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People

Total Population 4,569
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,406
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 60.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $84,179
% Above Poverty Level 87.9%
% Below Poverty Level 12.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 11.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,607
Median House Value $265,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.2%
US/American 0%
English 6.7%
Irish 12.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

New Castle Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 124 miles W of Boulder, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 136 miles W of Denver, Colorado
County Garfield
Standard Zip Codes 81647
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.572
Longitude -107.535

New Castle Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GLENWOOD SPGS #2
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 36 F
Apr Temp 31 to 63 F
Jul Temp 52 to 89 F
Oct Temp 33 to 67 F
Annual Precip 17.9 inches
Station COLLBRAN
Distance 32.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 37 F
Apr Temp 30 to 60 F
Jul Temp 52 to 87 F
Oct Temp 31 to 65 F
Annual Precip 14.3 inches
Station EAGLE AP
Distance 33.4 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 35 F
Apr Temp 27 to 59 F
Jul Temp 47 to 86 F
Oct Temp 27 to 64 F
Annual Precip 10.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carbondale 6,516 $71,267
Glenwood Springs 9,756 $61,691
Marble 150 $83,000
Rifle 9,451 $56,398
Silt 2,976 $56,016

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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402 W MAIN STREET
New Castle, Colorado
(970) 984-3351
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