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New Castle, Pennsylvania
Welcome to New Castle ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, New Castle has a population of 21,617 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of New Castle.
New Castle is 790 feet [241 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: New Castle lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for New Castle: (724) & (874)<4>
The ZIP code for New Castle: 16101<5>
Websites for New Castle ...
Official Website: www.newcastlepa.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, New Castle had an population of 21,617 people. This is a decrease of 7.12% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.83% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, New Castle had a population of 23,273 people (which is 25.54% of the total population of Lawrence County). This makes New Castle the county's most populous community.
The population of New Castle represents 0.18% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 23rd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 23,273 people, the population of New Castle decreased 11.54% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 26,309 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for New Castle.
Communities Also Named New Castle ...
While we believe that this New Castle is located in Lawrence County, we know of another 2 Pennsylvania communities named New Castle. Those communities are located in the following counties: Clearfield and Schuylkill County.
Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 19 communities that are also named New Castle - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois (2), Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri (2), New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Utah and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for New Castle.
Communities near New Castle ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near New Castle.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around New Castle. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for New Castle.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of New Castle. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around New Castle.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around New Castle. Our list includes 33 papers. See our Newspapers Page for New Castle.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for New Castle ...
Looking for more information about New Castle? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for New Castle, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for New Castle.
Adding New Castle to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of New Castle in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for New Castle was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found New Castle on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for New Castle on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for New Castle: www.newcastlepa.org/
The official website for Lawrence County: www.co.lawrence.pa.us/
The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Aug 2022