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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Castaic is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 19,299. Castaic is in Los Angeles County. Living in Castaic offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Castaic and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Castaic are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$472,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,424
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Castaic

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$109,717
National
$55,322
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Castaic Reviews

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Castaic is a suburb that is geographically part of the Santa Clarita Valley, but officially just a small town at the tail end of LA County. Because of this, we are outfitted with our own: public library, school district, and our prized Castaic Lake! Although there is some racial diversity, it is a predominantly caucasian area. Being that there is only one middle school in the school district, mostly every family eventually crosses paths making this town is extremely tight-knit. This town is family-oriented and very much a suburban, calm area. I personally grew up knowing all of my neighbors who automatically became my childhood friends. Our neighboring towns in the Santa Clarita Valley offer major night-life excitement with: Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park, a movie theater, and a mall.
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I've lived in the Castaic area since '92 when there was no mall in the Santa Clarita Valley & alot of barren land. It has transitioned over the years with many fast food spots & other businesses. There is 1 grocery store in Castaic but all of the major businesses are easily accessible within 5 miles. I consider this area clean, quiet & relatively safe. No area is perfect. The truckers who flow through because there are accomodations for them to gas up, park overnite etc..should be more watchful & respectful of the motorists. They drive like they are the only ones on the main street Castaic Rd.
Castaic is this cozy little trucker town tucked in the corner right before the grapevine. Unfortunately with all the truckers stopping through you never know when the wrong person could pull into town. Prostitution, kidnappings, as well as murders have escalated in this town in the last few years. Castaic is probably home to one of the biggest drug rings in the entire city of Santa Clarita. I'd like to see more businesses come into the town, more restaurants and things to do, so the people here can have a better quality of life.