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New Castle, IN Micropolitan Area

Counties include: Henry

Largest City: New Castle (2019 population: 17,113)

Population per Square Mile: 122.4

Square Miles: 391.9

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)49,46660.8%6,484,051
Today (2019)47,97260.7%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*45,77680.6%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-3.0%18 3.8%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank of 25Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-6013 3,997
Net International Migration422 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-10124-0.5%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2019NumberRank of 25Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,321134.8%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)7,4171115.5%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)3,85078.0%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)11,773524.5%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)13,347627.8%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)9,264619.3%16.1%

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of 25Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone118200.2%0.4%
Asian Alone216180.5%2.6%
Black Alone1,31442.7%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone16190.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups68661.4%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 25Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (includes detail not shown below)18,4087100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,0502216.6%18.6%
Married Without Children6,234733.9%29.9%
Single Parents1,66219.0%9.5%
Living Alone4,790526.0%28.5%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank of 25Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2019 (estimate)21,2505100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)21,2335100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)13,543863.8%61.3%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)4,865522.9%27.6%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank of 25Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 6,866100.6%1,111,333

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank of 25Percent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2018$38,3362181.3%$47,149
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20195241.0%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 20194,66430.8%581,821
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20203,269110.6%507,739

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of 25Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2017450150.5%82,170
Births to Teens, 201736120.7%5,152
Deaths, 201766941.0%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2019NumberRank of 25Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force22,165100.7%3,387,366
Annual Unemployment Rate3.310100.0%3.3
May 2020 Unemployment Rate12.611105.9%11.9

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work18,268100.0%$768,490100.0%$42,068
Wage and Salary13,82775.7%$535,78569.7%$38,749
Farm Proprietors5913.2%$12,1271.6%$20,519
Nonfarm Proprietors3,85021.1%$83,03810.8%$21,568
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,1596.3%$22,3242.9%$19,261
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2851.6%$3,2940.4%$11,558
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,3557.4%$52,9406.9%$39,070
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4352.4%$13,2811.7%$30,531
  Retail Trade2,18111.9%$59,3607.7%$27,217
  Trans., Warehousing4762.6%$20,6662.7%$43,416
  Wholesale Trade7103.9%$39,0385.1%$54,983
  Other Private (not above)3,645*20.0%*$127,454*16.6%*$34,967*

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed54100.0%100.0%$8,127$4,988,366
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.7%$0$26,551
5+ Family00.0%24.6%$0$615,228

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in New Castle, IN Micropolitan Area

in 2019
Percent of Region
Mount Summit3310.7%
New Castle17,11335.7%
Sulphur Springs3710.8%
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