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Newcastle, California - Basic Facts

The Newcastle Census Designated Place had a population of 1,255 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Newcastle, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,255
Daytime Population: Workers 890
Daytime Population: Residents 772
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,662
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.32
Population in Households 1,249
Population in Familes 1,025
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 525
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $50,906
Average Household Income $83,173
Per Capita Income $33,577


Total Housing Units 619 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 468 (75.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 96 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $474,603
Average Home Value $491,079


Total Households 565
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 376
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.35% 0.72%
Households 0.5% 0.84%
Families 2.12% 0.73%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

Newcastle, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newcastle to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 991 35th
Population Density # 933 39th
Diversity Index # 1309 14th
Median Household Income # 918 40th
Per Capita Income # 565 63rd

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