New Castle, Kentucky

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New Castle is a city in Henry County, Kentucky, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 919. It is the county seat of Henry County.[1] It is located on U.S. Route 421 30 miles northeast of Louisville.

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History

The city was founded in 1798 and incorporated in 1817. The origin of the name is unknown. The population was 755 in 1970, 832 in 1980, and 893 in 1990.

Geography

New Castle is located at 38°26′1″N 85°10′10″W / 38.43361°N 85.16944°W / 38.43361; -85.16944 (38.433645, -85.169345)[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] 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/sq mi (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.

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