Newcastle, Texas

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Newcastle is a city in Young County, Texas, United States. Following the beginning of coal mining in 1908, the town was established and named for the English coal town, Newcastle upon Tyne. Coal mining had ended by 1942. The population was 575 at the 2000 census.



Newcastle is located at 33°11′33″N 98°44′17″W / 33.1925°N 98.73806°W / 33.1925; -98.73806 (33.192383, -98.737969)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 575 people, 233 households, and 157 families residing in the city. The population density was 317.5 people per square mile (122.7/km²). There were 266 housing units at an average density of 146.9/sq mi (56.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.91% White, 1.39% African American, 1.04% Native American, 2.26% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.57% of the population.

There were 233 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,485, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $20,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,004. About 16.1% of families and 18.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.6% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

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