For population 25 years and over in New Castle:
For population 15 years and over in New Castle town:
4 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $872 (1.9%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (17.7 miles , pop. 94,911).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (99.6 miles , pop. 223,891).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (318.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Daleville, VA (3.5 miles ), Fincastle, VA (3.6 miles ), Hollins, VA (3.8 miles ), Troutville, VA (3.8 miles ), Cloverdale, VA (3.9 miles ), Salem, VA (3.9 miles ), Laymantown, VA (4.2 miles ), Roanoke, VA (4.2 miles ).
Latitude: 37.50 N, Longitude: 80.11 W
Area code: 540
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +27 (+17.8%).
Average climate in New Castle, Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
New Castle-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 41.2 miles away from the New Castle town center killed one person and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 4/4/1974, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 14.6 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:New Castle-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 30.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 96.1 miles away from New Castle center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Craig County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Storms: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Bill Kay - Major League Baseball outfielder, Wheeler Bryson Lipes - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal.
Hospitals/medical centers near New Castle:
Airports located in New Castle:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to New Castle:
Public high school in New Castle:
Public elementary/middle school in New Castle:
See full list of schools located in New Castle
Private elementary/middle school in New Castle:
Library in New Castle:
User submitted facts and corrections:
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 22.6. This is about average. There were 23 monitors within city limits.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.0930. This is significantly better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.88. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 6.75. This is better than average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.59. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in New Castle and their reported violations in the past:PINE TOP RESTAURANT (Address: Highway 615 , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 9.9%
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
New Castle compared to Virginia state average:
Banks with branches in New Castle (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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 (based on Craig County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.45%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
New Castle government finances in 2002(per resident):
6.24% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,405 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:
5.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,238 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:
Strongest AM radio stations in New Castle:
Strongest FM radio stations in New Castle:
TV broadcast stations around New Castle:
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in New Castle)
FAA Registered Aircraft:15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in New Castle)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for New Castle, VA
Businesses in New Castle, VA
Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2013.