The Town of New Castle is a Home Rule Municipality
in Garfield County
, United States. The population was 4,518 at the 2010 census
up from 1,984 at the 2000 census
New Castle is located at (39.572304, -107.534941),
on the north side of the Colorado River
, just east of where the river cuts through the Grand Hogback
. Interstate 70
passes through the town following the river, with access from Exit 105. I-70 leads east to Glenwood Springs
, the county seat
, east to Denver
, and west to Grand Junction
. U.S. Route 6
is Main Street in New Castle and forms a parallel route to I-70 for local traffic. US-6 joins I-70 to the east at Chacra
and to the west at a point west of Rifle
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of , of which is land and , or 1.21%, is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 1,984 people, 705 households, and 537 families residing in the town. The population density
was 850.6 people per square mile (328.8/km). There were 731 housing units at an average density of 313.4 per square mile (121.1/km). The racial makeup of the town was 94.61% White
, 0.30% African American
, 0.55% Native American
, 0.35% Asian
, 3.28% from other races
, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 11.90% of the population.
There were 705 households, out of which 48.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples
living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.18.
In the town, the population was spread out, with 31.9% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 38.9% from 25 to 44, 16.4% from 45 to 64, and 3.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $55,000, and the median income for a family was $58,889. Males had a median income of $39,597 versus $27,933 for females. The per capita income
for the town was $21,356. About 2.9% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line
, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.
It is within Garfield Re-2 School District
Coal Ridge High School
is in New Castle.
*Outline of Colorado
**Index of Colorado-related articles
*State of Colorado
**Colorado cities and towns
***Garfield County, Colorado
External linksTown of New Castle official websiteCDOT map of the Town of New Castle
Category:Towns in Garfield County, Colorado
Category:Towns in Colorado