Castle Pines is a somewhat small city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 12,298 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Castle Pines is the 49th largest community in Colorado. Castle Pines has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Castle Pines, where the median household income is $178,036.00.
Castle Pines home prices are not only among the most expensive in Colorado, but Castle Pines real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Castle Pines is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.83% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Castle Pines is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Castle Pines who work in management occupations (21.30%), business and financial occupations (13.40%), and sales jobs (12.53%).
Also of interest is that Castle Pines has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 24.67% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Castle Pines 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 city’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, Castle Pines’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Castle Pines. 71.12% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Castle Pines in 2018 was $64,910, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $259,640 for a family of four.
Castle Pines is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Castle Pines home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Castle Pines residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Castle Pines include German, Irish, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Castle Pines is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Tagalog.