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The Town of New Castle had a population of 158 as of July 1, 2017. New Castle ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for New Castle is located at latitude 37.501 and longitude -80.111 in Craig County. The formal boundaries for the Town of New Castle (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Craig County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,355 feet.

The Town of New Castle (GNIS ID: 2391323) 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.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for New Castle: New Fincastle, Newcastle.

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New Castle, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 158
Daytime Population: Workers 349
Daytime Population: Residents 96
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 445
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.82
Population in Households 158
Population in Familes 128
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 958
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $59,340
Per Capita Income $25,214


Total Housing Units 90 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 54 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $157,692
Average Home Value $208,173


Total Households 69
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 46
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.44% 0.63%
Households 0.41% 0.57%
Families 2.3% 0.43%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

New Castle, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Castle to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 560 6th
Population Density # 256 57th
Diversity Index # 582 2nd
Median Household Income # 310 48th
Per Capita Income # 321 46th

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