Newcastle, Maine

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Newcastle, Maine

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High Points

Newcastle strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Maine):

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Newcastle College Educated Adults
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 9% Newcastle Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 10% Newcastle Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 15% Newcastle Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 17% Newcastle Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 18% Newcastle People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 19% Newcastle Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Newcastle, Maine

Comparing Newcastle to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Maine (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Female Share of the Population 8 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Senior Citizens 7 9
Male Share of the Population 3 1
Racial Diversity 3 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 4
Average Household Size 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
People Above Poverty 8 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Short Commute Times 6 7
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 6
Housing Recently Built 5 2
People Living Alone 4 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 6
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2

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Newcastle Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 44 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 139 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Lincoln
Standard Zip Codes 04553
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.035
Longitude -69.537

Newcastle Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Distance 34.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
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Newcastle Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,748 100%
Male 818 46.8%
Female 930 53.2%
Under 18 397 22.7%
18+ 1,351 77.3%
65+ 329 18.8%
Median Age 44.8
Average Family Size 2.86
White 1,726 98.7%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 5 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 12 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 0.7%

Estimated Newcastle Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,974
Growth 226
Growth % 12.9%

Newcastle Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 28.8%
US/American 11%
Irish 11%
German 8.9%
Scottish 6.5%
French Canadian 5.6%
Italian 3.8%
French (except Basque) 3.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.4%
Scotch-Irish 3%
Swedish 2.5%
British 1.7%
Norwegian 1%
European 0.9%
Finnish 0.9%
Swiss 0.9%
Dutch 0.8%
Celtic 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Canadian 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Eastern European 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Newcastle 1,748 $51,250
Alna 675 $48,611
Bremen 782 $41,579
Bristol 2,644 $45,184
Damariscotta 2,041 $47,105
Nobleboro 1,626 $46,838
Wiscasset 3,603 $46,799
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