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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.


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Median household income
Local
$52,449
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our New Castle demographic reports
New Castle is on the Delaware River.
Former and merged names include:
· New Amstel
Peter Stuyvesant, intending to take control from the Swedes, supervised construction of Fort Casimir here in 1651.

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.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 28. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.7 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Filming location for:
· 1989 movie, "Dead Poets Society"
Nearby parks & recreation: Battery
Historic sites and museums: Amstel House Museum, George Read II House and Gardens, Old Library Museum
Colleges and universities: Wilmington College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
I walked a block east on Delaware Street and stopped in my tracks?Before me stood the most beautiful town I had ever seen.
-- States of Mind: A Personal Journey Through the Mid-Atlantic
Jonathan Yardley

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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.

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26% of New Castle residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in New Castle include New Castle Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in New Castle, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $534.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,115.


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Libraries in New Castle include New Castle Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in New Castle include Wilmington News Journal

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New Castle County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our New Castle political report.

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New Castle restaurants taking online reservations include The Chef's Table at the David Finney Inn ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for New Castle workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in New Castle include Econo Lodge, Knights Inn, Motel 6 Wilmington, Quality Inn Skyways, Rodeway Inn New Castle.

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“ I walked a block east on Delaware Street and stopped in my tracks?Before me stood the most beautiful town I had ever seen. ”
~ States of Mind: A Personal Journey Through the Mid-Atlantic
Jonathan Yardley

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