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Castalia is a town in Nash County, in the Rocky Mount metro area.
The community was named for the Castalian Springs of Greek mythology
The latitude of Castalia is 36.081N. The longitude is -78.057W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 308 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 348.
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5% of Castalia residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Castalia ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Castalia was $12,455, compared with $21,587 nationally.
2% of Castalia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Castalia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $163. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $550.
Nash County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Castalia political report.
The average commute time for Castalia workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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