Castro Valley, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Castro Valley, California - Basic Facts

The Castro Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 64,134 as of July 1, 2016. Castro Valley ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Castro Valley is located at latitude 37.7097 and longitude -122.0623 in Alameda County. The formal boundaries for the Castro Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.32 sq. miles. Alameda County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 161 feet.

The Castro Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407987) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Castro Valley Census Designated Place is located within Hayward CCD of Alameda County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Castro Valley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Castro Valley, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 64,134
Population in Households 62,921
Population in Familes 52,766
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,213
Population Density1 3,831
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 23,170
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 16,571
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 24,197 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,467 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,703 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,027 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $608,823
Average Home Value $616,823


Median Household Income $83,700
Average Household Income $111,299
Per Capita Income $41,187
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 1.03%
Households 0.58% 0.96%
Families 0.45% 0.94%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Castro Valley, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Castro Valley to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 140 91st
Population Density1 # 330 78th
Diversity Index2 # 533 65th
Median Household Income # 265 83rd
Per Capita Income # 309 80th

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