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Newcastle, California - Basic Facts

The Newcastle Census Designated Place had a population of 1,233 as of July 1, 2015. Newcastle ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Newcastle is located at latitude 38.8667 and longitude -121.132 in Placer County. 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. Placer County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 945 feet.

The Newcastle Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583089) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Newcastle Census Designated Place is located within Auburn CCD of Placer 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, 2015.

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Newcastle, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,233
Population in Households 1,227
Population in Familes 1,011
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 516
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 556
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 372
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 610 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 457 (74.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 98 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $361,765
Average Home Value $398,308


Median Household Income $63,279
Average Household Income $85,677
Per Capita Income $34,976
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.61%
Households 0.38% 0.74%
Families 2.73% 0.69%
Median Household Income   4.64%
Per Capita Income   3.31%
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, 2015 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 # 994 35th
Population Density1 # 939 38th
Diversity Index2 # 1317 13th
Median Household Income # 510 67th
Per Capita Income # 402 74th

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