New Castle, IN

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Population

48,649

0.621% decline

Poverty Rate

16.1%


Median Age

42.2


Median Household Income

$46,131

3.64% growth

Number of Employees

20,044

1.36% growth

Median Property Value

$94,800

0.851% growth

About

In 2017, New Castle, IN had a population of 48.6k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $46,131. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of New Castle, IN declined from 48,953 to 48,649, a -0.621% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,509 to $46,131, a 3.64% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in New Castle, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.28%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.41%), White (Hispanic) (1.15%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.469%). N/A% of the people in New Castle, IN speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in New Castle, IN is $94,800, and the homeownership rate is 73.1%. Most people in New Castle, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.8 minutes. The average car ownership in New Castle, IN is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of New Castle, IN employs 20k people. The largest industries in New Castle, IN are Manufacturing (4,260 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,142 people), and Retail Trade (2,169 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,250), Utilities ($56,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,935).

Median household income in New Castle, IN is $46,131. Males in New Castle, IN have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,677. The income inequality in New Castle, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,131

2017 value

± $1,368

3.64%

1 Year Growth

± 4.31%

Households in New Castle, IN have a median annual income of $46,131, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,509 in 2016, which represents a 3.64% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,508

Average Male Salary

± $1,197

$42,677

Average Female Salary

± $917

In 2017, full-time male employees in Indiana made 1.39 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Indiana by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $60,595 ± $7,828

  2. White

    $45,279 ± $744

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $41,920 ± $17,388

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Indiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.34 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for New Castle, IN is from Indiana.

0.456

2017 Wage GINI

0.457

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0682% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New Castle, IN was Hamilton County, IN with a value of $100,209, followed by Boone County, IN and Hendricks County, IN, with respective values of $81,145 and $80,582.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New Castle, IN (7.25k out of 45k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 18 - 24.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    6,813 ± 471

  2. Two Or More

    266 ± 170

  3. Hispanic

    138 ± 118

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New Castle, IN is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

20k

2017 Value

± 799

1.36%

1 Year growth

± 5.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in New Castle, IN grew at a rate of 1.36%, from 19.8k employees to 20k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New Castle, IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,849 people), Production Occupations (2,438 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,853 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New Castle, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of New Castle, IN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,849 people), Production Occupations (2,438 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,853 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, New Castle, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.1 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.59 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of New Castle, IN, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($63,935), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($60,492), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($57,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

20k

2017 Value

± 799

1.36%

1 Year growth

± 5.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in New Castle, IN grew at a rate of 1.36%, from 19.8k employees to 20k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New Castle, IN, are Manufacturing (4,260 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,142 people), and Retail Trade (2,169 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New Castle, IN, though some of these residents may live in New Castle, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in New Castle, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,260 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,142 people), and Retail Trade (2,169 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, New Castle, IN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.1 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.57 times), and Utilities (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in New Castle, IN, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,250), Utilities ($56,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,935).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $73.5B

  2. $45.8B

  3. $42.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $73.5B, followed by Base metals ($45.8B) and Mixed freight ($42.5B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$487B

2020 Value

$698B

Projected 2045 Value

43.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Indiana trade was $487B. This is expected to increase 43.3% to $698B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Indiana 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 Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $44.4B

  2. $36.8B

  3. $34.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $44.4B, followed by Michigan with $36.8B and Illinois and $34.9B.

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

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Health

90.1% of the population of New Castle, IN has health coverage, with 46.6% on employee plans, 17.1% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of New Castle, IN was $8,300 in 2014. This is a 4.76% increase from the previous year ($7,923).

Primary care physicians in New Castle, IN see 1505 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.07% increase from the previous year (1489 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1852 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 701 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jay County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.4%). Additionally, Grant County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,505 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Indiana see an average of 1,505 patients per year. This represents a 1.07% increase from the previous year (1,489 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,300

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,078

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,285

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,714

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Indiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.76%, from $7,923 to $8,300.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.93%

Uninsured

46.6%

Employer Coverage

17.1%

Medicaid

14.8%

Medicare

10.5%

Non-Group

1.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in New Castle, IN declined by 18.6% from 12.2% to 9.93%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.4% prevalence

  2. 15.1% prevalence

  3. 15% prevalence

Jay County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Indiana, at 15.4%.

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Diversity

New Castle, IN is home to a population of 48.6k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.705% of New Castle, IN residents were born outside of the country (343 people).

In 2017, there were 41.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.7k people) in New Castle, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.11k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 687 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 11.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in New Castle, IN was 42.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in New Castle, IN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all New Castle, IN residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.705%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

343 people

0.748%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

366 people

As of 2017, 0.705% of New Castle, IN residents (343 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in New Castle, IN was 0.748%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    106,451 ± 7,946 people

  2. India

    28,953 ± 4,168 people

  3. China

    22,599 ± 3,684 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 106,451 Indiana residents, followed by India with 28,953 and China with 22,599.

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Citizenship

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of New Castle, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in New Castle, IN was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in New Castle, IN

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    45.7k ± 64

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    1.11k ± 166

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    687 ± 188

In 2017, there were 41.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.7k people) in New Castle, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.11k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 687 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in New Castle, IN as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,053 ± 166

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    480 ± 118

  3. Korea

    292 ± 80

New Castle, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in New Castle, IN was $94,800 in 2017, which is 0.413 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $94,000 to $94,800, a 0.851% increase. The homeownership rate in New Castle, IN is 73.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in New Castle, IN have an average commute time of 25.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in New Castle, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$94,800

2017 Median

± $3,402

$94,000

2016 Median

± $3,943

In 2017, the median property value in New Castle, IN grew to to $94,800 from the previous year's value of $94,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in New Castle, IN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Castle, IN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$46,131

Median Household Income

± $1,368

18.1k

Number of Households

± 728

In 2017, the median household income of the 18.1k households in New Castle, IN grew to $46,131 from the previous year's value of $44,509.

The following chart displays the households in New Castle, IN 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in New Castle, IN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Castle, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.1%

2017 Homeownership

72.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.1% of the housing units in New Castle, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in New Castle, IN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New Castle, IN have a longer commute time (25.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.48% of the workforce in New Castle, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.3%

  2. Carpooled

    8.33%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.92%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in New Castle, IN was Drove Alone (85.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.33%) and those who Worked At Home (3.92%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in New Castle, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in New Castle, IN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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