New Castle, PA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
85,907
0.468% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
45
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
12.3%
1.01% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$57,585
8.43% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$130,000
10.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
38,886
1.55% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, New Castle, PA had a population of 85.9k people with a median age of 45 and a median household income of $57,585. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of New Castle, PA declined from 86,311 to 85,907, a −0.468% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,106 to $57,585, a 8.43% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in New Castle, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.53%), White (Hispanic) (0.814%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.576%).

None of the households in New Castle, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.5% of the residents in New Castle, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in New Castle, PA are New Castle School of Trades (420 degrees awarded in 2022), Westminster College (216807) (319 degrees), and UPMC Jameson School of Nursing (49 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in New Castle, PA was $130,000, and the homeownership rate was 74.5%.

Most people in New Castle, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in New Castle, PA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

New Castle, PA is home to a population of 85.9k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.41% of New Castle, PA residents were born outside of the country (1.21k people).

In 2022, there were 23.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (77.7k people) in New Castle, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.27k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.03k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of New Castle, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in New Castle, PA was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in New Castle, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    77.7k ± 253
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.27k ± 287
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.03k ± 455
1.71%
Hispanic Population
1.47k people

In 2022, there were 23.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (77.7k people) in New Castle, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.27k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.03k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.71% of the people in New Castle, PA are hispanic (1.47k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in New Castle, PA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    99,082 ± 7,698 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    90,229 ± 7,349 people
  3. China
    69,880 ± 6,473 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 99,082 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 90,229 and China with 69,880.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.41%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.21k people
1.49%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.29k people

As of 2022, 1.41% of New Castle, PA residents (1.21k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in New Castle, PA was 1.49%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,156 ± 232
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    967 ± 193
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    901 ± 202

New Castle, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of New Castle, PA employs 38.9k people. The largest industries in New Castle, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,309 people), Manufacturing (5,382 people), and Retail Trade (4,794 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,148), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,745).

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,610. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

38.9k
2022 Value
± 1,221
−1.55%
1 Year decline
± 4.48%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in New Castle, PA declined at a rate of −1.55%, from 39.5k employees to 38.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New Castle, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,702 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,835 people), and Management Occupations (3,498 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New Castle, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

38.9k
2022 Value
± 1,221
−1.55%
1 Year decline
± 4.48%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in New Castle, PA declined at a rate of −1.55%, from 39.5k employees to 38.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New Castle, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,309 people), Manufacturing (5,382 people), and Retail Trade (4,794 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New Castle, PA, though some of these residents may live in New Castle, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,634
Median earning men ± $1,894
$33,127
Median earning women ± $1,145

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,226), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,722), and Manufacturing ($56,533).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($48,258), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,082), and Manufacturing ($45,417).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 2.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 18.1%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Pennsylvania.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 934
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 587
    Manufacturing
  3. 465
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pennsylvania went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Pennsylvania have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in New Castle, PA awarded 808 degrees. The student population of New Castle, PA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 1,151 male students and 1,072 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in New Castle, PA are White (675 and 83.6%), followed by Unknown (62 and 7.68%), Black or African American (53 and 6.57%), and Hispanic or Latino (7 and 0.867%).

The largest universities in New Castle, PA by number of degrees awarded are New Castle School of Trades (420 and 52%), Westminster College (216807) (319 and 39.5%), and UPMC Jameson School of Nursing (49 and 6.06%).

The most popular majors in New Castle, PA are Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (158 and 19.6%), HVAC Maintenance (71 and 8.79%), and Registered Nursing (68 and 8.42%).

The median tuition cost in New Castle, PA for private four year colleges is $38,000.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in New Castle, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 75.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,223 (51.8% men and 48.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,223 students enrolled in New Castle, PA, 51.8% men and 48.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,683 records, of which 48.9% were women and 51.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 38 degrees awarded
  2. 19 degrees awarded
  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in New Castle, PA was General Business Administration & Management with 38 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in New Castle, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 420 degrees awarded
  2. 319 degrees awarded
  3. 49 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was New Castle School of Trades with 420 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 545 men were awarded degrees from institutions in New Castle, PA, which is 2.07 times more than the 263 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 675 degrees mean that there were 10.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 62 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($38,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($2,000) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($2,150) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.733% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.743% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.5M), Bachelors Degree (1.98M), and Some college (1.83M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in New Castle, PA was $130,000 in 2022, which is 0.461 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $117,600 to $130,000, a 10.5% increase. The homeownership rate in New Castle, PA is 74.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in New Castle, PA have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in New Castle, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in New Castle, PA is $57,585. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in New Castle, PA was Chester County, PA with a value of $118,574, followed by Bucks County, PA and Montgomery County, PA, with respective values of $107,826 and $107,441.

Property

$130,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,695
$26,785
Median Property Taxes
±$944

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Castle, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.5%
Homeownership
2022
59.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.5% of the housing units in New Castle, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New Castle, PA was Chester County, PA with a value of $118,574, followed by Bucks County, PA and Montgomery County, PA, with respective values of $107,826 and $107,441.

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Household Income

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$57,585
Median Household Income
± $1,767
35.9k
Number of Households
± 1,140

In 2022, the median household income of the 35.9k households in New Castle, PA grew to $57,585 from the previous year's value of $53,106.

The following chart displays the households in New Castle, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for New Castle, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2022, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.123% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.77%)
  3. Carpooled (8.76%)

In 2022, 77.9% of workers in New Castle, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.77%) and those who carpooled to work (8.76%).

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Commute Time

23.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New Castle, PA have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.99% of the workforce in New Castle, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in New Castle, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in New Castle, PA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New Castle, PA (10.3k out of 83.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New Castle, PA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.3% of the population of New Castle, PA has health coverage, with 42.9% on employee plans, 21.2% on Medicaid, 17.1% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see 1222 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1235 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1406 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 421 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,222 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennsylvania

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,222 patients per year. This represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1,235 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.4% under 18 years, 18% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 22% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.72%
Uninsured
42.9%
Employer Coverage
21.2%
Medicaid
17.1%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
1.42%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in New Castle, PA grew by 0.291% from 5.71% to 5.72%.

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