New Castle, Indiana

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City of New Castle
City
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°55′25″N 85°21′54″W / 39.92361°N 85.365°W / 39.92361; -85.365Coordinates: 39°55′25″N 85°21′54″W / 39.92361°N 85.365°W / 39.92361; -85.365
Country United States
State Indiana
County Henry
Settled 1822
Government
 • Mayor Jim Small (R)
Area
 • Total 5.9 sq mi (15.4 km2)
 • Land 5.9 sq mi (15.4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 1,070 ft (326 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 17,780
 • Density 2,987.5/sq mi (1,153.8/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47362
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-52740[1]
GNIS feature ID 0440031[2]

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 gymnasium in the world.

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