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New Castle, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of New Castle had a population of 4,820 as of July 1, 2016. New Castle ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for New Castle is located at latitude 39.5783 and longitude -107.5262 in Garfield County. The formal boundaries for the Town of New Castle (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Garfield County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,597 feet.

The Town of New Castle (GNIS ID: 2413042) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of New Castle is located within New Castle Division of Garfield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New Castle population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for New Castle: Chapman, Grand Butte.

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New Castle, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,820
Population in Households 4,819
Population in Familes 4,108
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,814
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 1,660
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 1,256
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,804 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,190 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 470 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $293,090
Average Home Value $318,461


Median Household Income $67,201
Average Household Income $81,833
Per Capita Income $28,896
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.04% 1.08%
Households 0.89% 0.96%
Families 0.91% 0.95%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

New Castle, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Castle to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 112 76th
Population Density1 # 88 81st
Diversity Index2 # 122 73rd
Median Household Income # 126 73rd
Per Capita Income # 209 55th

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