New Castle, PA

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Population

88,231

0.335% decline

Median Age

44.9


Median Household Income

$47,188

3.11% growth

Poverty Rate

14%


Number of Employees

39,309

0.316% growth

Median Property Value

$102,300

3.02% growth

About

In 2017, New Castle, PA had a population of 88.2k people with a median age of 44.9 and a median household income of $47,188. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of New Castle, PA declined from 88,528 to 88,231, a -0.335% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,764 to $47,188, a 3.11% increase.

The population of New Castle, PA is 92% White Alone, 3.52% Black or African American Alone, and 2.19% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in New Castle, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in New Castle, PA are New Castle School of Trades (492 degrees awarded in 2016), Westminster College (216807) (336 degrees), and Jameson Health System (32 degrees).

The median property value in New Castle, PA is $102,300, and the homeownership rate is 74.1%. Most people in New Castle, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in New Castle, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of New Castle, PA employs 39.3k people. The largest industries in New Castle, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,622 people), Manufacturing (6,124 people), and Retail Trade (4,786 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,587), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,484), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,875).

Median household income in New Castle, PA is $47,188. Males in New Castle, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,502. The income inequality in New Castle, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,188

2017 value

± $1,429

3.11%

1 Year Growth

± 4.16%

Households in New Castle, PA have a median annual income of $47,188, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,764 in 2016, which represents a 3.11% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,039

Average Male Salary

± $1,040

$49,502

Average Female Salary

± $757

In 2017, full-time male employees in Pennsylvania made 1.35 times more than female 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

    $61,450 ± $4,076

  2. White

    $51,412 ± $642

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $38,644 ± $21,965

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pennsylvania workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 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, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Pennsylvania 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 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New Castle, PA was Chester County, PA with a value of $96,656, followed by Montgomery County, PA and Bucks County, PA, with respective values of $87,304 and $84,749.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New Castle, PA (12.1k out of 86k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    9,903 ± 537

  2. Black

    1,138 ± 191

  3. Two Or More

    739 ± 183

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

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

39.3k

2017 Value

± 1,024

0.316%

1 Year growth

± 3.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in New Castle, PA grew at a rate of 0.316%, from 39.2k employees to 39.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New Castle, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,096 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,180 people), and Production Occupations (3,497 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New Castle, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of New Castle, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,096 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,180 people), and Production Occupations (3,497 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, New Castle, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.53 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.52 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of New Castle, PA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,750), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($68,864), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($67,778).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

39.3k

2017 Value

± 1,024

0.316%

1 Year growth

± 3.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in New Castle, PA grew at a rate of 0.316%, from 39.2k employees to 39.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New Castle, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,622 people), Manufacturing (6,124 people), and Retail Trade (4,786 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New Castle, PA, though some of these residents may live in New Castle, PA 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, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,622 people), Manufacturing (6,124 people), and Retail Trade (4,786 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, New Castle, PA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.54 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.22 times), and Utilities (1.16 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in New Castle, PA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($76,587), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,484), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,875).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $83B

  2. $50.6B

  3. $49.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $83B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($50.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($49.7B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$618B

2015 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

54.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $618B. This is expected to increase 54.4% to $954B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $61B

  2. $57.7B

  3. $33.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $61B, followed by New Jersey with $57.7B and Ohio and $33.1B.

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

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Health

94.2% of the population of New Castle, PA has health coverage, with 45.7% on employee plans, 18% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of New Castle, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in New Castle, PA see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,232 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1,228 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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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

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

5.77%

Uninsured

45.7%

Employer Coverage

18%

Medicaid

15.8%

Medicare

13.4%

Non-Group

1.37%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in New Castle, PA declined by 18.9% from 7.11% to 5.77%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in New Castle, PA 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. 16% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

New Castle, PA is home to a population of 88.2k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.38% of New Castle, PA residents were born outside of the country (1.22k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of New Castle, PA is composed of 81.2k White Alone residents (92%), 3.11k Black or African American Alone residents (3.52%), 1.94k Two or More Races residents (2.19%), 1.15k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.3%), 400 Asian Alone residents (0.453%), 391 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.443%), 49 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0555%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in New Castle, PA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

55

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in New Castle, PA was 44.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in New Castle, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all New Castle, PA residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.38%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.22k people

1.32%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.17k people

As of 2017, 1.38% of New Castle, PA residents (1.22k 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, PA was 1.32%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    81,562 ± 6,989 people

  2. China

    63,036 ± 6,149 people

  3. Mexico

    54,918 ± 5,741 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 81,562 Pennsylvania residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of New Castle, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in New Castle, PA was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    81.2k ± 197

  2. Black or African American Alone

    3.11k ± 277

  3. Two or More Races

    1.94k ± 288

In 2017, there were 26.1 times more White Alone residents (81.2k people) in New Castle, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.11k Black or African American Alone and 1.94k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in New Castle, PA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of New Castle, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in New Castle, PA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of New Castle, PA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,348 ± 232

  2. Korea

    770 ± 120

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    719 ± 148

New Castle, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in New Castle, PA awarded 884 degrees. The student population of New Castle, PA is skewed towards men, with 1,212 male students and 771 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in New Castle, PA are White (768 and 87%), followed by Black or African American (55 and 6.23%), Unknown (42 and 4.76%), and Hispanic or Latino (8 and 0.906%).

The largest universities in New Castle, PA by number of degrees awarded are New Castle School of Trades (492 and 55.7%), Westminster College (216807) (336 and 38%), and Jameson Health System (32 and 3.62%).

The most popular majors in New Castle, PA are Welding Technology (95 and 10.7%), Electrician (83 and 9.39%), and Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (59 and 6.67%).

The median tuition costs in New Castle, PA are $33,810 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 31 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in New Castle, PA was General Business Administration & Management with 31 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in New Castle, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 492 degrees awarded

  2. 336 degrees awarded

  3. 32 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$33,810

Median Private

In 2016, the New Castle, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was New Castle School of Trades with 492 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

613

Degrees Awarded to Men

271

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 613 men were awarded degrees from institutions in New Castle, PA, which is 2.26 times more than the 271 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    768 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    55 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    42 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in New Castle, PA were to White students. These 768 degrees mean that there were 14 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 55 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in New Castle, PA was $102,300 in 2017, which is 0.47 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $99,300 to $102,300, a 3.02% increase. The homeownership rate in New Castle, PA is 74.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in New Castle, PA have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in New Castle, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$47,188

Median Household Income

± $1,429

36.7k

Number of Households

± 939

In 2017, the median household income of the 36.7k households in New Castle, PA grew to $47,188 from the previous year's value of $45,764.

The following chart displays the households in New Castle, PA 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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Housing

Property Value

$102,300

2017 Median

± $2,933

$99,300

2016 Median

± $2,611

In 2017, the median property value in New Castle, PA grew to to $102,300 from the previous year's value of $99,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in New Castle, PA 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, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in New Castle, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Castle, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.1%

2017 Homeownership

73.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.1% of the housing units in New Castle, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.7%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New Castle, PA have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.61% of the workforce in New Castle, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84%

  2. Carpooled

    8.77%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.17%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in New Castle, PA was Drove Alone (84%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.77%) and those who Worked At Home (3.17%).

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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