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New Castle, IN Micropolitan Area

Counties include: Henry

Largest City: New Castle (2017 population: 17,351)

Population per Square Mile: 123.7

Square Miles: 391.9

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)49,46660.8%6,484,125
Today (2017)48,47660.7%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*47,66480.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.0%15 2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank of 25Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration1902 -976
Net International Migration718 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-8223-0.4%22,545

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 2016 (includes detail not shown below)17,9267100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,8142215.7%19.0%
Married Without Children6,185734.5%30.0%
Single Parents1,66119.3%9.7%
Living Alone4,993427.9%28.2%

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 2017 (estimate)21,2285100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)21,1555100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)13,013861.5%61.0%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)4,913523.2%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 2016$35,0732081.4%$43,097
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20176541.0%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20175,25830.8%656,297
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, 2016471140.6%83,063
Births to Teens, 201542120.7%5,876
Deaths, 201560441.0%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank of 25Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force22,122100.7%3,320,409
Annual Unemployment Rate3.710105.7%3.5
May 2018 Unemployment Rate3.47106.3%3.2

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work17,713100.0%$685,345100.0%$38,692
Wage and Salary13,24774.8%$475,16369.3%$35,869
Farm Proprietors6123.5%$5,4500.8%$8,905
Nonfarm Proprietors3,85421.8%$74,38410.9%$19,300
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,2347.0%$21,5143.1%$17,434
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2731.5%$3,0190.4%$11,059
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,3217.5%$49,4577.2%$37,439
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4282.4%$12,9561.9%$30,271
  Retail Trade2,25912.8%$57,8958.4%$25,629
  Trans., Warehousing4562.6%$21,9453.2%$48,125
  Wholesale Trade5893.3%$31,7214.6%$53,856
  Other Private (not above)3,664*20.7%*$115,423*16.8%*$31,502*

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed34100.0%100.0%$7,339$4,583,500
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family00.0%23.4%$0$469,056

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 2017
Percent of Region
Mount Summit3350.7%
New Castle17,35135.8%
Sulphur Springs3760.8%
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