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Newcastle, California - Basic Facts

The Newcastle Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Placer County at latitude 38.8667 and longitude -121.132. Placer County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 945 feet.

The formal official name is the Newcastle Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Newcastle, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Newcastle indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Newcastle Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Newcastle, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,216
Population in Households 1,210
Population in Familes 996
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 508
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 545
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 365
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 601 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 450 (74.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 95 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $321,233
Average Home Value $367,794


Median Household Income $62,506
Average Household Income $80,457
Per Capita Income $32,334
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.15% 0.46%
Households 0.0% 0.51%
Families 2.92% 0.38%
Median Household Income   4.21%
Per Capita Income   2.92%
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, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newcastle to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 999 34th
Population Density1 # 941 38th
Diversity Index2 # 1310 14th
Median Household Income # 490 68th
Per Capita Income # 448 71st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.