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. Much of the housing stock in Castle Rock was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Castle Rock economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Castle Rock, where 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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.99% 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.
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 citizens of Castle Rock are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.49% 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 $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.