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New Castle, IN Micropolitan Area

Counties include: Henry

Largest City: New Castle (2015 population: 17,621)

Population per Square Mile: 125.0

Square Miles: 391.9

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)49,46260.8%6,484,229
Today (2015)48,98560.7%6,619,680
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*47,66480.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.0%12 2.1%

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

Components of Population Change, 2014-2015NumberRank of 25Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-8512 -14,881
Net International Migration818 12,574
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-3222-0.1%25,260

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2015NumberRank of 25Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,492125.1%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)7,764915.8%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)4,03478.2%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)11,900524.3%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)13,813628.2%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)8,982518.3%14.6%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of 25Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone83220.2%0.4%
Asian Alone205180.4%2.1%
Black Alone1,30942.7%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone6230.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups68051.4%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 2014 (includes detail not shown below)18,2147100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,8732215.8%19.4%
Married Without Children6,383735.0%30.1%
Single Parents1,64819.0%9.9%
Living Alone5,272428.9%27.8%

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 2015 (estimate)21,1075100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2014 (includes vacant units)21,2205100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)13,363963.0%61.6%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)4,851522.9%27.1%

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

EducationNumberRank of 25Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2015/2016 Total Reported) 7,41690.7%1,108,151

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 20158041.0%8,338
Food Stamp Recipients in 20157,03030.9%810,606
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20163,61460.7%504,539

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, 2014483150.6%84,080
Births to Teens, 201443110.7%6,277
Deaths, 201456040.9%60,798

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2015NumberRank of 25Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force21,597100.7%3,265,761
Annual Unemployment Rate5.35110.4%4.8
September 2016 Unemployment Rate4.39102.4%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, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed31100.0%100.0%$4,823$3,737,044
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$31,656
5+ Family825.8%27.2%$400$722,054

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 2015
Percent of Region
Mount Summit3470.7%
New Castle17,62136.0%
Sulphur Springs3860.8%
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