New Castle, Colorado

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
New Castle, Colorado
Town
Main Street, looking towards the Grand Hogback.
Main Street, looking towards the Grand Hogback.
Motto: "Authentically Colorado"
Location of New Castle in Garfield County, Colorado.
Location of New Castle in Garfield County, Colorado.
Coordinates: 39°34′20″N 107°32′6″W / 39.57222°N 107.53500°W / 39.57222; -107.53500Coordinates: 39°34′20″N 107°32′6″W / 39.57222°N 107.53500°W / 39.57222; -107.53500
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Garfield County[1]
Incorporated (town) March 27, 1890[2]
Government
 • Type Home Rule Municipality[1]
 • Mayor Art Riddile[3]
Area[4]
 • Total 2.69 sq mi (6.97 km2)
 • Land 2.66 sq mi (6.88 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation[5] 5,597 ft (1,706 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,518
 • Estimate (2016)[6] 4,753
 • Density 1,788.86/sq mi (690.58/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[7] 81647
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-53395
GNIS feature ID 0204658
Website www.newcastlecolorado.org

The Town of New Castle is a Home Rule Municipality in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. The population was 4,518 at the 2010 census,[8] up from 1,984 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

New Castle is located at 39°34′20″N 107°32′6″W / 39.57222°N 107.53500°W / 39.57222; -107.53500 (39.572304, -107.534941),[9] on the north side of the Colorado River, just east of where the river cuts through the Grand Hogback. Interstate 70 passes through the town following the river, with access from Exit 105. I-70 leads east 12 miles (19 km) to Glenwood Springs, the county seat, east 169 miles (272 km) to Denver, and west 74 miles (119 km) to Grand Junction. U.S. Route 6 is Main Street in New Castle and forms a parallel route to I-70 for local traffic. US-6 joins I-70 5 miles (8 km) to the east at Chacra and 17 miles (27 km) to the west at a point west of Rifle.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2), of which 2.7 square miles (6.9 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 1.21%, is water.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 311
1900 431 38.6%
1910 493 14.4%
1920 447 −9.3%
1930 470 5.1%
1940 484 3.0%
1950 483 −0.2%
1960 447 −7.5%
1970 499 11.6%
1980 563 12.8%
1990 679 20.6%
2000 1,984 192.2%
2010 4,518 127.7%
Est. 2016 4,753 [6] 5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 1,984 people, 705 households, and 537 families residing in the town. The population density was 850.6 people per square mile (328.8/km²). There were 731 housing units at an average density of 313.4 per square mile (121.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.61% White, 0.30% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 3.28% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.90% of the population.

There were 705 households out of which 48.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the town, the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 38.9% from 25 to 44, 16.4% from 45 to 64, and 3.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $55,000, and the median income for a family was $58,889. Males had a median income of $39,597 versus $27,933 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,356. About 2.9% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  3. ^ "Town Council". Retrieved 2007-11-26. 
  4. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 25, 2017. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. Retrieved November 26, 2007. 
  8. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): New Castle town, Colorado". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]