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Newcastle is a city in King County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.
The community was named after the English coal-mining city.
The latitude of Newcastle is 47.539N. The longitude is -122.154W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 561 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,786.
Newcastle incorporated as a city in 1994.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Newcastle demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the King County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Seattle area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98006 ZIP code.
14% of Newcastle residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Newcastle ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Newcastle was $35,057, compared with $21,587 nationally.
54% of Newcastle residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Newcastle, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $863. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,806.
King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Newcastle political report.
The average commute time for Newcastle workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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