New Castle, DE

New Castle profile

Living in New Castle

New Castle is a somewhat small city located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 5,392 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, New Castle is the 14th largest community in Delaware. New Castle has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, New Castle is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, New Castle is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Castle who work in office and administrative support (17.58%), management occupations (10.68%), and business and financial occupations (9.49%).

In terms of college education, New Castle is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.07% of adults in New Castle have a college degree.

The per capita income in New Castle in 2018 was $43,969, which is wealthy relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $175,876 for a family of four. However, New Castle contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

New Castle is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call New Castle home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Castle residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in New Castle include Irish, English, Italian, German, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in New Castle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.