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New Castle is a township in Schuylkill County, in the Pottsville metro area. [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 40.751N. The longitude is -76.258W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,699 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 395.
Sections below provide additional information and links about New Castle demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Schuylkill 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 17970 ZIP code.
12% of New Castle residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $14,716, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of New Castle residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in New Castle, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $333. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $550.
Schuylkill 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.
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