Castle Rock is a medium-sized town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 73,158 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 $109,700.00.
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 87.06% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Castle Rock is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Castle Rock who work in management occupations (15.58%), sales jobs (12.87%), and office and administrative support (10.10%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Castle Rock telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.87% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 Rock 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 town’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 Rock’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The citizens of Castle Rock are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.23% 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 2018 was $44,250, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $177,000 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 10.32% 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 German/Yiddish.