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New Castle, IN Micropolitan Area

Counties include: Henry

Largest City: New Castle (2013 population: 17,694)

Population per Square Mile: 125.0

Square Miles: 391.9

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)49,46250.8%6,483,797
Today (2014)48,99550.7%6,596,855
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*47,66470.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.9%13 1.7%

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

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank of 25Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-10314 -1,515
Net International Migration420 10,400
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-10125-0.4%25,233

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2013NumberRank of 25Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,390134.9%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)7,929816.2%17.7%
College Age (18 to 24)4,09068.3%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)11,865524.2%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)14,128528.8%26.4%
Seniors (65 and older)8,642517.6%13.9%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013NumberRank of 25Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone79210.2%0.4%
Asian Alone193170.4%1.9%
Black Alone1,28042.6%9.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone6230.0%0.1%
White46,858595.5%86.3%
Two or More Race Groups62851.3%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic48,251598.4%93.6%
Hispanic793161.6%6.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 25Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2013 (includes detail not shown below)18,3677100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,0092116.4%19.8%
Married Without Children6,371734.7%30.1%
Single Parents1,73219.4%9.8%
Living Alone5,326429.0%27.7%

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 2013 (estimate)21,1015100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2013 (includes vacant units)21,2115100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)13,472863.5%62.0%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)4,895423.1%26.6%

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

EducationNumberRank of 25Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 7,52180.7%1,115,499
Public7,52170.7%1,039,411

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 2013$32,0511983.0%$38,622
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201310930.9%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 20138,13230.9%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20133,78960.7%509,427

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, 2012476160.6%83,250
Births to Teens, 201238230.5%7,431
Deaths, 201359941.0%60,445

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank of 25Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force21,92260.7%3,191,866
Employed20,03180.7%2,947,114
Unemployed1,89150.8%244,752
Annual Unemployment Rate8.67111.7%7.7
January 2015 Unemployment Rate7.84116.4%6.7

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2013 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work17,893100.0%$677,199100.0%$37,847
Wage and Salary12,93172.3%$435,88564.4%$33,709
Farm Proprietors6563.7%$52,9857.8%$80,770
Nonfarm Proprietors4,30624.1%$71,20110.5%$16,535
Farm8074.5%$58,1148.6%$72,012
Nonfarm17,08695.5%$619,08591.4%$36,233
Private14,02778.4%$470,89469.5%$33,571
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,0025.6%$17,1482.5%$17,114
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3211.8%$2,9970.4%$9,336
  Construction1,1866.6%$46,9676.9%$39,601
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information1761.0%$7,0951.0%$40,313
  Manufacturing2,05311.5%$117,12517.3%$57,051
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4722.6%$10,8821.6%$23,055
  Retail Trade2,23012.5%$54,7508.1%$24,552
  Trans., Warehousing3962.2%$12,6071.9%$31,836
  Wholesale Trade4242.4%$20,8113.1%$49,083
  Other Private (not above)3,888*21.7%*$108,835*16.1%*$27,993*
Government3,05917.1%$148,19121.9%$48,444

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, 2013UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed13100.0%100.0%$2,297$3,065,788
Single-Family13100.0%67.3%$2,297$2,631,508
2-Family00.0%2.2%$0$38,302
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$13,598
5+ Family00.0%29.6%$0$382,380

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

NamePopulation
in 2013
Percent of Region
Kennard4620.9%
Knightstown2,1304.3%
Lewisville3610.7%
Middletown2,2634.6%
Mooreland3600.7%
Mount Summit3470.7%
New Castle17,69436.1%
Spiceland8701.8%
Straughn2190.4%
Sulphur Springs3870.8%
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