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The City of Newcastle had a population of 3,618 as of July 1, 2016. Newcastle ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wyoming. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Newcastle is located at latitude 43.8503 and longitude -104.1965 in Weston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Newcastle (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Weston County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,327 feet.

The City of Newcastle (GNIS ID: 2411244) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Wyoming is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Newcastle is located within Newcastle Division of Weston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Newcastle population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Newcastle, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,618
Population in Households 3,529
Population in Familes 2,708
Population in Group Qrtrs 89
Population Density1 1,411
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 1,466
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 872
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,711 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,001 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 465 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 245 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $144,104
Average Home Value $176,773


Median Household Income $49,628
Average Household Income $62,852
Per Capita Income $28,562
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.61%
Households 0.29% 0.55%
Families 0.07% 0.34%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Newcastle, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newcastle to the other 204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 89th
Population Density1 # 22 90th
Diversity Index2 # 97 53rd
Median Household Income # 154 25th
Per Capita Income # 111 46th

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