Newcastle, WA
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Newcastle is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 11,567 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 91.68% 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 (17.06%), sales jobs (13.60%), and business and financial occupations (9.03%).

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.

Newcastle is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Newcastle’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Despite being a small city, Newcastle has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Newcastle. 65.81% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Newcastle in 2010 was $59,457, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $237,828 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Norwegian.

Newcastle also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.62%.

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

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