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New Castle, Kentucky
Henry County courthouse in New Castle, Kentucky
"Life in the S-L-O-W Lane"
Location of New Castle, Kentucky
|• Total||0.4 sq mi (1.2 km2)|
|• Land||0.4 sq mi (1.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||833 ft (254 m)|
|• Density||2,067.0/sq mi (798.1/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0499296|
New Castle – sometimes erroneously written Newcastle – is a home rule-class city in Henry County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is the seat of its county. At the 2000 U.S. Census, the city held 919 people.
New Castle was incorporated in 1817.
At the census of 2000, there were 919 people, 382 households, and 239 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,067.0 people per square mile (806.4/km²). There were 409 housing units at an average density of 919.9 per square mile (358.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.60% White, 5.77% Black or African American, 0.98% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.
There were 382 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the city, the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 77.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $24,931, and the median income for a family was $34,550. Males had a median income of $27,813 versus $19,615 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,626. About 26.8% of families and 27.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.4% of those under age 18 and 20.9% of those age 65 or over.
Culture and recreation
The Samuel Hieatt House, built in 1850, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
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