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Overview

Introduction to New Castle, Indiana

New Castle, Indiana, in Henry county, is 18 miles S of Muncie, Indiana and 43 miles E of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city is home to some 17,780 residents.

New Castle History

The Delaware Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the present day city of New Castle. It was first settled in by Europeans in the 1820s. The area was named after New Castle, Kentucky. It is the county seat of the Henry County. The City of New Castle was the birthplace of Wilbur Wright, who was born in 1867. The city is also home to the largest high school gymnasium in the world.

New Castle and nearby Attractions

  • Summit Lake State Park
  • Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Museum
  • Shadyside Memorial Park
  • Huddleston Farmhouse Inn Museum
  • Mounds State Park
  • Wilbur Wright Birthplace & Museum

Things To Do In New Castle

New Castle has several parks which offer numerous recreational facilities. You can visit Baker Park, Lowe Park, Mini Parks and Osborne Park during your leisure time in New Castle. The city also has an aquatic center. The Native American mound, which is located next to New Castle Chrysler High School, is also a popular local attraction.

New Castle Transportation

Indianapolis International is the nearest major airport.

New Castle Higher Education

Ivy Tech State College- East Central, Anderson University, the University of Indianapolis and several other colleges and universities provide higher educational facilities in and arond New Castle.

People

Total Population 17,755
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 17.3%
Employed Population 16+ 6,550
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 41.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,091
% Above Poverty Level 76.2%
% Below Poverty Level 23.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.3%
Median Gross Rent $602
Median House Value $66,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.5%
US/American 0%
English 9.9%
Irish 10%

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

New Castle Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles S of Muncie, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 43 miles E of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Henry
Standard Zip Codes 47362
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.928
Longitude -85.37

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 NEW CASTLE 4 N
Distance 3.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 41.2 inches
Station MUNCIE BALL STATE UNIV
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches
Station GREENFIELD
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, New Castle, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Henry (47362)

Messick (47362)

Millville (47362)

Westwood (47362)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cadiz 178 $45,417
Greensboro 139 $30,000
Mooreland 294 $37,813
Mount Summit 537 $53,750
Spiceland 917 $50,556
Sulphur Springs 390 $50,417

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

New Castle Public Libraries

Library
New Castle-henry County Pl
376 S 15TH ST
New Castle, Indiana
(765) 529-0362
Library Web Site

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New Castle Hospitals

HENRY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
1000 NORTH 16TH STREET
(765) 521-0890
Emergency Service: No

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New Castle High Schools

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NEW CASTLE CHRYSLER HIGH SCH
801 PARKVIEW DR
765-593-6670
Serves 1,011 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

BLUE RIVER VALLEY JR-SR HS
4741 N HILLSBORO RD
765-836-4811
Serves 369 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

NORTH CAMPUS ALTERNATIVE SCH
1407 WALNUT ST
765-521-7237
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 85 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.2

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