New Castle is a medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 17,621 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, New Castle is the 48th largest community in Indiana.
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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in New Castle who work in office and administrative support (14.40%), sales jobs (8.92%), and food service (6.13%).
The percentage of people in New Castle with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.81% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in New Castle in 2010 was $17,292, which is low income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,168 for a family of four.
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, Scottish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in New Castle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.