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.
When you are in Castroville, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 59.09% of Castroville’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Castroville is a town of farmers, fishers, or foresters, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Castroville who work in farm management occupations (27.24%), office and administrative support (8.82%), and sales jobs (7.31%).
The population of Castroville has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 5.06% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Castroville in 2010 was $13,487, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $53,948 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 90.08% 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Castroville's cultural character, accounting for 43.87% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Castroville is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.