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New Castle, Pennsylvania

New Castle is a city located in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 26,309. It is the county seat of Lawrence County6.


\nNew Castle is located at 40°59'50" North, 80°20'40" West (40.997325, -80.344556)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.2 km² (8.6 mi²). 22.1 km² (8.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.47% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 26,309 people, 10,727 households, and 6,725 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,189.5/km² (3,082.0/mi²). There are 11,709 housing units at an average density of 529.4/km² (1,371.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 86.77% White, 10.79% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 1.85% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 10,727 households out of which 27.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% are married couples living together, 16.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% are non-families. 33.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 3.01. In the city the population is spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 85.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 80.8 males. The median income for a household in the city is $25,598, and the median income for a family is $32,539. Males have a median income of $30,112 versus $20,754 for females. The per capita income for the city is $13,730. 20.8% of the population and 17.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 33.8% are under the age of 18 and 11.2% are 65 or older.