New Castle, DE
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New Castle is a somewhat small city located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 5,382 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.

New Castle is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (20.93%), management occupations (11.38%), and teaching (5.86%).

Also of interest is that New Castle has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The overall education level of New Castle is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.05% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in New Castle in 2010 was $32,433, which is upper middle income relative to Delaware, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,732 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. New Castle also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.01% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in New Castle include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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