Castalia is a tiny village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 757 people and just one neighborhood, Castalia is the 613th largest community in Ohio. Castalia has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Castalia is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Castalia is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Castalia who work in sales jobs (18.82%), office and administrative support (10.36%), and food service (8.67%).
Castalia’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Castalia is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Castalia citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.58% of adults 25 and older in Castalia have a college degree.
The per capita income in Castalia in 2018 was $21,844, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,376 for a family of four. However, Castalia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Castalia is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Castalia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Castalia residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Castalia include German, English, Italian, Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Castalia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the neighborhood stands out by having 93.7% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.7% of all American neighborhoods.
Significantly, 6.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Castalia are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 63.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 29.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 79.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 35.9% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 34.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.1%), and 12.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Castalia, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (33.8%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (18.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (8.7%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (5.6%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (4.5%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (62.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (93.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.