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New Castle, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of New Castle is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Garfield County at latitude 39.5783 and longitude -107.5262. Garfield County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,597 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of New Castle, but most people and references simply refer to it as New Castle, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for New Castle indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

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New Castle, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,679
Population in Households 4,678
Population in Familes 3,988
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,761
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 1,615
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 1,219
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,722 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,150 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 464 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $257,360
Average Home Value $285,783


Median Household Income $62,303
Average Household Income $74,089
Per Capita Income $26,190
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.83% 0.78%
Households 0.65% 0.71%
Families 0.63% 0.66%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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, 2014 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 # 110 76th
Population Density1 # 95 79th
Diversity Index2 # 111 76th
Median Household Income # 138 70th
Per Capita Income # 229 50th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.