Castro Valley, CA

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Living in Castro Valley

Castro Valley is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 64,642 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Castro Valley is the 138th largest community in California.

Castro Valley home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Castro Valley real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some towns, Castro Valley isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Castro Valley are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Castro Valley is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Castro Valley who work in office and administrative support (13.61%), management occupations (12.82%), and sales jobs (9.93%).

Also of interest is that Castro Valley has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Castro Valley, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.82 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Castro Valley is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Castro Valley area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Castro Valley are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.61% of adults in Castro Valley have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Castro Valley in 2010 was $43,037, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $172,148 for a family of four. However, Castro Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Castro Valley is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Castro Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Castro Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Castro Valley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.80% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Castro Valley include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Portuguese.

Castro Valley also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.29%.

The most common language spoken in Castro Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.