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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
New Castle is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 5,364. New Castle is in New Castle County. Living in New Castle offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in New Castle and residents tend to lean liberal.
About New Castle...
Population
5,364

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$199,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,186
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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New Castle Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    205.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    130.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    373
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,636.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    242.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in New Castle

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,773
National
$55,322
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New Castle includes a highly connected network of individuals in Delaware, which is comprised of both religious, racial, and political diversity. Neighborhoods are beautifully maintained to create a clean and welcoming environment and atmosphere, and many individuals have been long-term residents, which allows for friendly connections to be made. Located in the northern part of Delaware, New Castle provides easy access to many of Delaware's more populated regions including Newark and Wilmington, as well as fast-growing cities, such as Middletown. Many major roads allow for fast commutes to many of the larger cities as well, including Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Baltimore.
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People stay to themselves because frequent police patrol. Much drugs, alochol, and prostitution. Police keeps reports top sercret but through neighbors is heard of drug overdoses. Guys walk around asking for "work" a key word for women who are prostitues. Most people are bitter and are re-located from Wilmington (Murder Town USA). Gun shots in Minqadale, yet, overall, nobody is hurt; just much property crimes.
The community is generally very comfortable in the sense that one cam go to various shopping districts and restaurants by car without having to travel far. New Castle does have several gas stations nearby, especially in some of the shopping districts, not all of them, which makes worrying about running out of gas a non-essential problem.