Castle Rock, CO
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Castle Rock is a medium-sized town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 55,591 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Castle Rock is the 17th largest community in Colorado. Castle Rock 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 Rock, where the median household income is $86,563.00.

Castle Rock home prices are not only among the most expensive in Colorado, but Castle Rock real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Castle Rock is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.71% 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 (16.11%), sales jobs (13.05%), and office and administrative support (12.19%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.37% 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.

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.

Castle Rock is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.56% of adults in Castle Rock have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Castle Rock in 2010 was $35,779, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,116 for a family of four. However, Castle Rock contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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. Castle Rock also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.54% of the town’s residents. 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 French.