New Castle, New York

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New Castle, New York
Town
Location of New Castle, New York
Location of New Castle, New York
Coordinates: 41°11′7″N 73°46′7″W / 41.18528°N 73.76861°W / 41.18528; -73.76861Coordinates: 41°11′7″N 73°46′7″W / 41.18528°N 73.76861°W / 41.18528; -73.76861
Country United States
State New York
County Westchester
Government
 • Type Town (New York)
 • Town Supervisor Robert Greenstein
 • Interim Town Administrator Jill Simon Shapiro
 • Town Board
Area
 • Total 23.4 sq mi (60.7 km2)
 • Land 23.2 sq mi (60.0 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation 561 ft (171 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 17,569
 • Density 750/sq mi (290/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP 10514, 10546, 10549, 10562
FIPS code 36-50078
GNIS feature ID 0979260
Website http://www.mynewcastle.org

New Castle is a town in Westchester County, New York, United States. The population was 17,569 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

The Williams-DuBois House, Old Chappaqua Historic District, and Isaac Young House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2] Horace Greeley's home, Rehoboth is also a historic place to visit in New Castle. The area of New Castle was established in 1791 in breaking away from North Castle.

Chappaqua[edit]

Perhaps the most renowned area and hamlet of New Castle is Chappaqua, which both Chappaqua and the town it's within (New Castle) became well respected due to the inhabitance of Horace Greeley.

Schools[edit]

The schools in New Castle are considered to be among the best in the country. The school district, called Chappaqua Central School District is made up of several schools, three elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. The elementary schools are called Grafflin Elementary School, Roaring Brook Elementary School, and Westorchard Elementary School. The middle schools are Seven Bridges Middle School and Robert E. Bell Middle School, and the high school is Horace Greeley High School, named after Horace Greeley, a renowned newspaper editor and politician.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 23.5 square miles (61 km2), of which 23.2 square miles (60 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), or 1.15%, is water. New Castle is bordered by the towns of Mount Pleasant and Ossining to the southwest and North Castle to the southeast. It is bordered by the towns of Bedford, Mount Kisco, and Somers to the northeast and Yorktown and Cortlandt to the northwest.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 6,792
1940 7,903 16.4%
1950 8,802 11.4%
1960 14,300 62.5%
1970 19,837 38.7%
1980 15,425 −22.2%
1990 16,648 7.9%
2000 17,491 5.1%
2010 17,569 0.4%

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 17,491 people, 5,732 households, and 4,929 families residing in the town. The population density was 754.8 people per square mile (291.5/km²). There were 5,843 housing units at an average density of 252.2 per square mile (97.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.50% White, 1.37% African American, 0.05% Native American, 5.55% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.78% of the population.

There were 5,732 households out of which 49.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.0% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.0% were non-families. 11.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 29.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $159,691, and the median income for a family was $174,579. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $67,275 for females. The per capita income for the town was $73,888. About 2.0% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in New Castle[edit]

  • Chappaqua is the largest hamlet of New Castle. Its center is located in the southeastern part of the town, but most of the town falls under Chappaqua's ZIP code.
  • Millwood is another hamlet of New Castle, located in the northwest part of the town.
  • Mount Kisco was New Castle's only village, as per the guidelines of the State of New York. Half of the village was in the town of New Castle, the other half is in the town of Bedford. However, in 1972, the Town of Mount Kisco was formed, officially separating the village from New Castle. The Village of Mount Kisco is now coterminous with the Town of Mount Kisco, and has nothing to do with the towns of New Castle or Bedford.

Notable residents[edit]

Notable who lived and have previously lived in New Castle include:

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