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Welcome to New Castle ...

The city of New Castle is located in Lawrence County<1> and is the County Seat for Lawrence County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, New Castle has a population of 21,618 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Area codes for New Castle: (724) and (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 21,618 people. This is a decrease of 7.11% 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 (or 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.

  • Youngstown [Mahoning County]
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    • Youngstown [Mahoning County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of New Castle
    • Estimated population in 2019: 65,469 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Youngstown<7>
  • Hermitage [Mercer County]
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    • Hermitage [Mercer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of New Castle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermitage have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,471 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hermitage<7>
  • Sharon [Mercer County]
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    • Sharon [Mercer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of New Castle
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,933 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sharon<7>
  • Struthers [Mahoning County]
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    • Struthers [Mahoning County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of New Castle
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,111 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Struthers<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Beaver Falls [Beaver County]
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      • Beaver Falls [Beaver County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of New Castle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,332 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaver Falls<7>
    • Campbell [Mahoning County]
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      • Campbell [Mahoning County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of New Castle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,785 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campbell<7>
    • Grove City [Mercer County]
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      • Grove City [Mercer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,762 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grove City<7>
    • Hubbard [Trumbull County]
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      • Hubbard [Trumbull County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hubbard have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,419 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hubbard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hubbard<7>
    • Ellwood City [Lawrence County]
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      • Ellwood City [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of New Castle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,286 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellwood City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellwood City<7>
    • Columbiana [Columbiana County]
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      • Columbiana [Columbiana County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of New Castle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,250 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbiana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbiana<7>

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.

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About Lawrence County

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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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Lawrence, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for New Castle.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around New Castle - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (874) is an overlay for area code (724).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as New Castle). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether New Castle or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New Castle) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Castle. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Castle

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Castle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0025, Longitude: -80.3473    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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