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Income/capita 13%
Household income 8%
Unemployment 36%
IndexNew CastleDelawareNational
Income per capita$33,667$31,118$29,829
Median household income$59,657$61,017$55,322
Median income owner occupied$61,723$72,470$70,586
Median income renter occupied$54,522$38,152$35,192
Median earnings male$48,833$39,093$36,919
Median earnings female$35,735$30,154$26,250
Unemployment rate3.0%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level11.7%12.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in New Castle is 13% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in New Castle is 8% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in New Castle is 36% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in New Castle is 23% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $39,767$59,657$119,314
      City
      $40,673$61,017$122,034
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      New Castle median earnings by income bracket

      New Castle employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.3%2.3%
      Manufacturing sector14.7%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services2.6%19.7%
      Wholesale & retail services6.6%8.2%
      Public administration3.7%2.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.5%2.6%
      Education, health & social services12.5%33.7%
      Other35.1%23.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      North Star, DE7,567$140,691154%
      Hockessin, DE13,702$117,346112%
      Pike Creek, DE8,466$109,23997%
      Beckett, NJ4,792$109,11597%
      Greenville, DE2,265$102,76386%
      New Castle, DE5,372$59,6578%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Fairport, NY5,372$69,63226%
      Berryville, AR5,370$35,65236%
      Northfield, IL5,374$125,636127%
      Post, TX5,369$46,21416%
      Bright, IN5,375$62,95814%
      New Castle, DE5,372$59,6578%
      Source: The New Castle, DE employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).