Castroville, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Castroville, California - Basic Facts

The Castroville Census Designated Place had a population of 6,846 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Castroville: Del Monte Junction.

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Castroville, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,846
Population in Households 6,832
Population in Familes 6,118
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 6,701
Diversity Index2 84


Median Household Income $51,207
Average Household Income $65,197
Per Capita Income $14,868


Total Housing Units 1,625 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 609 (37.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 943 (58.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $375,843
Average Home Value $471,141


Total Households 1,552
Average Household Size 4.4
Family Households 1,372
Average Family Size 4
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.67% 0.64%
Households 0.66% 0.62%
Families 0.66% 0.62%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

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, 2018 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 # 580 62nd
Population Density # 155 90th
Diversity Index # 203 87th
Median Household Income # 971 36th
Per Capita Income # 1378 9th

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