Castro Valley, CA
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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.

Housing costs in Castro Valley 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.

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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Castro Valley use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Castro Valley‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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.

In addition, Castro Valley has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (23.29%).

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