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Newcastle, Wyoming
City
Weston County Courthouse in Newcastle
Weston County Courthouse in Newcastle
Location in Weston County and the state of Wyoming.
Location in Weston County and the state of Wyoming.
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Weston
Area
 • Total 2.55 sq mi (6.60 km2)
 • Land 2.55 sq mi (6.60 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 4,327 ft (1,319 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,532
 • Estimate (2012) 3,478
 • Density 1,385.1/sq mi (534.8/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 82701, 82715
Area code(s) 307
FIPS code 56-56215
GNIS feature ID 1592014

Newcastle is a city in and the county seat of Weston County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 3,532 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Roadside newcastle, wyoming
A roadside view in northern Weston County, looking South.

Newcastle is located at 43°51′11″N 104°12′34″W / 43.85306°N 104.20944°W / 43.85306; -104.20944 (43.853183, -104.209343). It is located at the southwest edge of the Black Hills, at the intersections of U.S. Route 16 and U.S. Route 85.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.55 square miles (6.60 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 1,715
1900 756 −55.9%
1910 975 29.0%
1920 1,003 2.9%
1930 1,201 19.7%
1940 1,962 63.4%
1950 3,395 73.0%
1960 4,345 28.0%
1970 3,432 −21.0%
1980 3,596 4.8%
1990 3,003 −16.5%
2000 3,065 2.1%
2010 3,532 15.2%
Est. 2015 3,534 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,532 people, 1,439 households, and 868 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,385.1 inhabitants per square mile (534.8/km2). There were 1,663 housing units at an average density of 652.2 per square mile (251.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.6% White, 0.4% African American, 1.6% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 1,439 households of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.7% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 39.6 years. 22% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.7% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 16.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.9% male and 46.1% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,065 people, 1,253 households, and 844 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,242.1 people per square mile (479.1/km²). There were 1,458 housing units at an average density of 590.9 per square mile (227.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.79% White, 0.13% African American, 1.44% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 1.01% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.66% of the population.

There were 1,253 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,873, and the median income for a family was $36,929. Males had a median income of $31,222 versus $16,628 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,378. About 7.5% of families and 11.4% of the population and 7.5% of families were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under the age of 18 and 15.7% of those 65 and older.

Climate

Newcastle experiences a dry continental climate (Köppen Dfa) with cold winters and hot, wet summers.

Climate data for Newcastle, Wyoming
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 58
(14.4)
62
(16.7)
68
(20)
78
(25.6)
82
(27.8)
92
(33.3)
92
(33.3)
91
(32.8)
87
(30.6)
82
(27.8)
72
(22.2)
63
(17.2)
92
(33.3)
Average high °F (°C) 32.7
(0.39)
38.1
(3.39)
47.2
(8.44)
57.5
(14.17)
67.8
(19.89)
79.4
(26.33)
87.1
(30.61)
84.9
(29.39)
73.4
(23)
60.4
(15.78)
42.7
(5.94)
34.0
(1.11)
58.77
(14.87)
Daily mean °F (°C) 21.7
(-5.72)
26.6
(-3)
35.4
(1.89)
45.1
(7.28)
55.1
(12.83)
65.5
(18.61)
72.6
(22.56)
70.7
(21.5)
59.8
(15.44)
47.5
(8.61)
32.3
(0.17)
23.3
(-4.83)
46.3
(7.944)
Average low °F (°C) 10.7
(-11.83)
15.0
(-9.44)
23.5
(-4.72)
32.6
(0.33)
42.4
(5.78)
51.6
(10.89)
58.1
(14.5)
56.4
(13.56)
46.1
(7.83)
34.5
(1.39)
21.8
(-5.67)
12.6
(-10.78)
33.78
(0.986)
Record low °F (°C) −31
(-35)
−42
(-41.1)
−31
(-35)
−16
(-26.7)
6
(-14.4)
21
(-6.1)
26
(-3.3)
20
(-6.7)
5
(-15)
−16
(-26.7)
−29
(-33.9)
−45
(-42.8)
−45
(-42.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.44
(11.2)
0.58
(14.7)
0.77
(19.6)
1.61
(40.9)
2.55
(64.8)
2.42
(61.5)
2.09
(53.1)
1.82
(46.2)
1.16
(29.5)
1.32
(33.5)
0.70
(17.8)
0.58
(14.7)
16.04
(407.4)
Source #1: NOAA (normals, 1971–2000)
Source #2: The Weather Channel (Records)

Attractions

Dogie Theater Newcastle Wyoming
Dogie Theater, Newcastle

The town boasts great walking trails. A historic tour starts at the Anna Miller Museum. Also included are the Greenwood Cemetery and a downtown historic district listed with the NRHP. The "Serenity Trail" allows walkers to view wildlife in the area.


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