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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.

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 around New Castle.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,634
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens18.4%
Employed Population 16+6,472
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married39.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.1%
Median Earnings25+$27,175
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,406
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,752

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,851
% Above Poverty Level76.8%
% Below Poverty Level23.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone37.1%
Median Gross Rent$633
Median House Value$68,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.5%
English10.4%
Irish10.2%
Scottish1.7%
Dutch1.6%
French Except Basque1.1%
Italian1.1%
Swedish0.9%
Canadian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Polish0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
African0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Russian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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New Castle Almanac

CategoryValue
County Henry County
Standard Zip Codes47362
Phone Area Codes765
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude39.92
Approximate Longitude-85.36

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)

StationNEW CASTLE 4 N
Distance3.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip41.2 inches
StationMUNCIE BALL STATE UNIV
Distance20.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip38.9 inches
StationGREENFIELD
Distance22.5 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip43.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cadiz208$46,667
Greensboro137$31,250
Mooreland288$41,094
Mount Summit541$54,167
Spiceland826$56,635
Sulphur Springs347$53,750

New Castle Public Libraries

New Castle-henry County Public Library
376 SOUTH 15TH STREET
New Castle, Indiana
(765) 529-0362

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New Castle Hospitals

Henry County Memorial Hospital
(Government - Local)
1000 N 16th St
(765) 521-0890

New Castle Public Schools

Blue River Valley Elem School
4713 N Hillsboro Rd
ZIP: 47362
(765) 836-4851
Primary
Total Enrollment 379
Blue River Valley Jr-sr Hs
4741 N Hillsboro Rd
ZIP: 47362
(765) 836-4811
High
Total Enrollment 266
Eastwood Elementary School
806 S 22nd St
ZIP: 47362
(765) 521-7205
Primary
Total Enrollment 252
James Whitcomb Riley Elem School
1201 Riley Rd
ZIP: 47362
(765) 521-7211
Primary
Total Enrollment 261
New Castle High Sch
801 Parkview Dr
ZIP: 47362
(765) 593-6670
High
Total Enrollment 1119
New Castle Middle School
601 Parkview Dr
ZIP: 47362
(765) 521-7230
Middle
Total Enrollment 552
Parker Elementary School
1819 Roosevelt
ZIP: 47362
(765) 521-7209
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Sunnyside Elementary School
2601 S 14th St
ZIP: 47362
(765) 521-7213
Primary
Total Enrollment 268
Westwood Elementary School
1015 S Greensboro Pike
ZIP: 47362
(765) 521-7215
Primary
Total Enrollment 256
Wilbur Wright Elementary School
1950 Washington St
ZIP: 47362
(765) 521-7217
Primary
Total Enrollment 367

New Castle Private Schools

Agape Learning Center
3200 S 14th St
ZIP: 47362
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Locust Grove School Amish
3879 S 900 E
ZIP: 47362
Elementary
Total Enrollment 41
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