Castroville, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Castroville, California - Basic Facts

The Castroville Census Designated Place had a population of 6,840 as of July 1, 2016. Castroville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Castroville is located at latitude 36.7648 and longitude -121.7534 in Monterey County. The formal boundaries for the Castroville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Monterey County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Castroville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407988) 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 Castroville Census Designated Place is located within Castroville CCD of Monterey County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Castroville: Del Monte Junction.

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


Total Population 6,840
Population in Households 6,827
Population in Familes 6,088
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 6,695
Diversity Index2 84


Total Households 1,529
Average Household Size 4.47
Family Households 1,354
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 1,604 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 601 (37.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 928 (57.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $307,647
Average Home Value $400,042


Median Household Income $46,987
Average Household Income $58,007
Per Capita Income $13,049
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.87% 0.85%
Households 0.63% 0.75%
Families 0.65% 0.76%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   0.89%
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.

Castroville, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Castroville 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 # 577 62nd
Population Density1 # 149 90th
Diversity Index2 # 196 87th
Median Household Income # 1005 34th
Per Capita Income # 1398 8th

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