Castaic is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 19,574 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Castaic is the 318th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Castaic are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Castaic is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Castaic is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Castaic who work in office and administrative support (16.61%), management occupations (13.15%), and sales jobs (11.13%).
Also of interest is that Castaic has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Castaic is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Castaic’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The overall education level of Castaic citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.80% of adults in Castaic have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Castaic in 2010 was $35,715, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $142,860 for a family of four. However, Castaic contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Castaic is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Castaic home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Castaic residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Castaic also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.06% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Castaic include Irish, English, Italian, and Swedish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Castaic's cultural character, accounting for 17.87% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Castaic is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.