Living in New Castle, PA

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Updated: 2020-03-11

New Castle SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
4
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
9
Education
6
Commute
8.5

New Castle, PA Crime Report

719
Total Crimes
3,281.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
27.77%
Above National Average

New Castle, PA Cost Of Living

84
New Castle's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

New Castle, Pennsylvania Info Snack

New Castle is a city in and the county seat of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, United States, 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Pittsburgh and near the Pennsylvania¬ĖOhio border just 18 miles (29 km) east of Youngstown, Ohio. The population was 23,128 as of the 2010 census. It is the commercial center of a fertile agricultural region.
Population
22,188
Unemployment
10.1%
Poverty
26.5%
Median Home
$63,700
Median Income
$33,451
Median Rent
$680

New Castle, PA Photos

Source: Public Domain
Source: Public Domain

Rankings for New Castle in Pennsylvania

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1

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2

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3

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4

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5

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6

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7

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8

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9

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10

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Map Of New Castle, PA

Population over time in New Castle

Year Population % Change
2017 22,188 -1.1%
2016 22,434 -0.3%
2015 22,500 -0.8%
2014 22,682 -0.9%
2013 22,883 -0.9%
2012 23,083 -0.9%
2011 23,290 -1.2%
2010 23,570 -1.1%
2009 23,836 -
Crime/100k New Castle PA USA
Violent Crime 561.4 306.0 368.9
Murder 18.3 6.1 5.0
Robbery 196.3 76.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 283.0 188.0 246.8
Property Crime 2720.2 1489.9 2199.5
Burglary 817.0 211.6 376.0
Larceny 1766.3 1175.9 1594.6
Car Theft 136.9 102.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in New Castle

White
81.3% (18,044)
African American
11.2% (2,478)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
0.2% (43)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.5% (104)
Two Or More
4.1% (912)
Hispanic
2.7% (607)
Race New Castle PA USA
White 81.3% 76.8% 61.1%
African American 11.2% 10.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 0.2% 3.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.5% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 4.1% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 2.7% 7.1% 17.8%

Household Income For New Castle, Pennsylvania

Less than $10,000
14.6% (324,785)
$10,000 to $14,999
9.7% (214,715)
$15,000 to $24,999
16.4% (362,981)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.9% (242,063)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.6% (301,053)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.2% (404,794)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.1% (201,380)
$100,000 to $149,999
5.5% (122,048)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.4% (30,738)
$200,000 or more
0.6% (14,239)
Income New Castle PA USA
Less than $10,000 14.6% 6.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 9.7% 4.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 16.4% 9.6% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.9% 9.5% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.6% 12.7% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.2% 17.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.1% 12.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 5.5% 14.7% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.4% 5.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 0.6% 6.0% 7.0%

Gender in New Castle

Female
51.8% (11,488)
Male
48.2% (10,700)
Gender New Castle PA USA
Female 51.8% 51.0% 50.8%
Male 48.2% 49.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in New Castle for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (665)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (1,775)
High School / GED
45.0% (9,984)
Some College
19.0% (4,215)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (1,996)
Bachelor's Degree
12.0% (2,662)
Master's Degree
3.0% (665)
Professional Degree
1.0% (221)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education New Castle PA USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 45.0% 35.0% 27.0%
Some College 19.0% 16.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 12.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

3 Reviews & Comments About New Castle

Overall User Rating
3.3
/5

Michelle M

My brother moved to New Castle from Baltimore 15 yrs ago. He started his family there and I've made many trips to the sleepy town but the 1st will always be the most memorable, thought I had traveled back in time. Everything looked so rustic, ran down, and deformed and this is coming from someone who grew up in the inner city of Baltimore yet the look of old poverty beat out any ghetto I've ever seen. With that being said this countdown is straight garbage because the people in New Castle are very charming and welcoming. You get a hometown family vibe from everyone, it's one of the few places where there's no division between races. Being a predominantly white town I've never once felt any tension when visiting there it's as if everybody is color blind which is unique and awesome. And there's little to NO crime there, I've only seen a police car twice. Their news consist of who's going to the tackle shop tomorrow. Jobs are scarce there and everybody appears to have some sort of disability or deformity. It's not a bad place however, I honestly think it's a government experimental town.


dmicc

I'm from New Castle. I know exactly why its #1. The drug epidemic is out of control. New Castle is uniquely situated right near a couple of 'main vein' interstates.

The perfect place to pump drugs up from the south and run them west to Detroit, Chicago, Columbus, Cleveland then to Pittsburgh, Philly, New York, and New Jersey. That's why New Castle and Youngstown were hot beds for the Mafia.

Same reason. And since there is no work there at all, no store fronts, nothing but empty rundown buildings, you're going to have poverty and problems.


Buster_Brownie

i live in new castle and never had a problem.

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