Newcastle, WY Demographics


Population (year 2000): 3,065. Estimated population in July 2005: 3,221 (+5.1% change)
Males: 1,478 (48.2%), Females: 1,587 (51.8%)

Weston County

Zip code: 82701

Median resident age: 40.1 years
Median household income: $29,873 (year 2000)
Median house value: $62,100 (year 2000)

Races in Newcastle:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.1%)
  • American Indian (2.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Other race (1.0%)

Ancestries: German (33.7%), English (17.2%), Irish (14.1%), United States (7.6%), Norwegian (5.4%), Swedish (4.2%).

Elevation: 4317 feet

Land area: 2.5 square miles

Map of Newcastle, WY

Population

For population 25 years and over in Newcastle

  • High school or higher: 83.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Newcastle city

  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 61.2%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -232 (-7.0%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Newcastle:

  • WESTON COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES (1124 WASHINGTON BOULEVARD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Newcastle:

  • CROOK COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 39 miles; SUNDANCE, WY)
  • CUSTER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL – CAH (about 40 miles; CUSTER, SD)
  • NORTHERN HILLS GENERAL HOSPITAL-CAH (about 49 miles; DEADWOOD, SD)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Newcastle:

  • ELLSWORTH AFB (about 80 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; ID: RCA)
  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL (about 82 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; ID: RAP)
  • GILLETTE-CAMPBELL COUNTY (about 98 miles; GILLETTE, WY; ID: GCC)

Other public-use airports nearest to Newcastle:

  • MONDELL FIELD (about 8 miles; NEWCASTLE, WY; ID: ECS)
  • UPTON MUNI (about 34 miles; UPTON, WY; ID: 83V)
  • CUSTER COUNTY (about 43 miles; CUSTER, SD; ID: CUT)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newcastle:

  • BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 50 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; Full-time enrollment: 3,190)
  • SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY (about 71 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; FT enrollment: 2,002)
  • CHADRON STATE COLLEGE (about 111 miles; CHADRON, NE; FT enrollment: 2,144)
  • CASPER COLLEGE (about 159 miles; CASPER, WY; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING (about 184 miles; LARAMIE, WY; FT enrollment: 9,665)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO (about 240 miles; GREELEY, CO; FT enrollment: 10,983)
  • AIMS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 242 miles; GREELEY, CO; FT enrollment: 3,722)

Schools

Public high school in Newcastle:

  • NEWCASTLE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 293; Location: 111CASPER AVE.; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Newcastle:

  • NEWCASTLE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 192; Location: 15 STAMPEDE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NEWCASTLE ELEMENTARY 3-5 (Students: 170; Location: 5040 HIGHWAY 16; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • NEWCASTLE ELEMENTARY K-2 (Students: 156; Location: 5040 HIGHWAY 16; Grades: KG – 02)

Private primary/middle school in Newcastle:

  • MINNIE KIRKPATRICK SDA CHURCH (Students: 4; Location: PO BOX 726; Grades: 5 – 10)

Libraries

Library in Newcastle:

  • WESTON COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $181,423; Location: 23 WEST MAIN ST; 48,580 books; 573 audio materials; 1,168 video materials; 142 serial subscriptions)