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Population in 2012: 154 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.0%
 

Males: 88  (57.2%)
Females: 66  (42.8%)

Median resident age:  37.3 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip code: 24127

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,733 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
New Castle:

$30,733
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,041

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $45,522 (it was $65,000 in 2000)
New Castle:

$45,522
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $81,562; Detached houses: $81,562

Median gross rent in 2012: $556.

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  • White alone - 150 (98.0%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in New Castle: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (26.6%), Welsh (24.9%), German (11.8%), Irish (9.2%), Scottish (3.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1911

Elevation: 1310 feet

Land area: 0.16 square miles.

Population density: 951 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in New Castle:

  • High school or higher: 79.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in New Castle town:

  • Never married: 13.0%
  • Now married: 40.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.2%
  • Divorced: 44.6%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.7%
Virginia:  11.6%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 12 registered sex offenders living in New Castle, Virginia as of October 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in New Castle to the number of sex offenders is 13 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $859 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $625 (0.8%)

New Castle satellite photo by USGS

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 ), Glenvar, VA (4.0 miles ), Cherry Hill, VA (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 37.50 N, Longitude: 80.11 W

Area code: 540

New Castle household income distribution New Castle home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.6%
Virginia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +27 (+17.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (54%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (33%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (18%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Carpenters (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Electricians (7%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5%)
  • Cashiers (21%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (15%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)


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Tornado activity:

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).
New Castle topographic map

Birthplace of: Bill Kay - Major League Baseball outfielder, Wheeler Bryson Lipes - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal.


Hospitals/medical centers near New Castle:

  • GLEBE, THE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; DALEVILLE, VA)
  • BRIAN CENTER HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; FINCASTLE, VA)
  • CARRINGTON PLACE AT BOTETOURT COMMONS (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; DALEVILLE, VA)

Political contributions by individuals in New Castle, VA

Airports located in New Castle:

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

  • National College-Salem (about 15 miles; Salem, VA; Full-time enrollment: 4,851)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 20 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 26 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 27,887)
  • Radford University (about 35 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 7,927)
  • Washington and Lee University (about 42 miles; Lexington, VA; FT enrollment: 2,152)
  • New River Community College (about 43 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • Concord University (about 51 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,364)

Public high school in New Castle:

Public elementary/middle school in New Castle:

Private elementary/middle school in New Castle:

  • BOYS WOODS SCHOOL (Students: 14; Location: 700 SCENIC VIEW LN; Grades: 8 - 11; Boys only)
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Library in New Castle:

  • CRAIG COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $24,132; Location: 303 MAIN STREET; 4,605 books; 314 audio materials; 548 video materials; 18 state licensed databases; 2 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • You can also get WSLS-TV Newschanel 10 in New Castle as well. I've lived there for nine years and it's actually the best one if you're using antennas.

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Park in New Castle: New Castle Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Court: Department Of Juvenile Justice 25th District Court Service Unit (182 Main Street).

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.6. This is about average.
City:

31.6
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 6.75. This is better than average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
City:

6.75
U.S.:

9.39
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.
City:

9.59
U.S.:

9.59

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:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.5%

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  58.2%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.0%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

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

New Castle compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in New Castle (2011 data):

  • Carter Bank & Trust: New Castle Branch at 181 Main Street, branch established on 1917/06/01. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices
  • Farmers & Merchants Bank of Craig County: Farmers & Merchants Bank Of Craig Co at 306 Main Street, branch established on 1917/05/02. Info updated 2008/07/08: Bank assets: $52.4 mil, Deposits: $43.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


New Castle travel time to work - commute


New Castle mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (46%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Other fuel (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for New Castle town (based on Craig County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.45%
Here46.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents59.5%21.4%13.1%3.9%2.2%
Congregations30.8%38.5%7.7%15.4%7.7%
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: 2
Craig County:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.8%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Craig County:

27.4%
State:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Craig County:

24.6%
State:

18.6%

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 0$0 1$286
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$375
Totals for Government 0$0 6$661

New Castle government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $13,000 ($84.42)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($32.47)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($12.99)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($6.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($6.49)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $6,000 ($38.96)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $13,000 ($84.42)

New Castle government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $29,000 ($188.31)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($38.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000 ($38.96)
    Electric Utilities: $1,000 ($6.49)
  • Tax - Property: $5,000 ($32.47)
    Total General Sales: $2,000 ($12.99)
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,000 ($12.99)

New Castle government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $159,000 ($1032.47)

6.24% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,405 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
Virginia average:

11.06%

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:
from Roanoke city, VA  1.08% ($34,550 average AGI)
from Roanoke County, VA  0.86% ($37,250)
from Salem city, VA  0.86% ($51,188)


5.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,238 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
Virginia average:

10.78%

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:
to Montgomery County, VA  0.87% ($22,875 average AGI)
to Roanoke County, VA  0.81% ($33,000)
to Salem city, VA  0.70% ($31,462)

Strongest AM radio stations in New Castle:

  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WFIR (960 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WTOY (1480 AM; 5 kW; SALEM, VA; Owner: WARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRIS (1410 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WRIS INC.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSLW (1310 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WPIN (810 AM; daytime; 4 kW; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: DUBLIN RADIO)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in New Castle:

  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WMGR-FM (104.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WYYD-FM1 (107.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WYYD LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPAR (91.3 FM; SALEM, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZZI (101.5 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJJS-FM (106.1 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WIQO-FM (100.9 FM; COVINGTON, VA; Owner: WKEY, INC.)
  • W279AC (103.7 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WCHG (107.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around New Castle:

  • WSET-TV (Channel 13; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: WSET INCORPORATED)
  • WJPR (Channel 21; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • W34CU (Channel 34; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WBRA-TV (Channel 15; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Lot 6 Market St. (Lat: 37.505750 Lon: -80.106194), Type: Pole, Structure height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: KNKA441
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/05/2008, Expiration Date: 01/22/2018, Certifier: John T Scott Iii
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, Licensingcompliance@verizonwireless.Com, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Potts Mtn, Potts Mountain Road New Castle, Virginia 24127 (Lat: 37.542500 Lon: -80.217333), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.3 m, Overall height: 82 m, Call Sign: WQPA793
    Assigned Frequencies: 6775.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/22/2012, Expiration Date: 03/22/2022, Certifier: Michael E Bolton
    Registrant: Virginia Department Of State Police, 7700 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23261-7472, Phone: (804) 674-4644, Fax: (804) 674-2602, Email:

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:

  • Fire: 27
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - New Castle


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

Businesses in New Castle, VA

  • Subway: 1

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Top Patent Applicants
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  • Daniel M. Early (6)
  • Benjamin Aaron Boardwine (1)

Total of 7 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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