New Castle, DE Population

New Castle is located at 11km south of Wilmington. The state’s original capital and a major colonial seaport, on the Delaware River. New Castle’s biggest attraction Nowadays is that it remains much as it was in the 18th and 19th centuries-original brick houses and public buildings, cobblestone streets and a central square, or green.

Population: 4,862. Estimated population in July 2020: 4,836 (-0.5% change)
Males: 2,280 (46.9%), Females: 2,582 (53.1%)

New Castle County

Zip codes: 19720.

Median resident age: 39.6 years
Median household income: $52,449
Median house value: $123,000

Races in New Castle:

  • White Non-Hispanic (76.3%)
  • Black (20.2%)
  • Hispanic (2.4%)
  • Other race (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: Irish (25.5%), German (14.2%), English (13.8%), Italian (12.5%), Polish (6.3%), United States (5.2%).

Elevation: 19 feet

Land area: 3.0 square miles

Map of New Castle, DE

Population

For population 25 years and over in New Castle

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 26.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in New Castle city

  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 52.8%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

0.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -52 (-1.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in New Castle:

  • DELAWARE PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (1901 N DUPONT HIGHWAY)
  • MEADOWWOOD BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM (575 SOUTH DUPONT HIGHWAY)

Other hospitals/medical centers near New Castle:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to New Castle:

  • NEW CASTLE COUNTY (about 3 miles; WILMINGTON, DE; Abbreviation: ILG)
  • PHILADELPHIA INTL (about 27 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Abbreviation: PHL)
  • DOVER AFB (about 39 miles; DOVER, DE; Abbreviation: DOV)

Other public-use airports nearest to New Castle:

  • SPITFIRE AERODROME (about 14 miles; PEDRICKTOWN, NJ; Abbreviation: 7N7)
  • SUMMIT (about 15 miles; MIDDLETOWN, DE; Abbreviation: EVY)
  • NEW GARDEN (about 18 miles; TOUGHKENAMON, PA; Abbreviation: N57)

Amtrak stations near New Castle:

  • 6 miles: WILMINGTON (M. L. KING BLVD, & FRENCH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: NEWARK (429 S. COLLEGE AVE.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in New Castle:

  • WILMINGTON COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,087; Location: 320 DUPONT HWY; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wilmcoll.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near New Castle:

  • UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE (about 8 miles; NEWARK, DE; Full-time enrollment: 17,786)
  • DELAWARE TECHNICAL & COMM COLL-STANTON-WILMINGTON (about 11 miles; NEWARK, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,817)
  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 19 miles; CHESTER, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,646)
  • WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 20 miles; WEST CHESTER, PA; Full-time enrollment: 10,419)
  • DELAWARE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 21 miles; MEDIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,248)
  • IMMACULATA COLLEGE (about 26 miles; IMMACULATA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,042)
  • EASTERN COLLEGE (about 30 miles; ST DAVIDS, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,456)

Schools

Public high school in New Castle:

  • WILLIAM PENN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,229; Location: 713 EAST BASIN ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high school in New Castle:

  • NEW CASTLE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 498; Location: 901 EAST BASIN ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in New Castle:

  • GUNNING BEDFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,201; Location: 801 COX NECK ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • GEORGE READ MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,105; Location: 314 EAST BASIN ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SOUTHERN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,042; Location: 795 COX NECK ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • CALVIN R. MCCULLOUGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 770; Location: CHASE AVENUE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CASTLE HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 705; Location: 502 MOORES LANE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • PLEASANTVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 561; Location: 16 PLEASANT STREET; Grades: KG – 05)
  • NEW CASTLE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 558; Location: 903 DELAWARE STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HARRY O. EISENBERG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 509; Location: LANDERS LANE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • CARRIE DOWNIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 452; Location: 1201 DELAWARE STREET; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WILMINGTON MANOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 399; Location: 200 EAST ROOSEVELT AVENUE; Grades: KG – 05)

Private primary/middle schools in New Castle:

  • OUR LADY OF FATIMA SCHOOL (Students: 598; Location: 801 N. DUPONT BLVD.; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST PETER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 299; Location: 515 HARMONY ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • HOLY SPIRIT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 297; Location: CHURCH DRIVE GARFIELD PK; Grades: PK – 8)
  • GOSPEL CHUR OF GOD DELIVERANCE (Students: 17; Location: 203 W. HARRISON AVE.; Grades: 1 – 10)
  • BUILDING BLOCKS EARLY CHILDHOO (Students: 7; Location: 1 READS WAY; Grades: KG – KG)

Libraries

Libraries in New Castle:

  • DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY SERVICES (Operating income: $837,405; Location: 87 READS WAY; 25,748 books; 863 audio materials; 870 video materials; 70 serial subscriptions)
  • NEW CASTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $390,247; Location: 424 DELAWARE STREET; 31,281 books; 867 audio materials; 252 video materials; 69 serial subscriptions)