Greencastle is a somewhat small city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 10,401 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Greencastle is the 77th largest community in Indiana.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Greencastle is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Greencastle is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greencastle who work in office and administrative support (10.74%), teaching (10.57%), and food service (7.81%).
Greencastle is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Greencastle area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Greencastle maintain a good economy.
One of the benefits of Greencastle is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.84 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small city, Greencastle doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Greencastle citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.42% of adults 25 and older in Greencastle have a college degree.
The per capita income in Greencastle in 2010 was $19,254, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,016 for a family of four. However, Greencastle contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Greencastle home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Greencastle residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Greencastle include Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Greencastle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.