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Population (year 2000): 17,780. Estimated population in July 2005: 18,718 (+5.3% change)
Males: 8,359 (47.0%), Females: 9,421 (53.0%)

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Median resident age: 37.5 years
Median household income: $30,688 (year 2000)
Median house value: $67,900 (year 2000)

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Races in New Castle:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.7%)
  • Black (1.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (21.9%), German (11.7%), English (9.3%), Irish (7.7%), Scottish (2.0%), Dutch (1.6%).Castle, Indiana

Elevation: 1058 feet

Land area: 6.0 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in New Castle

  • High school or higher: 72.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in New Castle city

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 52.4%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

0.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -824 (-4.4%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IN Muncie, (18.7 miles pop. 67,430).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IN Indianapolis, (54.6 miles pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (207.0 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Summit, IN (5.7 miles Mount Greensboro, IN (7.6 miles) , IN Spiceland, (7.7 miles Springs, IN (7.9 miles Sulphur IN (8.1 miles Lewisville, Cadiz, IN (8.5 miles) , Springport, IN (8.7 miles) , IN (9.4 miles Mooreland,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 13 buildings, average cost: $39,200
  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $56,200
  • 1998: 25 buildings, average cost: $59,500
  • 1999: 28 buildings, average cost: $72,700
  • 2000: 25 buildings, average cost: $88,500
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 2002: 15 buildings, average cost: $82,600
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $124,400
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $124,400
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $105,900

Latitude: 39.92 N, Longitude: 85.37 W

Area code: 765


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (24.6%), Educational,health and social services (21.7%), Retail trade (13.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +932 (+5.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,788 (50.6%)


 

Crime in New Castle by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 2 0 1 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 11.2 0.0 5.6 0.0 5.6
Rapes 8 2 4 6 8 7
    per 100,000 45.0 11.2 22.5 33.7 45.0 39.4
Robberies 3 5 5 9 7 4
    per 100,000 16.9 28.1 28.1 50.6 39.4 22.5
Assaults 12 3 5 5 3 9
    per 100,000 67.5 16.9 28.1 28.1 16.9 50.6
Burglaries 253 343 338 372 368 300
    per 100,000 1422.9 1929.1 1901.0 2092.2 2069.7 1687.3
Thefts 1,030 1,290 1,424 1,373 1,427 1,373
    per 100,000 5793.0 7255.3 8009.0 7722.2 8025.9 7722.2
Auto thefts 72 44 68 91 86 67
    per 100,000 404.9 247.5 382.5 511.8 483.7 376.8
400.3 472.6 507.1 536.2 537.8 495.4

Average climate in New Castle, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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New Castle-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 154% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.0 miles away from the New Castle city center injured 17 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category 4 tornado 10.9 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 12 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Tracy Hines - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: May 1, 1972), Bruce Horan - College basketball player (Butler Bulldogs).

Main business address for: AMERIANA BANCORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospital/medical center in New Castle:
  • HENRY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (1000 NORTH 16TH STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near New Castle:
  • BALL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL INC (about 21 miles; MUNCIE, IN)
  • RUSH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; RUSHVILLE, IN)
  • FAYETTE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ASSOC INC (about 25 miles; CONNERSVILLE, IN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to New Castle:
  • ANDERSON MUNICIPAL-DARLINGTON FIELD (about 21 miles; ANDERSON, IN; ID: AID)
  • DELAWARE COUNTY - JOHNSON FIELD (about 22 miles; MUNCIE, IN; ID: MIE)
  • MOUNT COMFORT (about 37 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; ID: MQJ)
Other public-use airports nearest to New Castle:
  • NEW CASTLE-HENRY CO. MUNI. (about 6 miles; NEW CASTLE, IN; ID: UWL)
  • HAGERSTOWN (about 16 miles; HAGERSTOWN, IN; ID: I61)
  • REESE (about 17 miles; MUNCIE, IN; ID: 7I2)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4 $7,222 $21,666 0 $0
Firefighters 32 $90,201 $33,825 0 $0
Other Government Administration 5 $11,302 $27,124 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   3 $549
Police - Other 3 $5,207 $20,828 0 $0
Fire - Other 0 $0   1 $850
Health 11 $33,358 $36,390 0 $0
Streets and Highways 16 $31,474 $23,605 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 11 $20,508 $22,372 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 37 $100,398 $32,561 0 $0
Transit 7 $10,242 $17,557 0 $0
Water Supply 22 $34,636 $18,892 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 3 $5,046 $20,184 0 $0
Sewerage 17 $36,675 $25,888 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 15 $32,887 $26,309 0 $0
Totals for Government 183 $419,157 $27,485 4 $1,400
College/University in New Castle:
  • MICHAELS ACADEMY OF BEAUTY CULTURE (Location: 808 S 14 ST; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to New Castle:
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-EAST CENTRAL (about 17 miles; MUNCIE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,013)
  • BALL STATE UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; MUNCIE, IN; FT enrollment: 17,039)
  • ANDERSON UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; ANDERSON, IN; FT enrollment: 2,116)
  • INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; MARION, IN; FT enrollment: 6,684)
  • MIAMI UNIVERSITY-OXFORD (about 53 miles; OXFORD, OH; FT enrollment: 15,704)
  • UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS (about 56 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; FT enrollment: 2,784)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY-INDIANAPOLIS (about 56 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; FT enrollment: 19,818)
Public high schools in New Castle:
  • NEW CASTLE CHRYSLER HIGH SCH (Students: 1,011; Location: 801 PARKVIEW DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BLUE RIVER VALLEY JR-SR HS (Students: 369; Location: 4741 N HILLSBORO RD; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • NORTH CAMPUS ALTERNATIVE SCH (Students: 85; Location: 1407 WALNUT ST; Grades: 07 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in New Castle:
  • NEW CASTLE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 626; Location: 601 PARKVIEW DR; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • BLUE RIVER VALLEY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 427; Location: 4713 N HILLSBORO RD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • PARKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 424; Location: 1819 ROOSEVELT; Grades: KG - 06)
  • EASTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 358; Location: 806 S 22ND ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 320; Location: 1201 RILEY RD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • WILBUR WRIGHT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 314; Location: 1950 WASHINGTON ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • WESTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 311; Location: 1015 S GREENSBORO PIKE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • SUNNYSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 238; Location: 2601 S 14TH ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • GREENSTREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 195; Location: 329 S 5TH ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • NEW CASTLE AREA VOCATIONAL SCH (Location: 801 PARKVIEW DR; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle school in New Castle:
  • AGAPE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 103; Location: 3200 S 14TH STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
Library in New Castle:
  • NEW CASTLE-HENRY COUNTY PL (Operating income: $1,331,782; Location: 376 S 15TH ST; 162,739 books; 3,925 audio materials; 6,875 video materials; 425 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Parkview Junior High B-7 Building (A).

Cemetery: South Mound Cemetery (1).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Castle Run (A), Baker Branch (B), Saint Johns Drain (C).

Parks in New Castle include: Babe Ruth Park (1), Baker Park (2).


New Castle compared to Indiana state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in New Castle:
  • WMDH (1550 AM; 0 kW; NEW CASTLE, IN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXFN (1340 AM; 1 kW; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: MUNCIE SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLHN (990 AM; 0 kW; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS RADIO SERVICE)
  • WXLW (950 AM; 5 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBRI (1500 AM; daytime; 5 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN)
Strongest FM radio stations in New Castle:
  • WHHC-LP (107.5 FM; NEW CASTLE, IN; Owner: NEW CASTLE BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WMDH-FM (102.5 FM; NEW CASTLE, IN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKWH-FM (94.3 FM; RUSHVILLE, IN; Owner: RSE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLBC-FM (104.1 FM; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: MUNCIE SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WERK (104.9 FM; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: INDIANA SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBSH (91.1 FM; HAGERSTOWN, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGNR-FM (97.9 FM; ANDERSON, IN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WIFE (100.3 FM; CONNERSVILLE, IN; Owner: RODGERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFMG (101.3 FM; RICHMOND, IN; Owner: RODGERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQLK (96.1 FM; RICHMOND, IN; Owner: BREWER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBST (92.1 FM; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WQME (98.7 FM; ANDERSON, IN; Owner: ANDERSON UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WKPW (90.7 FM; KNIGHTSTOWN, IN; Owner: IN SOLDIERS & SAILORS CHILDRENS HME)
  • WJCF (88.1 FM; MORRISTOWN, IN; Owner: INDIANA COMMUNITY RADIO CORP.)
TV broadcast stations around New Castle:
  • WIPB (Channel 49; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMUN-LP (Channel 26; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: FULL GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP, MUNCIE IND.)
  • WNDY-TV (Channel 23; MARION, IN; Owner: UPN STATIONS GROUP INC.)

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