For population 25 years and over in New Castle:
For population 15 years and over in New Castle city:
473 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,421 (2.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Youngstown, OH (17.3 miles , pop. 82,026).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (43.0 miles , pop. 334,563).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (282.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Oakland, PA (1.0 miles ), South New Castle borough, PA (1.2 miles ), New Castle Northwest, PA (1.3 miles ), Oakwood, PA (1.3 miles ), Wampum borough, PA (2.7 miles ), Bessemer borough, PA (2.8 miles ), New Beaver borough, PA (2.9 miles ), New Wilmington borough, PA (2.9 miles ).
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Latitude: 41.00 N, Longitude: 80.34 WNickname or alias (official or unofficial): Fireworks Capital
Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,713 (+14.1%)
Area code: 724
City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime in New Castle detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 41 (37 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -2,055 (-7.2%).
Work and jobs in New Castle: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in New Castle, Pennsylvania
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
New Castle-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/31/1985, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 15.9 miles away from the New Castle city center killed 18 people and injured 310 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.6 miles away from the city center killed 16 people and injured 125 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:New Castle-area historical earthquake activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 34.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 59.5 miles away from New Castle center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 69.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/20/2006 at 20:11:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 74.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/2007 at 23:18:16, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.4 miles away from New Castle center
On 10/16/1993 at 06:30:05, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.6 miles away from the city 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 Lawrence County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Mark Mangino - Football coach, Jack Cole (artist) - Comic book artist and cartoonist, Lance Nimmo - 2005 NFL player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, born: Sep 13, 1979), Matt DeSalvo - Baseball player, Mike Marshall (musician) - Mandolinist, Raymond P. Shafer - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Herbert Robbins - Mathematician, Robert Sterling - Actor, Jack Zduriencik - Baseball executives, Charlie Bennett - Major League Baseball player.
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Local government website: www.newcastlepa.org
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 21.2. This is about average. There were 23 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.64. This is significantly worse than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.7 miles away from the city center.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0854. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.0930. This is significantly better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 11.3. This is worse than average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in New Castle and their reported violations in the past:CEDAR ACRES MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:HITTERS HACKERS AND HOOPS (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:LAST MINIT MART LAUREL (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:COUNTRY ROADS MHP (Population served: 79, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:HILL HOUSE RESTAURANT (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:LAST MINIT MART (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:JOHNSONS SISTERS CAFE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:LAST MINIT MART JAMESTOWN (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
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Drinking water stations with addresses in New Castle that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 19.3%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.8% for Black residents, 23.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 76.5% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 47.6% for two or more races residents)
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New Castle compared to Pennsylvania state average:
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Religion statistics for New Castle (based on Lawrence County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.26%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 15
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Number of full-service restaurants: 59
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
3.32% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,106 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.06% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,737 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of New Castle fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2009 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 31See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for New Castle, PA
Total length: 420 meters (1,378ft)
Total costs: $47,000
Total average daily traffic: 129,943
Total average daily truck traffic: 10,717
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 142 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in New Castle)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in New Castle, PA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 8 (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: 168 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in New Castle)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in New Castle)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 41 patent applications in 2008-2013.