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 11,823 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 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, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.26 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.

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. 68.64% 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 $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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Newcastle's cultural character, accounting for 31.73% of the city’s population.

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


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