New Castle County Information

New Castle in Delaware occupies 494 square miles and has a 2006 population of 525,587, a change from a 2000 population of 500,265 and 441,946 in 1990. 14.5% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 13.4% percent is 25-35, and 15.7% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 3,241 acts of violent crime reported in New Castle in 2004, a change from reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 10,455 people: 3.8% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 3.2%.

Read more about New Castle, Delaware in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyNew Castle 
StateDelaware 
Land Area494 sq. milesRanked 2,206 of 3,140
Population 2006525,587Ranked 116 of 3,140
Population 2005522,094 
Population 2000500,265Ranked 112 of 3,140
Population 1990441,946Ranked 112 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion72.3% 
African American22.5% 
Asian American3.5% 
Native American.3% 
Pacific Islander.1% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 56.6% 
Population 5 to 1412.9% 
Population 15 to 2414.5% 
Population 25 to 3413.4% 
Population 35 to 4415.7% 
Population 45 to 5414.9% 
Population 55 to 6410.5% 
Population 65 to 746% 
Population 75 and up5.5% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes3,241 
Murders / Manslaughters23 
Forcible Rapes201 
Robberies1,068 
Aggravated Assaults1,949 
Total Property Crimes17,61020,637
Burglaries3,321 
Larceny Thefts12,545 
Motor Vehicle Thefts1,744 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population274,825272,540
Unemployed Population10,4558,710
Unemployment Rate3.8%3.2%

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