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Population in 2012: 5,373 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.5%
 

Males: 2,563  (47.7%)
Females: 2,810  (52.3%)

Median resident age:  44.3 years
Delaware median age:  45.4 years

Zip codes: 19720.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $52,128 (it was $52,449 in 2000)
New Castle:

$52,128
DE:

$58,415
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $29,609

New Castle city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $197,063 (it was $121,600 in 2000)
New Castle:

$197,063
DE:

$226,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $212,214; Detached houses: $216,642; Townhouses or other attached units: $210,509; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $122,364; Mobile homes: $80,920

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,069.

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  • White alone - 3,418 (64.7%)
  • Black alone - 1,405 (26.6%)
  • Hispanic - 288 (5.4%)
  • Two or more races - 98 (1.9%)
  • Asian alone - 61 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.06%)

Races in New Castle detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in New Castle: 103.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (20.4%), German (11.5%), Italian (9.4%), English (7.0%), Polish (4.9%), Scottish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1875

Elevation: 19 feet

Land area: 3.05 square miles.

Population density: 1,762 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in New Castle:

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in New Castle city:

  • Never married: 35.9%
  • Now married: 41.1%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

256 residents are foreign born

This city:  4.8%
Delaware:  7.6%



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists there were 102 registered sex offenders living in New Castle, Delaware as of May 07, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in New Castle to the number of sex offenders is 53 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,343 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,158 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, DE (5.8 miles , pop. 72,664).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (32.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Wilmington Manor, DE (1.3 miles ), Pennsville, NJ (1.6 miles ), Newport, DE (2.0 miles ), Lower Christiana, DE (2.2 miles) , Elsmere, DE (2.3 miles ), Carneys Point, NJ (2.4 miles ), Wilmington, DE (2.4 miles ), Upper Christiana, DE (2.5 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $64,900
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,000
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $63,600
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,600
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $63,600
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,600
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $63,600
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $63,600
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $63,600
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $63,600
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $63,600
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $141,300
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $57,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $227,300
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $91,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 39.66 N, Longitude: 75.57 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,251 (+80.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 259 (9.9%)

Area code: 302

New Castle household income distribution New Castle home values distribution


 

Crime rates in New Castle by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 241323023210
per 100,000 40.579.820.461.740.761.30.040.260.339.618.70.0
Robberies 4612614105557106
per 100,000 81.0119.8245.4123.4284.7204.4100.8100.6100.5138.6187.3111.6
Assaults 26221515222518171615811
per 100,000 526.3439.1306.7308.5447.4510.9362.9341.9321.5297.1149.8204.5
Burglaries 183357283342352134353539
per 100,000 364.4658.71165.6575.9671.1858.4705.6422.4683.3693.2655.6725.2
Thefts 126191238242231218210152181213252249
per 100,000 2550.63812.44867.14977.44698.04455.34233.93057.13637.54218.74720.04630.0
Auto thefts 1218181815191217116207
per 100,000 242.9359.3368.1370.2305.1388.3241.9341.9221.1118.8374.6130.2
Arson 510010000000
per 100,000 101.220.00.00.020.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 285.3383.2422.1385.2431.0445.1314.9286.2326.6332.0337.8296.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in New Castle detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 19 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.16
Delaware average:

2.51

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New Castle, Delaware accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
Delaware:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -52 (-1.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Finance and insurance (20%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)

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Tornado activity:

New Castle-area historical tornado activity is above Delaware state average. It is 55% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.4 miles away from the New Castle city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 12.3 miles away from the city center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

New Castle-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Delaware state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 52.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.4 miles away from New Castle center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 69.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 11.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.3 miles away from New Castle center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 80.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in New Castle County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
New Castle topographic map

Birthplace of: Ryan Phillippe - Actor, C. Douglass Buck - Politician, Nicholas Van Dyke (senator) - Politician, Thomas Holcomb - Commandant of the Marine Corps, Anthony Higgins - Politician, George Gray (senator) - Politician, George R. Riddle - Politician, John B. Penington - Politician, John Walter Bratton - Musical theatre composer, Kensey Johns, Jr. - Politician.

Main business address for: APPLIED EXTRUSION TECHNOLOGIES INC /DE (UNSUPPORTED PLASTICS FILM & SHEET).


Hospitals/medical centers in New Castle:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE FIRST STATE (Dialysis Facility, 608 FERRY CUTOFF)
  • CHRISTIANA CARE VNA/NEW CASTLE (Home Health Center, ONE READ'S WAY, SUITE 100)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, 2 READS WAY SUITE 123)
  • DELAWARE PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (Hospital, 1901 N DUPONT HIGHWAY)
  • MEADOWWOOD BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM (Hospital, 575 SOUTH DUPONT HIGHWAY)
  • ARBORS AT NEW CASTLE (Nursing Home, 32 BUENA VISTA DRIVE)
  • CARVEL BLDG/DE PSYCHIATRIC CTR (Nursing Home, 1901 N. DUPONT HIGHWAY)

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Amtrak stations near New Castle:

  • 6 miles: WILMINGTON (M. L. KING BLVD, & FRENCH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: NEWARK (429 S. COLLEGE AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plants near New Castle:

  • 9 miles: Salem 2 in Salem, NJ.
  • 9 miles: Hope Creek in Salem, NJ.
  • 9 miles: Salem 1 in Salem, NJ.

College/University in New Castle:

  • Wilmington University (Full-time enrollment: 4,279; Location: 320 Dupont Hwy; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wilmu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near New Castle:

  • Delaware Technical and Community College-Stanton-Wilmington (about 5 miles; Newark, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,290)
  • University of Delaware (about 10 miles; Newark, DE; FT enrollment: 18,469)
  • Neumann University (about 17 miles; Aston, PA; FT enrollment: 2,151)
  • Widener University-Main Campus (about 18 miles; Chester, PA; FT enrollment: 3,333)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (about 21 miles; West Chester, PA; FT enrollment: 11,561)
  • Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (about 22 miles; Lincoln University, PA; FT enrollment: 2,441)
  • Delaware County Community College (about 23 miles; Media, PA; FT enrollment: 5,557)

Public high schools in New Castle:

Private high schools in New Castle:

  • NEW CASTLE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 183; Location: 901 E BASIN RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • LAYTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 31; Location: 55 READ''S WAY; Grades: 9 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in New Castle:

Private elementary/middle schools in New Castle:

  • OUR LADY OF FATIMA SCHOOL (Students: 425; Location: 801 N DUPONT HWY; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PETER CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 222; Location: 515 HARMONY ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in New Castle, School District: COLONIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Libraries in New Castle:

  • DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY SERVICES (Operating income: $12,178,125; Location: 87 READS WAY; 685,640 books; 56,897 audio materials; 57,428 video materials; 29 local licensed databases; 20 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 1,894 print serial subscriptions)
  • NEW CASTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $606,653; Location: 424 DELAWARE STREET; 33,304 books; 2,267 audio materials; 1,627 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 42 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 95 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in New Castle: Good Will Fire Company (A), New Castle City Police Department (B), New Castle Public Library (C), New Castle City Hall (D), New Castle Senior Center (E), New Castle Court House Museum (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in New Castle include: Buttonwood United Methodist Church (A), Buttonwood Church (B), Berean Baptist Church (C), Immanuel Episcopal Church (D), Free Will Baptist Church (E), Bethany United African Methodist Episcopal Church (F), Mount Salem Methodist Church (G), New Castle Methodist Church (H), Immanuel Church on the Green (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Glebe Cemetery (1), Mount Salem Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in New Castle include: Old Town Hall (1), Battery Park (2), New Castle Historic District (3), The Green (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Fort Delaware Society (Museums; 122 Washington St), George Read II House (Museums; 42 The Strand), Museum of the American Road (2160 New Castle Avenue), New Castle Historical Society - Dutch House (Museums; 32 West 3rd Street), New Castle Historical Society - Office (Museums; 2 East 4th Street), Superior Play Systems (Amusement & Theme Parks; 263 Quigley Boulevard), Zion Cruise Agency (Recreational Trips & Guides; 315 Sheridan Drive).

Hotels: Coachman's Manor (401 Carriage Way), Bridgeview Inn (Rts 13 & I295), Econo Lodge Airport (232 South Dupont Highway), Motel 6 (1200 West Avenue), Delaware Motel & RV Park (235 South Dupont Highway), Red Rose Inn (1515 North Dupont Highway), Dutch Inn (111 S Dupont Hwy), New Castle-Wilmington (1612 North Dupont Highway), Crown Motel Reservations (152 North Dupont Highway).

Courts: Delaware River & Bay Authority Airports (New Castle Avenue), Delaware Auto Court (North Dupont Highway), Delaware State - Justice Of The Peace Court- Criminal Courts- Court N (61 Christiana Road).

 
New Castle County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM10 CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM2.5 Pb 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.1. This is about average.
City:

34.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 22.6. This is about average. There were 23 monitors within city limits.
City:

22.6
U.S.:

22.1
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.0930. This is significantly better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.0930
U.S.:

0.3342
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.88. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

2.88
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 13.8. This is significantly worse than average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
City:

13.8
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 23.4. This is better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

23.4
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in New Castle and their reported violations in the past:

SMYRNA REST AND INFORMATION CENTER (Population served: 7500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-07-2004), St Public Notif issued (JUN-07-2004), St Compliance achieved (AUG-03-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-24-2003), St Public Notif issued (SEP-24-2003), St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2003)
NEW CASTLE WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 6000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - In JUL-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2001)
LEWES CENTER (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-28-2005), St Public Notif issued (JUL-28-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2005)
PANDA EARLY EDUCATION CENTER (Population served: 82, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2003 and DEC-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-17-2003), St Public Notif issued (OCT-17-2003), St Compliance achieved (DEC-16-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2002 and SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (JUL-22-2002), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-22-2002), St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2000 and MAR-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-12-2000), St Public Notif issued (JAN-12-2000), St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2000)

Drinking water stations with addresses in New Castle that have no violations reported:

  • SPI POLYOLS INC (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WAWA #824 (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PURE H2O COMPANY (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WOODSIDE CENTER (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.5%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.9% for Black residents, 18.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.6% for other race residents, 31.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Delaware:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.0%
Whole state:  67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.8%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in New Castle, DE

New Castle compared to Delaware state average:

New Castle, Delaware environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • House age above state average.


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Banks with most branches in New Castle (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Community Plaza Branch, New Castle Drive-In Branch, New Castle Branch. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB: Airport Plaza Branch at 144 North Dupont Highway, branch established on 1989/05/30; Crossroads Shopping Center Branch at 2080 New Castle Avenue, branch established on 1965/03/17. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $4,281.1 mil, Deposits: $3,150.2 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices
  • Citibank, National Association: Citibank (Delaware) Branch at One Penn's Way, branch established on 1982/10/06. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • TD Bank, National Association: Churchmans Corner Branch at 82 Christiana Road, branch established on 2000/08/19. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Wilmington Manor Branch at 1424 N Dupont Hwy, branch established on 1952/07/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Airport Plaza Branch at 130 Dupont Highway, branch established on 1989/01/20. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Bank of New Castle: Bank Of New Castle at 12 Read's Way, branch established on 1989/08/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $16.0 mil, Deposits: $0.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Discover Financial Services
  • Discover Bank: New Castle Administrative Office at 12 Read's Way, branch established on 1996/06/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $67,778.5 mil, Deposits: $39,601.6 mil, headquarters in Greenwood, DE, positive income, Credit-Card Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Discover Financial Services
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Basin Road Branch at 1 East Basin Road, branch established on 1967/09/29. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The

Fire-safe hotels and motels in New Castle, Delaware:

  • The David Finney Inn, 216 Delaware St, New Castle, DE 19720 , Phone: (302) 322-6367, Fax: (302) 324-4319
  • Super 8 Motel-new Castle, 215 S Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720 , Phone: (302) 322-9480
  • Bridgeview Inn, I-295 & Rt 13 N Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720 , Phone: (302) 658-8511, Fax: (302) 658-3071
  • Rodeway Inn, 111 S Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720 , Phone: (302) 328-6246, Fax: (302) 328-9493
  • Rodeway Inn, 3 Memorial Dr, New Castle, DE 19720 , Phone: (302) 654-5400, Fax: (302) 654-5775
  • New Castle Super Lodge, 1213 West Ave, New Castle, DE 19720 , Phone: (302) 654-5544, Fax: (302) 652-0146
  • Econo Lodge, 232 S Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720 , Phone: (302) 322-4500, Fax: (302) 322-9612
  • Quality Inn Skyways, 147 N Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720 , Phone: (302) 328-6666, Fax: (302) 322-3791
  • 2 other hotels and motels
All 10 fire-safe hotels and motels in New Castle, Delaware

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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

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Religion statistics for New Castle city (based on New Castle County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.66%
Here45.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchJewishPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church
Adherents55.4%12.5%5.2%5.0%4.0%
Congregations12.9%19.4%2.2%9.4%6.8%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAMuslim EstimateOther
Adherents2.4%2.0%1.8%1.6%10.2%
Congregations4.0%4.0%4.0%1.1%36.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 82
New Castle County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 71
New Castle County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 112
New Castle County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 337
Here:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
New Castle County:

26.7%
Delaware:

27.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$15,331$61,3244$770
Other Government Administration 2$7,180$43,08010$2,135
Police Protection - Officers 18$98,419$65,6130$0
Police - Other 2$6,898$41,3880$0
Streets and Highways 1$4,740$56,8800$0
Solid Waste Management 9$20,305$27,0730$0
Parks and Recreation 2$6,495$38,9700$0
Water Supply 6$23,956$47,9120$0
Electric Power 5$29,028$69,6670$0
Other and Unallocable 5$26,295$63,1080$0
Totals for Government 53$238,647$54,03314$2,905


5.11% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($54,324 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
Delaware average:

6.10%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($663 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.14%
Delaware average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Delaware County, PA  0.45% ($53,242 average AGI)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.37% ($46,448)
from Chester County, PA  0.31% ($65,065)


5.19% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($63,039 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
Delaware average:

5.32%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($641 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.06%
Delaware average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kent County, DE  0.53% ($46,984 average AGI)
to Chester County, PA  0.38% ($112,586)
to Cecil County, MD  0.33% ($47,882)

Strongest AM radio stations in New Castle:

  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMC (1380 AM; 5 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: STATE OF DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF TRAN)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WJBR (1290 AM; 3 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDEL (1150 AM; 5 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WILM (1450 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELAWARE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFAI (1510 AM; daytime; 3 kW; SALEM, NJ; Owner: QC COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WAMS (1260 AM; 1 kW; NEWARK, DE; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in New Castle:

  • WSTW (93.7 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJBR-FM (99.5 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGL (98.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBEB (101.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WEAZ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WRTI (90.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH, ET)
  • WSNI-FM (104.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPHI-FM (103.9 FM; JENKINTOWN, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMMR (93.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WHYY-FM (90.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WXPN (88.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNA.)
  • WXTU (92.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTU LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAS-FM (105.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMPH (91.7 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: BRANDYWINE SCHOOL DIST, BRD OF EDUC)
  • WPTP (96.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYSP (94.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WUSL (98.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • W278AK (103.5 FM; VILLAGE GREEN, PA; Owner: PRIORITY RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around New Castle:

  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WWJT-LP (Channel 7; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PHILADELPHIA TELEVISION NETWORK, INC)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • W40AZ (Channel 40; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W55BT (Channel 55; TALLEYVILLE, DE; Owner: MEDIACASTING LLC)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WNJS (Channel 23; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WFPA-CA (Channel 28; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

New Castle, Delaware:
  • Fatal accident count: 8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 11
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 19
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Delaware average:
  • Fatal accident count: 69
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 108
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 32
  • Fatalities: 75
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 180
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 10

See more detailed statistics of New Castle fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 19
Total length: 101 meters (331ft)
Total average daily traffic: 433,934
Total average daily truck traffic: 44,230

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 17
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for New Castle, DE



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED36$167,84215$166,89993$162,1279$57,89111$141,414
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$179,7803$190,5578$171,9362$83,4001$65,670
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$146,8803$76,39748$136,16014$60,7212$42,340
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$188,1781$216,82024$160,3481$88,5903$171,967
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$011$155,5981$93,0001$108,500

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0151.00 , 0158.00, 0161.00, 0162.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$245,5001$143,950
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$190,440
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$252,6450$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0151.00 , 0158.00, 0161.00, 0162.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 638
  • Hazardous Condition: 311
  • Service Call: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - New Castle


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for New Castle, DE

Most common first names in New Castle, DE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John42671.5 years
William38770.7 years
Mary36976.9 years
James31970.8 years
Robert20465.7 years
Charles19973.8 years
Joseph19271.8 years
George16171.5 years
Elizabeth14876.5 years
Margaret14875.8 years
Most common last names in New Castle, DE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10670.7 years
Johnson9370.4 years
Brown8469.1 years
Jones7771.2 years
Williams7270.2 years
Davis6871.3 years
Wilson5773.2 years
Taylor5472.2 years
Thomas5170.7 years
White4873.9 years
Businesses in New Castle, DE
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3Motel 61
Applebee's1Papa John's Pizza1
Arby's1Payless1
AutoZone1Penske1
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut1
Budget Car Rental1Popeyes1
Burger King2Quality1
Clarion1RadioShack1
Cricket Wireless3Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dunkin Donuts9Sprint Nextel1
Econo Lodge1Staples1
FedEx11Subway1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Super 81
GNC2T-Mobile3
H&R Block2T.G.I. Driday's1
Home Depot1Taco Bell1
IHOP1U-Haul3
Just Tires1UPS5
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Lane Furniture2Walgreens2
Lowe's1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Wendy's1
McDonald's3
Browse common businesses in New Castle, DE


New Castle on our top lists:

  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Chemicals"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Chemicals"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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