Newcastle, CA 

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+31.4% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

139.3 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

8.4 / 7.1

summer / winter

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Newcastle, CA

Living in Newcastle, California is an enjoyable experience. The small town atmosphere offers a relaxed lifestyle that is perfect for families and those who enjoy the outdoors. There are plenty of activities to do, including hiking, biking, fishing and camping in nearby parks, spending time at the lake or river with friends, or attending local events hosted by the community. There are several local shops, restaurants and bars to visit as well as a vibrant art scene. The warm climate allows for outdoor activities throughout the year. Overall, Newcastle is an inviting place to call home with its peaceful atmosphere and endless possibilities for adventure. Capital city / suburban complex - Northern California, northern Central Valley at the base of the Sierra Nevada.
State: California
County: Placer County
Metro Area: Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom Metro Area
City: Newcastle
Zip Codes: 95658
Cost of Living: 39.3% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 25 ft above sea level
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Mild winters
Nearby recreation
Central location
Growth and sprawl
Rising cost of living
Summer heat

What Bert Has To Say About Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom Metro Area

Sacramento, the capital of California, has been a leading agricultural and transportation center for most of its history. In the past 15 years, as costs have escalated in California’s coastal cities, thousands have migrated to the area for its reduced cost of living and proximity to San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. Now, as a result, growth and traffic issues have become top-of-mind issues for the area. Downtown Sacramento is pleasant and attractive but somewhat lacking in entertainment and activities (aside from restored historic “Old Sacramento” riverfront downtown area). Most recent growth has occurred to the north, northeast, and south as typical California sprawl- freeways, strip malls, and endless developments of tightly packed homes. Job growth projections remain strong.


The unemployment rate in Newcastle is 5.5% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Newcastle jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Newcastle's cost of living is 39.3% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Newcastle's Cost of Living

May, October and June are the most pleasant months in Newcastle, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Placer county remained moderately Republican, 52.1% to 45.5%. More Voting Stats

Newcastle's population is 1,505 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 13.0%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 28.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Newcastle is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.6%.

Newcastle public schools spend $9,844 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 20.9 students per teacher in Newcastle. More Education

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Housing Market in Newcastle

It's a good time to buy in Newcastle. Home Appreciation is up 3.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Newcastle is .

Reviews for Newcastle   3 Reviews
Not the best place, not the worst. - 9/15/2020
I’ve lived here for six years, and it’s been an interesting experience to say the least. If you’re liberal, don’t expect many people to outwardly share the same... Read More

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Great Place - 11/11/2017
We settled in Newcastle countryside 16 years ago, and it's been a really beautiful place to live. My only complaint is that it is often hot in the summer from July to... Read More

In the Sierra Foothills - 9/17/2012
I moved here on August 22, 2012 and I have to say it is one of the most magnificent ecosystems I have ever seen. While the cost of living here is higher than the... Read More

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