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Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyHenry
Settled1822
Government
 • MayorJim Small (R)
Area
 • Total5.9 sq mi (15.4 km2)
 • Land5.9 sq mi (15.4 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation
1,070 ft (326 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total17,780
 • Density2,987.5/sq mi (1,153.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47362
FIPS code18-52740[1]
GNIS feature ID0440031[2]
Websitewww.cityofnewcastle.net/

New Castle is a city in Henry County, Indiana, 44 miles (71 km) east of Indianapolis, on the Big Blue River. In 1900, 3,406 people lived in the town; in 1910, 9,446; in 1920, 14,458; and in 1940, 16,620. The population was 17,780 in 2000. The city is the county seat of Henry County. New Castle is home to New Castle Fieldhouse, the largest high school in the world.

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