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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.


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Median household income
Local
$64,874
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Castro Valley demographic reports
Public transportation: AC Transit, DART (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Cull Canyon
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 139

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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31% of Castro Valley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Castro Valley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $882.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,756.


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Libraries in Castro Valley include Castro Valley Library ... View libraries

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Alameda County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Castro Valley political report.

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The average commute time for Castro Valley workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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