Newcastle, WA
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Newcastle is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 11,370 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 89.83% 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 (16.81%), sales jobs (12.18%), and business and financial occupations (9.36%).

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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Newcastle really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Newcastle perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Newcastle. 62.30% 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 $55,798, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $223,192 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.

In addition, Newcastle has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (28.24%).

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

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