Castle Rock, CO


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Living in Castle Rock

Castle Rock is a medium-sized town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 57,666 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Castle Rock is the 17th largest community in Colorado. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Castle Rock, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Castle Rock, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Castle Rock’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Castle Rock does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $93,153.00.

Housing costs in Castle Rock 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 Colorado.

Castle Rock is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.71% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Castle Rock is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Castle Rock who work in management occupations (15.26%), sales jobs (13.05%), and office and administrative support (12.48%).

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.99% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Because of many things, Castle Rock is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Castle Rock a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Castle Rock has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Castle Rock’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Castle Rock 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 bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Castle Rock area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Castle Rock ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Castle Rock, 48.49% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Castle Rock in 2010 was $38,610, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $154,440 for a family of four.

Castle Rock is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Castle Rock home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Castle Rock residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Castle Rock include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Castle Rock is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.