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New Castle, IN Micropolitan Area

Counties include: Henry

Largest City: New Castle (2016 population: 17,426)

Population per Square Mile: 123.8

Square Miles: 391.9

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)49,46260.8%6,484,136
Today (2016)48,52160.7%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*47,66480.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.9%15 2.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank of 25Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-28320 -12,135
Net International Migration125 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-8623-0.4%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank of 25Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,475125.1%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)7,5831115.6%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)3,90098.0%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)11,862524.4%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)13,679628.2%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)9,022518.6%14.9%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of 25Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone86220.2%0.4%
Asian Alone189170.4%2.2%
Black Alone1,27542.6%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone15130.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups63351.3%2.0%
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 2015 (includes detail not shown below)18,0107100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,7672415.4%19.2%
Married Without Children6,339735.2%30.0%
Single Parents1,71619.5%9.8%
Living Alone5,135428.5%28.0%

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 2016 (estimate)21,0905100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)21,3195100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)13,231962.1%61.9%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)4,779622.4%27.8%

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

EducationNumberRank of 25Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 7,34690.7%1,110,866

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 2015$33,5892480.1%$41,940
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20167341.0%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20165,94530.8%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20173,52070.7%495,330

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, 2015476140.6%84,008
Births to Teens, 201542120.7%5,876
Deaths, 201560441.0%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank of 25Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force22,147100.7%3,326,893
Annual Unemployment Rate4.611104.5%4.4
August 2017 Unemployment Rate4.37107.5%4.0

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work17,513100.0%$644,040100.0%$36,775
Wage and Salary13,04474.5%$457,77271.1%$35,094
Farm Proprietors6113.5%$-3,406-0.5%$-5,574
Nonfarm Proprietors3,85822.0%$68,05610.6%$17,640
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,1736.7%$19,9243.1%$16,986
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2791.6%$1,9140.3%$6,860
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,5058.6%$51,3428.0%$34,114
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4322.5%$12,3751.9%$28,646
  Retail Trade2,16912.4%$54,4038.4%$25,082
  Trans., Warehousing4042.3%$18,5692.9%$45,963
  Wholesale Trade5313.0%$28,3584.4%$53,405
  Other Private (not above)3,688*21.1%*$114,146*17.7%*$30,951*

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, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed51100.0%100.0%$7,350$3,875,847
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family2447.1%20.9%$1,800$372,642

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 2016
Percent of Region
Mount Summit3430.7%
New Castle17,42635.9%
Sulphur Springs3820.8%
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