Newcastle, WA
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Living in Newcastle


Newcastle is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 12,292 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Newcastle is the 83rd largest community in Washington.

Newcastle home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Newcastle real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Newcastle is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.48% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Newcastle is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newcastle who work in management occupations (15.60%), sales jobs (13.65%), and healthcare (10.21%).

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.11% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Newcastle is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Newcastle a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Newcastle has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Newcastle’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Newcastle is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Newcastle, the average commute to work is 32.26 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

In Newcastle, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Newcastle is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Newcastle is a pretty powerful place. 68.64% of the adults in Newcastle have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Newcastle in 2018 was $63,579, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $254,316 for a family of four.

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

Newcastle also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 31.73%.

The most common language spoken in Newcastle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Korean.


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