Newcastle is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 11,681 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 93.03% 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 (17.89%), sales jobs (13.95%), and business and financial occupations (9.72%).
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.
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.
In Newcastle, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.67 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though Newcastle is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
If knowledge is power, Newcastle is a pretty powerful place. 68.71% 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 2010 was $60,857, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $243,428 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 Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Newcastle's cultural character, accounting for 28.51% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Newcastle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Korean.