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New Castle is a city in New Castle County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.
The community was named by the English, who captured the city from the Dutch in 1664.
The latitude of New Castle is 39.661N. The longitude is -75.566W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,787.
Founded by Peter Stuyvesant in 1651 to serve as New Netherland?s capital on the Delaware, New Castle continued as the capital of colonial Delaware until 1776. The community flourished as a transportation hub until it was bypassed by the long-distance rail lines.
Sections below provide additional information and links about New Castle demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the New Castle County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Wilmington-Newark area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 19720 ZIP code.
12% of New Castle residents report German ancestry, and 22% 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 $24,052, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of New Castle residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in New Castle include New Castle Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in New Castle, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $534. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,115.
Libraries in New Castle include New Castle Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in New Castle include Wilmington News Journal
New Castle County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our New Castle political report.
New Castle restaurants taking online reservations include The Chef's Table at the David Finney Inn ... View restaurants
The average commute time for New Castle workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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