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 $88,294.00.
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 87.49% 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 (15.33%), sales jobs (12.82%), and office and administrative support (12.58%).
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: 8.97% 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Castle Rock really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Castle Rock perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The education level of Castle Rock ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Castle Rock, 48.10% 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 $37,800, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $151,200 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. 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 10.03% 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.