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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 5,359. New Castle is in New Castle County. Living in New Castle offers residents a dense 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
5,359

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$195,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,206
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense 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
    287.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    90
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    341.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,526.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    179.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    4%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in New Castle

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,573
National
$55,322
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The suburbs of New Castle is a beautiful and diverse place to live. We have green parks, a beautiful walking trail along the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal and even a fantastic zip line course. The people around are friendly and speak with a smile (well did before we had to wear masks outside). The one thing that I would change about my beautiful city though would be the addition of attractions and activities. From the location that I live, the closest attraction (that is not a store or our zip line course) is approximately 20 minutes away in the city of Wilmington. If I were able to change anything, I would add more restaurants to the suburb of New Castle and add a more diverse and original food options. Most of the food locations in our local area are chain restaurants and I really believe that "Mom and Pop restaurants" will have a great untapped market once the COVID pandemic is over. Overall though, I love living in the safe and family friendly suburb of New Castle, Delaware.
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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.
I enjoy living here! Most resources are within a short drive, the residents are friendly, and my family is nearby.