New Castle, Delaware

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Population in 2013: 5,385 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.8%
 
Males: 2,579  (47.9%)
Females: 2,806  (52.1%)
Median resident age:  43.7 years
Delaware median age:  39.1 years

Zip codes: 19720.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,368 (it was $52,449 in 2000)
New Castle:

$52,368
DE:

$57,846

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $30,016 (it was $24,052 in 2000)

New Castle city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $205,097 (it was $121,600 in 2000)
New Castle:

$205,097
DE:

$226,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $262,137; Detached houses: $291,321; Townhouses or other attached units: $190,962; In 2-unit structures: $117,568; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $222,472; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $138,448; Mobile homes: $42,871

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,116.

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  • Races in New Castle, DE (2010)

    New Castle races chart
    • 3,41864.7%White alone
    • 1,40526.6%Black alone
    • 2885.4%Hispanic
    • 981.9%Two or more races
    • 611.2%Asian alone
    • 120.2%American Indian alone
    • 30.06%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in New Castle: 104.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (19.5%), German (10.7%), Italian (9.6%), English (7.2%), Polish (3.8%), French (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1875

Elevation: 19 feet

Land area: 3.05 square miles.

Population density: 1,766 people per square mile   (low).

New Castle,DE real estate house value index trend

New Castle, Delaware map

For population 25 years and over in New Castle:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in New Castle city:

  • Never married: 37.4%
  • Now married: 39.3%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

27 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
Delaware:

5.7%



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists there were 103 registered sex offenders living in New Castle, Delaware as of August 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in New Castle to the number of sex offenders is 52 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,469 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,273 (0.6%)

New Castle satellite photo by USGS

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: +4,161 (+76.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 290 (11.0%)

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 2013
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2413230232101
per 100,000 40.579.820.461.740.761.30.040.260.339.618.70.018.6
Robberies 46126141055571064
per 100,000 81.0119.8245.4123.4284.7204.4100.8100.6100.5138.6187.3111.674.2
Assaults 2622151522251817161581114
per 100,000 526.3439.1306.7308.5447.4510.9362.9341.9321.5297.1149.8204.5259.8
Burglaries 18335728334235213435353951
per 100,000 364.4658.71,165.6575.9671.1858.4705.6422.4683.3693.2655.6725.2946.5
Thefts 126191238242231218210152181213252249237
per 100,000 2,550.63,812.44,867.14,977.44,698.04,455.34,233.93,057.13,637.54,218.74,720.04,630.04,398.7
Auto thefts 12181818151912171162075
per 100,000 242.9359.3368.1370.2305.1388.3241.9341.9221.1118.8374.6130.292.8
Arson 5100100000000
per 100,000 101.220.00.00.020.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 285.4383.3422.2385.3431.2445.2314.9286.3326.7332.1337.9296.3312.9

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City-data.com crime index 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 2013, including police officers: 18 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.97
Delaware average:

2.53
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.6%
Delaware:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -52 (-1.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in New Castle: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in New Castle, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

New Castle-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Delaware state average. It is 5% 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 near Delaware state average. It is 86% 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 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 283.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 303.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 191.3 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Water Shortage: 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 and medical centers in New Castle:

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

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: 10,072; 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 Community College-Stanton/Wilmington (about 6 miles; Wilmington, DE; Full-time enrollment: 4,972)
  • University of Delaware (about 11 miles; Newark, DE; FT enrollment: 20,078)
  • Neumann University (about 17 miles; Aston, PA; FT enrollment: 2,622)
  • Widener University-Main Campus (about 18 miles; Chester, PA; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (about 20 miles; West Chester, PA; FT enrollment: 14,492)
  • Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (about 22 miles; Lincoln University, PA; FT enrollment: 2,042)
  • Delaware County Community College (about 23 miles; Media, PA; FT enrollment: 8,419)

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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 112. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

112
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.256. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.256
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 10.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.00. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 12.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.2
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.0248. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0248
U.S.:

0.0147

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

WHISPERING PINES MOBILE HOME PARK (Address: 761 GRANTHAM LANE , Serves MD, Population served: 325, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In APR-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-19-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2011)
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In JAN-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from MAR-23-2009 to AUG-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-14-2009)
  • Public Education - In AUG-30-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from MAR-23-2009 to AUG-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-28-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUL-13-2012 to MAR-19-2013)
  • Initial, Follow-up, or Routine Source Water M/R - In JUL-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from MAR-23-2009 to AUG-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-2009)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JAN-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (3 times from MAR-24-2008 to AUG-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BLUE DIAMOND MX (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-23-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-23-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-17-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-18-2011)
PANDA EARLY EDUCATION CENTER (Population served: 82, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-02-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-02-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-25-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-18-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-15-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-05-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-14-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-14-2010), St Public Notif received (JAN-28-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-29-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-29-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-29-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-29-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-14-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-11-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
WOODSIDE CENTER (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-23-2007), St Public Notif issued (JUL-23-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-10-2007)

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

  • NEW CASTLE WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 6,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.2%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.5% for Black residents, 21.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.3% for other race residents, 33.8% 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

New Castle, Delaware environmental map by EPA

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New Castle compared to Delaware state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
Delaware average:

12.0

New Castle travel time to work - commute New Castle mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic138,17233
Mainline Protestant48,124125
Evangelical Protestant32,993169
Other22,67245
Black Protestant7,21236
Orthodox1,1665
None288,140-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$24,927$49,8542$2,019
Other Government Administration 8$10,897$16,3460$0
Police Protection - Officers 17$99,475$70,2180$0
Water Supply 6$31,607$63,2140$0
Electric Power 6$34,605$69,2100$0
Other and Unallocable 26$97,919$45,1932$4,156
Totals for Government 69$299,430$52,0754$6,175

4.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,280 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.41%
Delaware average:

5.01%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($770 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.05%
Delaware average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Delaware County, PA  0.37% ($44,388 average AGI)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.31% ($44,643)
from Kent County, DE  0.29% ($36,003)


4.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($54,209 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
Delaware average:

4.68%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,005 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.06%
Delaware average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kent County, DE  0.36% ($37,860 average AGI)
to Chester County, PA  0.28% ($81,288)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.27% ($41,502)

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.)
New Castle fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of New Castle fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 101m331ftTotal length
  • 433,934Total average daily traffic
  • 44,230Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 171990-1999
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
Advance Auto Parts1Nissan1
Applebee's1Papa John's Pizza1
Arby's1Pathmark1
AutoZone1Payless1
Blockbuster1Penske1
Budget Car Rental1Pizza Hut1
Burger King2Popeyes1
Chevrolet1Quality1
Clarion1RadioShack1
Cricket Wireless3Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dunkin Donuts9Sheraton1
Econo Lodge1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx11Staples1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Subway1
Ford2Super 81
GNC2Superfresh1
H&R Block2T-Mobile3
Home Depot1T.G.I. Driday's1
Hyundai1Taco Bell1
IHOP1Toyota1
Just Tires1U-Haul3
KFC1UPS5
Lane Furniture2Verizon Wireless1
Lowe's1Walgreens2
MasterBrand Cabinets1Walmart1
Mazda1Wendy's1
McDonald's3

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  • #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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