Newcastle, Utah

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Newcastle
CDP
Location in Iron County and the state of Utah.
Location in Iron County and the state of Utah.
Coordinates: 37°39′51″N 113°33′33″W / 37.66417°N 113.55917°W / 37.66417; -113.55917Coordinates: 37°39′51″N 113°33′33″W / 37.66417°N 113.55917°W / 37.66417; -113.55917
Country United States
State Utah
County Iron
Elevation[1] 5,276 ft (1,608 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 247
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84756
Area code(s) 435
GNIS feature ID 2629952[1]

Newcastle (also New Castle) is a census-designated place in southwestern Iron County, Utah, United States. It lies along State Route 56 southwest of the city of Parowan, the county seat of Iron County.[3] Its elevation is 5,312 feet (1,619 m).[1] Although Newcastle is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 84756.[4] The population was 247 at the 2010 census.

The predominant religion is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which church's members settled the area.

Newcastle is a small farming community which has a dairy, orchard, greenhouses producing house plants and tomatoes, and several fields. Crops produced include wheat, oats, alfalfa, corn and potatoes.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2010 census,[2] there were 247 people residing in the CDP. There were 92 housing units. The racial makeup of the town was 88.7% White, 0.4% American Indian and Alaska Native, and 10.9% from any other race. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.0% of the population.

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Newcastle has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[5]

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