Newcastle, Utah

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Newcastle, Utah
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
CountryUnited States
StateUtah
CountyIron
Newcastle1910
Area
 • Total4.0 sq mi (10.3 km2)
 • Land4.0 sq mi (10.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation5,276 ft (1,608 m)
Population
 • Total247
 • Density62/sq mi (24/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
84756
Area code(s)435
FIPS code49-54330
GNIS feature ID2629952[1]

Newcastle (also New Castle) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in southwestern Iron County, Utah, United States. It lies along State Route 56, 30 miles (48 km) west of Cedar City.[3] Its elevation is 5,312 feet (1,619 m) above sea level.[1] Newcastle has a post office with the ZIP code of 84756.[4] The population was 247 at the 2010 census.[5] Newcastle was founded in 1910 by citizens of the more isolated Pinto.

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]

The 2010 census reported 247 people and 92 housing units in the CDP. The 2010 census reported racial makeup was 88.7% White, 0.4% American Indian and Alaska Native, and 10.9% other races. Hispanic or Latino heritage comprised 19.0% of the population.[2]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Newcastle has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Newcastle, Utah". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved May 23, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 23, 2011.
  3. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 102.
  4. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  5. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Newcastle CDP, Utah". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Newcastle, Utah

External links[edit]

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