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New Castle is a city in Lawrence County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after the city in England.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named New Castle. For links to other places called New Castle, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of New Castle is 41.003N. The longitude is -80.347W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 853 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 25,338.
Zambelli Fireworks was established here in 1838
Sections below provide additional information and links about New Castle demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lawrence County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 16102 ZIP code.
17% of New Castle residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the New Castle ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in New Castle was $13,730, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of New Castle residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in New Castle include North Hill Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in New Castle, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $293. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $656.
Libraries in New Castle include New Castle Public Library ... View libraries
Lawrence County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our New Castle political report.
The average commute time for New Castle workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in New Castle between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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