New Castle is a medium-sized city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 22,375 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, New Castle is the 37th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in New Castle was built prior to World War II, 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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in New Castle who work in office and administrative support (15.32%), sales jobs (11.64%), and food service (6.80%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of New Castle rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.20% of adults 25 and older in New Castle have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in New Castle in 2010 was $19,206, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,824 for a family of four.
New Castle is a somewhat 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 German, Irish, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in New Castle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.