Castle Rock, CO
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Castle Rock is a medium-sized town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 62,276 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 $101,122.00.

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.

When you are in Castle Rock, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 0.00% of Castle Rock’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Castle Rock is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Castle Rock who work in office and administrative support (0.00%), sales jobs (0.00%), and personal care services (0.00%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.21% 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 citizens of Castle Rock are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.89% of adults in Castle Rock have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Castle Rock in 2010 was $40,236, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $160,944 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 10.19% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Castle Rock include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

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