Castroville is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 6,829 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Castroville is the 477th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Castroville 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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Castroville is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 48.40% of the Castroville workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Castroville is a town of service providers, farmers, fishers, or foresters, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Castroville who work in farm management occupations (19.50%), maintenance occupations (8.63%), and office and administrative support (8.22%).
Castroville is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Castroville has a very low overall level of education: only 7.05% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Castroville in 2010 was $14,286, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $57,144 for a family of four. However, Castroville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Castroville is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Castroville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Castroville, accounting for 87.28% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Castroville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Castroville include Welsh, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Castroville's cultural character, accounting for 43.27% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Castroville is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.