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New Castle, IN Micropolitan Area

Counties include: Henry

Largest City: New Castle (2012 population: 17,805)

Population per Square Mile: 125.1

Square Miles: 391.9

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)49,46250.8%6,483,797
Today (2013)49,04450.7%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*47,66470.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.8%14 1.3%

*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 -1,179
Net International Migration420 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-10125-0.4%25,992

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2012NumberRank of 25Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,574125.2%6.5%
School Age (5 to 17)8,081816.4%17.8%
College Age (18 to 24)3,97668.1%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)12,023524.4%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)14,275528.9%26.5%
Seniors (65 and older)8,416517.1%13.6%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2012NumberRank of 25Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone80210.2%0.4%
Asian Alone179180.4%1.8%
Black Alone1,25342.5%9.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone6230.0%0.1%
White47,217595.7%86.6%
Two or More Race Groups61051.2%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic48,589598.5%93.7%
Hispanic756171.5%6.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 25Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2012 (includes detail not shown below)18,7416100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,3881618.1%20.2%
Married Without Children6,494534.7%30.1%
Single Parents1,66018.9%9.8%
Living Alone5,322428.4%27.6%

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 2012 (estimate)21,2025100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2012 (includes vacant units)21,2905100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)14,085666.2%62.6%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)4,656421.9%26.1%

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 2012$30,9172281.1%$38,119
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, 2011456140.5%83,750
Births to Teens, 201150140.6%8,010
Deaths, 201155741.0%58,154

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2012NumberRank of 25Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force21,83950.7%3,168,712
Employed19,67360.7%2,911,603
Unemployed2,16650.8%257,109
Annual Unemployment Rate9.96122.2%8.1
February 2014 Unemployment Rate7.85113.0%6.9

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

Earnings by Industry, 2012 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
IMPORTANT: The BEA is no longer producing employment by industry for counties. For more information on the loss of data due to
sequestration, go to http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/bea_fy2013_budget_impact.pdf.
Total by place of work$632,741100.0%
Wage and Salary$425,81067.3%
Farm Proprietors$26,8264.2%
Nonfarm Proprietors$67,50510.7%
Farm$30,8274.9%
Nonfarm$601,91495.1%
Private$453,67571.7%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$17,8082.8%
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$2,0810.3%
  Construction$41,3876.5%
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information$6,0831.0%
  Manufacturing$113,10217.9%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.$10,9331.7%
  Retail Trade$49,4677.8%
  Trans., Warehousing$13,5212.1%
  Wholesale Trade$18,8933.0%
  Other Private (not above)$105,964*16.7%*
Government$148,23923.4%

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, 2012UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed16100.0%100.0%$2,535$2,349,911
Single-Family16100.0%73.4%$2,535$2,063,972
2-Family00.0%1.9%$0$23,703
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$15,508
5+ Family00.0%23.1%$0$246,728

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 2012
Percent of Region
Kennard4660.9%
Knightstown2,1484.4%
Lewisville3620.7%
Middletown2,2824.6%
Mooreland3670.7%
Mount Summit3480.7%
New Castle17,80536.2%
Spiceland8761.8%
Straughn2200.4%
Sulphur Springs3880.8%
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