Newcastle is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 12,292 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Newcastle is the 83rd largest community in Washington.
Newcastle home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Newcastle real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Newcastle is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.21% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Newcastle is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newcastle who work in management occupations (13.16%), sales jobs (13.13%), and computer science and math (11.18%).
Also of interest is that Newcastle has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.00% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Newcastle is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Newcastle’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Newcastle, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.86 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Newcastle is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Newcastle, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Newcastle is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 69.99% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Newcastle in 2018 was $69,394, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $277,576 for a family of four.
Newcastle is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Newcastle home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Newcastle residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Newcastle include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Newcastle's cultural character, accounting for 31.02% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Newcastle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.