Newcastle, ME Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Newcastle, Maine - Basic Facts

The Newcastle Census Designated Place had a population of 669 as of July 1, 2016. Newcastle ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Newcastle is located at latitude 44.0486 and longitude -69.5333 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the Newcastle Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.63 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Newcastle Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583564) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Newcastle Census Designated Place is located within Town of Newcastle, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lincoln County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Newcastle population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newcastle: New Castle.

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Newcastle Census Designated Place, ME Boundary Map

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Newcastle, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 669
Population in Households 664
Population in Familes 515
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 308
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 328
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 208
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 391 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 249 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $288,636
Average Home Value $365,863


Median Household Income $52,254
Average Household Income $74,686
Per Capita Income $33,815
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.09%
Households 0.1% 0.18%
Families 2.62% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Newcastle, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newcastle to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 120 8th
Population Density1 # 93 29th
Diversity Index2 # 114 13th
Median Household Income # 36 73rd
Per Capita Income # 23 83rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maine Census Data Comparison Tool.