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The City of New Castle had a population of 5,602 as of July 1, 2022.
The primary coordinate point for New Castle is located at latitude 39.6621 and longitude -75.5663 in New Castle County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Castle encompass a land area of 3.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. New Castle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.
The City of New Castle has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of New Castle is located within New Castle Division of New Castle County.
Alternate Unofficial Names for New Castle: Aresapa, Cannekonkan, Delaware Town, Fort Casimir, Fort Casimires, Fort Kasimier, Fort Trefalldigheet, Fort Trinity, Macherish Kitton, Neu Castle, Neucastle, New Amstel, New Castel, New Castl, New Castle Town, New Castle Towne, Newcastle, Newcastle Town, Nieu Causeland, Nieuwer-Amstel, Niew Amstel, Sandhocken, Santhoeck, Tamakonck, Tamecongh, Trefaldighet, Trefalldigheet.
|Total Population||5,602 (100%)|
|Population in Households||5,595 (99.9%)|
|Population in Families||4,187 (74.7%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||7 ( 0.1%)|
|Median Household Income||$75,663|
|Average Household Income||$116,227|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||17%|
|Per Capita Income||$51,993|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||2,633 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,600 (60.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||903 (34.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||130 ( 4.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$244,086|
|Average Home Value||$324,063|
|Housing Affordability Index3||155|
|Average Household Size||2.24|
|Average Family Size||3.00|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.51%|
|Per Capita Income||2.61%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.36%|
The table below compares New Castle to the other 79 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 21||75th|
|Population Density||# 29||65th|
|Median Household Income||# 31||62nd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 62||78th|
|Per Capita Income||# 20||76th|
|Diversity Index||# 33||59th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Delaware Census Data Comparison Tool.