According to Handbagpicks, the city of Newcastle, Texas is located in the northern part of the state, just south of the Red River. It is a small town with a population of about 5,000 people. The terrain is mostly flat and the climate can be described as semi-arid. Summers are hot and dry, while winters are mild and humid.
The history of Newcastle dates back to 1849 when it was founded by settlers from Louisiana. It was named for a town in England that shares its namesake. Over the years, Newcastle has grown into an agricultural and industrial center with a focus on cattle ranching and oil production. The economy is largely based on agriculture, petroleum production, manufacturing, and retail trade.
Education in Newcastle is provided by two high schools: Newcastle High School and Newcastle Middle School. There are also several private schools available for students who wish to pursue advanced education. The city also has two universities – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and Texas Southern University-Texarkana – which provide educational opportunities to students from all over the world.
Politics in Newcastle are dominated by conservative values as it lies within Cooke County which overwhelmingly votes Republican in most elections. Despite its conservative leanings, there is still an active Democratic Party presence in town that works to ensure that all voices are heard during election season.
Newcastle’s landmarks include several historical sites such as the Old City Hall building built in 1878 which now serves as a museum dedicated to local history; the Old Mill which was built in 1858; and the First Baptist Church which was established in 1854 when it became one of the first churches constructed after settlement began in the area. Other notable landmarks include a number of parks including Frisco Park which features a lake for fishing and swimming; numerous restaurants offering local fare; art galleries; museums; libraries; theaters; shopping centers; golf courses; spas & salons; gyms & fitness centers; churches & synagogues; hospitals & medical centers; banks & credit unions; hotels & motels etc., making it an ideal place for anyone looking for recreation or business opportunities alike!
Population: 575. Estimated population in July 2020: 571 (-0.7% change)
Males: 286 (49.7%), Females: 289 (50.3%)
Zip code: 76372
Median resident age: 36.6 years
Median household income: $24,485
Median house value: $27,300
Races in Newcastle:
- White Non-Hispanic (91.1%)
- Hispanic (5.6%)
- American Indian (2.4%)
- Other race (2.3%)
- Black (1.4%)
- Two or more races (1.4%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)
Ancestries: United States (21.0%), Irish (15.0%), English (5.7%), German (5.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%), West Indian (1.7%).
Elevation: 1147 feet
Land area: 1.8 square miles
Newcastle is a small town located in Clay County, Texas. According to the 2018 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the population of Newcastle is 1,202. The majority of residents in Newcastle are white with a small Hispanic population making up 6% of the population. The median age of residents is 39 years old and the median household income is $56,719 which is higher than the average for Texas as a whole. There are a total of 486 households with an average size of 2.4 people per household.
The educational attainment rate for adults 25 and older in Newcastle is higher than that of Texas as a whole with 90% having at least some college education or higher compared to 86% statewide. The unemployment rate for Newcastle is 5%, slightly lower than the national average and significantly lower than that of Texas overall at 6%. In terms of crime, Newcastle has one of the lowest rates among cities in Texas with only 0.3 violent crimes per 1,000 people compared to 3 per 1,000 statewide. This makes it one of the safest towns in the state and contributes to its overall peaceful atmosphere and close-knit community feeling that residents enjoy living there so much.
For population 25 years and over in Newcastle
- High school or higher: 62.0%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 5.2%
- Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
- Unemployed: 16.8%
- Mean travel time to work: 27.8 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Newcastle city
- Never married: 19.4%
- Now married: 55.2%
- Separated: 3.1%
- Widowed: 8.2%
- Divorced: 14.1%
3.1% Foreign born (3.1% Latin America).
Population change in the 1990s: +72 (+14.3%).
Hospitals/medical centers near Newcastle:
- HAMILTON HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; OLNEY, TX)
- GRAHAM REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 13 miles; GRAHAM, TX)
- THROCKMORTON COUNTY MEM HOSPITAL (about 34 miles; THROCKMORTON, TX)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Newcastle:
- SHEPPARD AFB/WICHITA FALLS MUNI (about 58 miles; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Abbreviation: SPS)
- ABILENE REGIONAL (about 85 miles; ABILENE, TX; Abbreviation: ABI)
- DYESS AFB (about 94 miles; ABILENE, TX; Abbreviation: DYS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Newcastle:
- OLNEY MUNI (about 13 miles; OLNEY, TX; Abbreviation: ONY)
- GRAHAM MUNI (about 15 miles; GRAHAM, TX; Abbreviation: RPH)
- ROSSER RANCH (about 16 miles; GRAHAM, TX; Abbreviation: 10F)
Colleges and Universities
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newcastle:
- MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,619)
- TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 77 miles; STEPHENVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,068)
- ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (about 84 miles; ABILENE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,380)
- HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY (about 85 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,026)
- CAMERON UNIVERSITY (about 100 miles; LAWTON, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,529)
- TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE (about 102 miles; FT WORTH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 15,454)
- TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (about 105 miles; FT WORTH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,032)
Public high school in Newcastle:
- NEWCASTLE H S (Students: 95; Location: 500 WASHINGTON; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Newcastle:
- NEWCASTLE EL (Students: 93; Location: 500 WASHINGTON; Grades: PK – 06)