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Castro Valley is in Alameda County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.
The community was named after Don Guillermo Castro, soldier and surveyor.
The latitude of Castro Valley is 37.694N. The longitude is -122.085W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 164 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 57,292.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Castro Valley demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Alameda County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Oakland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 94578 ZIP code.
11% of Castro Valley residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Castro Valley ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Castro Valley was $30,454, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Castro Valley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Castro Valley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $882. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,756.
Libraries in Castro Valley include Castro Valley Library ... View libraries
Alameda County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Castro Valley political report.
The average commute time for Castro Valley workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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