE grew at a rate of 2.45%, from 2.94k employees to 3.01k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New Castle, DE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (486 people), Sales & Related Occupations (338 people), and Management Occupations (265 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New Castle, DE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.01k
2020 Value
± 442
2.45%
1 Year growth
± 18.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in New Castle, DE grew at a rate of 2.45%, from 2.94k employees to 3.01k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New Castle, DE, are Educational Services (446 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (409 people), and Retail Trade (348 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New Castle, DE, though some of these residents may live in New Castle, DE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,980
Median earning men ± $4,983
$46,285
Median earning women ± $5,587

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), Wholesale Trade ($102,721), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($73,333).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($86,736), Manufacturing ($64,113), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($61,270).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Delaware. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Delaware.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Delaware to other states, or from other states to Delaware.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $13.6B
  2. $5.96B
  3. $5.56B

In 2020, the top outbound Delaware product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $13.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($5.96B) and Plastics/rubber ($5.56B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Delaware products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$65.7B
2020 Value in Delaware
$143B
Projected 2050 Value in Delaware
117% growth

In 2020, total outbound Delaware trade was $65.7B. This is expected to increase 117% to $143B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Delaware trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Delaware to other states, or from other states to Delaware.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $9.43B
  2. $4.99B
  3. $4.82B

In 2020, the top outbound Delaware domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $9.43B, followed by New Jersey with $4.99B and Ohio and $4.82B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Delaware shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Tom Carper and Chris Coons are the senators currently representing the state of Delaware. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Castle, DE is currently represented by Lisa Blunt Rochester in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Delaware

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Tom Carper
Senator from Delaware1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Chris Coons
Senator from Delaware2
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Ted Kaufman, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Joe Biden, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Tom Carper and Chris Coons are the senators currently representing Delaware.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Castle, DE

Lisa Blunt Rochester
Delaware at-large Representative
Democratic Party

New Castle, DE is currently represented by Lisa Blunt Rochester (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for New Castle, DE have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.567% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.622% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (241k), Some college (160k), and Bachelors Degree (137k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in New Castle, DE was $211,700 in 2020, which is 0.921 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $194,300 to $211,700, a 8.96% increase. The homeownership rate in New Castle, DE is 61.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in New Castle, DE have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in New Castle, DE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in New Castle, DE is $72,951. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in New Castle, DE was Census Tract 162 with a value of $86,424, followed by Census Tract 150 and Census Tract 161, with respective values of $65,851 and $62,869.

Property

$211,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$12,428
$1,595
Median Property Taxes
±$308

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Castle, DE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in New Castle, DE compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

61.9%
Homeownership
2020
70.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 61.9% of the housing units in New Castle, DE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 162
  2. Census Tract 150
  3. Census Tract 161

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New Castle, DE was Census Tract 162 with a value of $86,424, followed by Census Tract 150 and Census Tract 161, with respective values of $65,851 and $62,869.

The following map shows all of the places in New Castle, DE colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$72,951
Median Household Income
± $17,156
2.58k
Number of Households
± 422

In 2020, the median household income of the 2.58k households in New Castle, DE grew to $72,951 from the previous year's value of $68,211.

The following chart displays the households in New Castle, DE distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for New Castle, DE is from Delaware.
0.462
2020 Wage GINI in Delaware
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Delaware

In 2020, the income inequality in Delaware was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.233% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Delaware was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Delaware in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Delaware across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (88.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (4.68%)
  3. Public Transit (2.47%)

In 2020, 88.4% of workers in New Castle, DE drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (4.68%) and those who used public transit to get to work (2.47%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New Castle, DE have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.58% of the workforce in New Castle, DE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in New Castle, DE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in New Castle, DE have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

4.34% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New Castle, DE (230 out of 5.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New Castle, DE is White, followed by Black and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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98% of the population of New Castle, DE has health coverage, with 51.8% on employee plans, 12.7% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Delaware was $10,254 in 2014. This is a 5% increase from the previous year ($9,766).

Primary care physicians in New Castle County, DE see 1121 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.11% decrease from the previous year (1194 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1639 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 287 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Delaware, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,121 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Castle County, DE

Primary care physicians in New Castle County, DE see an average of 1,121 patients per year. This represents a 6.11% decrease from the previous year (1,194 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Castle County, DE in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Delaware across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 12.6% under 18 years, 15.2% between 18 and 34 years, 50.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

1.95%
Uninsured
51.8%
Employer Coverage
12.7%
Medicaid
16.8%
Medicare
15.6%
Non-Group
1.1%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in New Castle, DE declined by 18.2% from 2.38% to 1.95%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in New Castle, DE changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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