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New Castle, IN Micropolitan Area

Counties include: Henry

Largest City: New Castle (2014 population: 17,653)

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, 2013-2014NumberRank of 25Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration544 -7,849
Net International Migration917 10,472
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-9325-0.4%24,994

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2014NumberRank of 25Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,386144.9%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)7,834816.0%17.6%
College Age (18 to 24)4,08968.3%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)11,928524.3%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)13,947528.5%26.3%
Seniors (65 and older)8,811518.0%14.3%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2014NumberRank of 25Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone80210.2%0.4%
Asian Alone196180.4%2.0%
Black Alone1,30742.7%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone6240.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups67051.4%1.9%
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 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 2014 (estimate)21,1395100.0%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 (2014/2015 Total Reported) 7,53190.7%1,130,285

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 2014$32,8002282.9%$39,578
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20149531.0%9,498
Food Stamp Recipients in 20147,80730.9%878,155
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20143,76760.7%514,128

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, 2013502110.6%83,115
Births to Teens, 20135080.7%6,810
Deaths, 201359941.0%60,445

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2014NumberRank of 25Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force21,52770.7%3,230,540
Annual Unemployment Rate6.94115.0%6.0
October 2015 Unemployment Rate4.57107.1%4.2

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2014 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work17,901100.0%$666,138100.0%$37,212
Wage and Salary12,96172.4%$446,56167.0%$34,454
Farm Proprietors6233.5%$31,6564.8%$50,812
Nonfarm Proprietors4,31724.1%$68,83210.3%$15,944
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,0575.9%$18,6102.8%$17,606
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3081.7%$2,7950.4%$9,075
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,5198.5%$55,6828.4%$36,657
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4452.5%$10,1451.5%$22,798
  Retail Trade2,27512.7%$55,9488.4%$24,593
  Trans., Warehousing3862.2%$12,8511.9%$33,293
  Wholesale Trade4272.4%$21,4143.2%$50,150
  Other Private (not above)4,006*22.4%*$113,356*17.0%*$28,297*

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, 2014UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed18100.0%100.0%$4,757$3,222,176
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.1%$0$18,185
5+ Family00.0%28.7%$0$415,155

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 2014
Percent of Region
Mount Summit3460.7%
New Castle17,65336.0%
Sulphur Springs3860.8%
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