New Castle, Indiana

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Population in 2019: 17,113 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.8%
 
Males: 8,297  (48.5%)
Females: 8,816  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

40.4 years
Indiana median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 47362.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $39,435 (it was $30,688 in 2000)
New Castle:

$39,435
IN:

$57,603

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,374 (it was $17,587 in 2000)

New Castle city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $80,697 (it was $66,600 in 2000)
New Castle:

$80,697
IN:

$156,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $102,396; detached houses: $104,439; townhouses or other attached units: $129,076; in 2-unit structures: $86,624; mobile homes: $19,459

Median gross rent in 2019: $718.

March 2019 cost of living index in New Castle: 76.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.5%
(20.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.9% for Black residents, 56.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 58.1% for other race residents, 45.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in New Castle, IN (2019)
    • 16,22192.9%White alone
    • 4762.7%Black alone
    • 3612.1%Hispanic
    • 2311.3%Two or more races
    • 280.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 70.04%Asian alone
    • 50.03%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 89 registered sex offenders living in New Castle, Indiana as of October 05, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in New Castle is 199 to 1.


Crime rates in New Castle by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.5)
1
(5.5)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(37.2)
3
(16.1)
6
(32.9)
2
(11.0)
4
(22.1)
8
(43.9)
5
(27.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
9
(47.8)
7
(37.7)
11
(60.3)
3
(16.5)
7
(38.7)
5
(27.5)
5
(27.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(10.6)
6
(32.3)
1
(5.5)
3
(16.5)
2
(11.1)
3
(16.5)
1
(5.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
464
(2,463)
341
(1,836)
344
(1,887)
216
(1,184)
241
(1,332)
231
(1,269)
242
(1,337)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,402
(7,441)
1,245
(6,702)
1,160
(6,363)
881
(4,831)
820
(4,532)
917
(5,037)
995
(5,499)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
70
(371.5)
66
(355.3)
68
(373.0)
33
(181.0)
14
(77.4)
25
(137.3)
48
(265.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(5.3)
0
(0.0)
4
(21.9)
3
(16.5)
1
(5.5)
2
(11.0)
1
(5.5)
City-Data.com crime index545.9455.7462.0307.6323.3358.9366.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in New Castle, IN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 34 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Indiana average:

1.79
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Ancestries: American (27.4%), German (12.5%), English (11.3%), Irish (9.5%), European (2.4%), French (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1058 feet

Land area: 5.95 square miles.

Population density: 2,875 people per square mile   (average).

New Castle, Indiana map

40 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.2%
Indiana:

5.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $741 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $640 (0.9%)

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (42.6 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (179.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Mount Summit, IN (2.4 miles ),
Greensboro, IN (2.5 miles),
Cadiz, IN (2.6 miles),
Spiceland, IN (2.7 miles ),
Sulphur Springs, IN (2.7 miles ),
Mooreland, IN (2.8 miles ),
Lewisville, IN (2.8 miles ),
Kennard, IN (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 39.92 N, Longitude: 85.37 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -252 (-1.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,017 (45.2%)

Area code: 765

Distribution of median household income in New Castle, IN in 2019
Distribution of house value in New Castle, IN in 2019
New Castle satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $97,800
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $115,200
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $168,300
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $102,800
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $34,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $133,500
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $165,500
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $199,700
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2019: 5 buildings, average cost: $52,400
Number of permits per 10,000 New Castle, IN residents
Average permit cost in New Castle, IN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.4%
Indiana:

4.9%
Historical population in New Castle, IN
Historical housing units in New Castle, IN
Most common industries in New Castle, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (11.5%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.4%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (17.6%)
  • Construction (12.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.9%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.7%)
  • Educational services (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Social assistance (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.7%)
Most common occupations in New Castle, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.3%)

Average climate in New Castle, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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New Castle, Indiana environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 75.8. This is about average.

City:

75.8
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.84. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.84
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

New Castle-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 122% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.0 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 F4 tornado 10.1 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.

Earthquake activity:

New Castle-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Indiana state average. It is 52% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 169.2 miles away from New Castle center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 141.3 miles away from New Castle center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 169.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 154.8 miles away from New Castle center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 67.5 miles away from New Castle center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 186.6 miles away from New Castle center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Henry County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
New Castle topographic map

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

Hospitals in New Castle:

  • CARDINAL SERVICE MGMT, INC (1503 WASHINGTON ST)
  • CARDINAL SERVICE MGMT, INC (1803 RILEY RD)
  • CARDINAL SERVICE MGMT, INC (2234 Q AVE)
  • COVENANT HOSPICE LLC (1029 S 14TH ST)
  • HENRY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1000 N 16TH ST)
  • MCSHERR INC - NEW CASTLE (901 MCCORMICK DR)
  • RESIDENTIAL CRF INC (1305 Q AVE)

Nursing Homes in New Castle:

  • GLEN OAKS HEALTH CAMPUS (601 W CR 200 S)
  • HERITAGE HOUSE OF NEW CASTLE (1023 N 20TH ST)
  • HICKORY CREEK AT NEW CASTLE (901 N 16TH ST)
  • HOLLY HILL NURSING HOME (901 NORTH 16TH STREET)
  • NEW CASTLE COMMUNITY CARE CENT (115 N 10TH ST)
  • NEW CASTLE HEALTHCARE CENTER (990 N 16TH ST)
  • STONEBROOKE REHABILITATION CENTRE AND SUITES (990 N 16TH ST)
  • WATERS OF NEW CASTLE THE (1000 N 16TH ST)

Dialysis Facilities in New Castle:

  • NRA - BALL DIALYSIS AT FOREST RIDGE (101 EMERSON AVENUE)

Home Health Centers in New Castle:

  • HCMH HOME CARE (798 N 16TH ST)
  • OCCAZIO HOME HEALTH (501 BROAD STREET)

Airports and heliports located in New Castle:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to New Castle:

  • Ball State University (about 20 miles; Muncie, IN; Full-time enrollment: 20,254)
  • Anderson University (about 21 miles; Anderson, IN; FT enrollment: 2,378)
  • Indiana University-East (about 26 miles; Richmond, IN; FT enrollment: 2,867)
  • Taylor University (about 38 miles; Upland, IN; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • Ivy Tech Community College (about 43 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 71,493)
  • Harrison College-Indianapolis (about 43 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 4,244)
  • Butler University (about 44 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 4,388)

Public high schools in New Castle:

  • BLUE RIVER VALLEY JR-SR HS (Location: 4741 N HILLSBORO RD, Grades: 7-12)
  • NEW CASTLE HIGH SCH (Location: 801 PARKVIEW DR, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in New Castle:

Private elementary/middle school in New Castle:

  • LOCUST GROVE SCHOOL AMISH (Students: 41, Location: 3879 S 900 E, Grades: 1-8)
See full list of schools located in New Castle

Library in New Castle:

  • NEW CASTLE-HENRY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,488,043; Location: 376 SOUTH 15TH STREET; 187,161 books; 8,734 audio materials; 13,705 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 364 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in New Castle: New Castle Fire Department Station 1 (A), New Castle Emergency Medical Service (B), Henry County Sheriff Department Emergency Medical Service (C), Parkview Junior High B-7 Building (D), New Castle Fire Department Station 2 (E), New Castle Fire Department Station 3 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in New Castle: AMERIANA BANCORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: South Mound Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Saint Johns Drain (A), Castle Run (B), Baker Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in New Castle include: Babe Ruth Park (1), Baker Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Art Center & Art Association of Henry County (Museums; 218 South 15th Street), Historical Society (Museums; 614 South 14th Street), Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame (Museums; 408 Trojan Lane), Human Rights (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 227 North Main Street), Henry County Convention & Visitors Bureau (2020 South Memorial Drive Suite I).

Hotels: Steve Alford All American Inn (21 East Executive Drive), Best Western Inn (2836 South State Road 3), Holiday Inn Express New Castle (24 East Excutive Drive), New Castle Inn (2005 South Memorial Drive), Days Inn (5243 South State Road 3).

Courts: Henry County - Circuit Court (1215 Race Street), Henry County - Superior Court #2 (1215 Race Street), Henry County - Superior Court #1 (1215 Race Street).

Birthplace of: Joe Rice - Politician, Robert Indiana - Artist, Dakoda Armstrong - Stock car racing driver, Tracy Hines - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: May 1, 1972), Bruce Horan - College basketball player (Butler Bulldogs).

Henry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

CARTHAGE WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 896, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
GOLDEN PEBBLES ESTATES (Population served: 151, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2005), St Boil Water Order (NOV-14-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-14-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-23-2005), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-08-2006 to MAY-17-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-20-2005), St Boil Water Order (JUL-20-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-20-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-20-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-17-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
POINT CAMPGROUND WESTWOOD PARK (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-15-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-15-2011), St Boil Water Order (SEP-15-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-24-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-23-2005), St Boil Water Order (SEP-23-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-23-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-25-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-24-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-30-2005), St Boil Water Order (AUG-30-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-24-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-29-2005), St Boil Water Order (JUN-29-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-29-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-24-2010)

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

  • NEW CASTLE UTILITIES (Population served: 18,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.0%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.7%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in New Castle in 2010:

  • 180 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 83 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 59 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 29 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in New Castle in 2000:

  • 208 people in nursing homes
  • 138 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 40 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 8 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Banks with branches in New Castle (2011 data):

  • Citizens State Bank of New Castle, Indiana: Raintree Branch, Drive-In Branch, Trojan Plaza, Citizens State Bank Of New Castle, Indiana. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $259.3 mil, Deposits: $232.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Town Financial Corporation
  • Ameriana Bank: at 2118 Bundy Avenue, branch established on 1890/01/01; 1311 Broad Street Branch at 1311 Broad Street, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2009/08/07: Bank assets: $427.2 mil, Deposits: $341.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Ameriana Bancorp
  • MainSource Bank: Broad Street at 1338 Broad Street, branch established on 1933/10/30; Memorial Drive at 600 South Memorial Drive, branch established on 1967/06/01. Info updated 2009/12/09: Bank assets: $2,729.1 mil, Deposits: $2,167.0 mil, headquarters in Greensburg, IN, positive income, 86 total offices, Holding Company: Mainsource Financial Group, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: New Castle In Walmart Branch at 3167 South State Rd 3, branch established on 2008/09/22. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • STAR Financial Bank: New Castle Branch at 403 Parkview Drive, branch established on 1904/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,622.5 mil, Deposits: $1,346.4 mil, headquarters in Fort Wayne, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 48 total offices, Holding Company: Star Financial Group, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in New Castle:

Marital status in New Castle, IN
  • Never married: 30.9%
  • Now married: 40.5%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 19.0%

For population 25 years and over in New Castle:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Indiana average:

11.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - New Castle
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for New Castle, IN (based on Henry County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,85575
Mainline Protestant6,31234
Catholic6262
Other2752
Black Protestant1801
None30,214-
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: 8
Here:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Henry County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Henry County:

4.04 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
This county:

5.53 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.9%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Henry County:

30.2%
State:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Henry County:

8.5%
State:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.5%
Indiana:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.8%
Indiana:

46.2%

Average BMI:
New Castle:

28.6
Indiana:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
New Castle:

20.1%
Indiana:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.6%
Indiana:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
New Castle:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.5%
Indiana:

33.9%

General health condition:
New Castle:

57.2%
Indiana:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
New Castle:

78.2%
Indiana:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of New Castle, IN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 33$133,712$48,6230$0
Firefighters 29$119,554$49,4710$0
Water Supply 22$79,256$43,2310$0
Health 19$114,363$72,22916$35,700
Sewerage 17$61,024$43,0760$0
Streets and Highways 12$39,069$39,0690$0
Parks and Recreation 8$25,854$38,7810$0
Other Government Administration 8$27,444$41,1667$4,375
Transit 6$18,405$36,8100$0
Solid Waste Management 5$15,026$36,0620$0
Financial Administration 4$14,054$42,1620$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$12,803$51,2121$638
Other and Unallocable 2$6,022$36,1320$0
Police - Other 2$4,377$26,26227$18,418
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$2,163
Totals for Government 170$670,963$47,36253$61,295

New Castle government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $5,080,000 ($296.85)
    General - Other: $927,000 ($54.17)
    Regular Highways: $208,000 ($12.15)
    Water Utilities: $61,000 ($3.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.06)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $10,618,000 ($620.46)
    Sewerage: $5,778,000 ($337.64)
    Central Staff Services: $3,562,000 ($208.15)
    Water Utilities: $3,351,000 ($195.82)
    Police Protection: $2,405,000 ($140.54)
    Health - Other: $1,953,000 ($114.12)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,919,000 ($112.14)
    Regular Highways: $1,486,000 ($86.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $992,000 ($57.97)
    Transit Utilities: $367,000 ($21.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $364,000 ($21.27)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $262,000 ($15.31)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $225,000 ($13.15)
    Financial Administration: $218,000 ($12.74)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $159,000 ($9.29)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $132,000 ($7.71)
    General Public Buildings: $86,000 ($5.03)
    Air Transportation: $75,000 ($4.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $975,000 ($56.97)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $253,000 ($14.78)
    Other - Central Staff Services: $77,000 ($4.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $192,000 ($11.22)
    Police Protection: $46,000 ($2.69)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $33,069,000 ($1932.39)

New Castle government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $15,229,000 ($889.91)
    Other: $1,720,000 ($100.51)
    Hospital Public: $1,700,000 ($99.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $970,000 ($56.68)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $351,000 ($20.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $78,000 ($4.56)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($0.41)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $143,000 ($8.36)
    Highways: $100,000 ($5.84)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $69,000 ($4.03)
    Donations From Private Sources: $67,000 ($3.92)
    General Revenue - Other: $58,000 ($3.39)
    Fines and Forfeits: $4,000 ($0.23)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,550,000 ($324.31)
    Transit Utilities: $13,000 ($0.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,172,000 ($68.49)
    General Local Government Support: $761,000 ($44.47)
    Transit Utilities: $374,000 ($21.85)
    Other: $175,000 ($10.23)
  • Tax - Property: $5,941,000 ($347.16)
    Individual Income: $860,000 ($50.25)
    Motor Vehicle License: $310,000 ($18.11)
    Public Utilities Sales: $299,000 ($17.47)
    Other License: $147,000 ($8.59)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $146,000 ($8.53)
    Amusements Sales: $125,000 ($7.30)

New Castle government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,537,000 ($1083.21)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,537,000 ($1083.21)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,570,000 ($617.66)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,570,000 ($617.66)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $516,000 ($30.15)
    End of Fiscal Year: $516,000 ($30.15)

New Castle government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,142,000 ($358.91)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,055,000 ($1171.92)

5.32% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,793 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
Indiana average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Madison County, IN  0.71% ($37,597 average AGI)
from Hancock County, IN  0.69% ($50,984)
from Delaware County, IN  0.63% ($31,913)


5.64% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,001 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
Indiana average:

6.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Madison County, IN  0.88% ($35,377 average AGI)
to Delaware County, IN  0.66% ($39,959)
to Hancock County, IN  0.63% ($37,922)
Businesses in New Castle, IN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Long John Silver's1
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's2
Applebee's1Papa John's Pizza1
Arby's1Penske1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Big O Tires1RadioShack1
Burger King1Sears1
CVS1Steak 'n Shake1
Curves1Subway1
Dairy Queen1T-Mobile1
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx2U-Haul2
GNC1UPS5
GameStop1Walgreens1
H&R Block1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
Kroger1White Castle1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1
Little Caesars Pizza1

Strongest AM radio stations in New Castle:

  • WMDH (1550 AM; 0 kW; NEW CASTLE, IN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING 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.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXFN (1340 AM; 1 kW; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: MUNCIE SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WXLW (950 AM; 5 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN)
  • WBRI (1500 AM; daytime; 5 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN)
  • WNTS (1590 AM; 5 kW; BEECH GROVE, IN; Owner: S + M BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WHBU (1240 AM; 1 kW; ANDERSON, IN; Owner: INDIANA SABRECOM, INC.)

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.)
  • WBSH (91.1 FM; HAGERSTOWN, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WNOU (93.1 FM; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGNR-FM (97.9 FM; ANDERSON, IN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WFMS (95.5 FM; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: WFMS LICO, INC)
  • WYXB (105.7 FM; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WZPL (99.5 FM; GREENFIELD, IN; Owner: MYSTAR COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WERK (104.9 FM; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: INDIANA SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WFMG (101.3 FM; RICHMOND, IN; Owner: RODGERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQLK (96.1 FM; RICHMOND, IN; Owner: BREWER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WENS (97.1 FM; SHELBYVILLE, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WQME (98.7 FM; ANDERSON, IN; Owner: ANDERSON UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WIFE (100.3 FM; CONNERSVILLE, IN; Owner: RODGERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHTI (96.7 FM; ALEXANDRIA, IN; Owner: INDIANA SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBSB (89.5 FM; ANDERSON, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBST (92.1 FM; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKPW (90.7 FM; KNIGHTSTOWN, IN; Owner: IN SOLDIERS & SAILORS CHILDRENS HME)

TV broadcast stations around New Castle:

  • WIPB (Channel 49; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WNDY-TV (Channel 23; MARION, IN; Owner: UPN STATIONS GROUP INC.)
  • WMUN-LP (Channel 26; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: FULL GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP, MUNCIE IND.)
  • WPTO (Channel 14; OXFORD, OH; Owner: GREATER DAYTON PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTHR (Channel 13; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: VIDEOINDIANA, INC.)
  • WTTK (Channel 29; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: TRIBUNE BROADCAST HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WXIN (Channel 59; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WISH-TV (Channel 8; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of New Castle fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 42Number of bridges
  • 331ft / 101mTotal length
  • $2,150,000Total costs
  • 166,034Total average daily traffic
  • 44,947Total average daily truck traffic
  • 181,889Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in New Castle, IN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 51950-1959
  • 101960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 81990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for New Castle, IN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in New Castle)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 210 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in New Castle, IN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 188 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in New Castle)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in New Castle)

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fires per year is 132. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 245 took place in 2008, and the least - 12 in 2014. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in New Castle, IN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (41.9%), and Structure Fires (34.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in New Castle, IN
    • 88241.9%Outside Fires
    • 71734.0%Structure Fires
    • 26812.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 24011.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for New Castle, IN
Most common first names in New Castle, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary30878.9 years
James27571.3 years
William27074.2 years
John22074.3 years
Robert20072.1 years
Charles17572.8 years
George11675.2 years
Ruth9879.1 years
Helen8878.5 years
Betty7971.9 years
Most common last names in New Castle, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15873.9 years
Davis12274.1 years
Brown9774.6 years
Williams6876.3 years
Miller6576.3 years
Johnson6575.1 years
Thompson6476.3 years
White5874.1 years
Jones5474.4 years
Bell5074.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in New Castle, IN
  • 83.1%Utility gas
  • 14.7%Electricity
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in New Castle, IN
  • 63.2%Utility gas
  • 34.8%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used


New Castle compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

New Castle on our top lists:

  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
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