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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Castle Rock is a suburb of Denver with a population of 57,274. Castle Rock is in Douglas County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Castle Rock offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Castle Rock there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Castle Rock and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Castle Rock are above average.
About Castle Rock...
Population
57,274

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$356,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,430
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Castle Rock Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    27.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    26.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    1.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    153.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,247.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    100.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Castle Rock

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$101,122
National
$55,322
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Beautiful area with a small-town vibe, many different available recreational opportunities, varied options for food and entertainment. There are many local traditions that help one feel connected to the community. This area still has space to grow and offer even more opportunities to residents to become involved in the community with a diverse selection of recreational and entertainment opportunities. This area has amazing schools with both charter, public and private options available to suit your specific needs. Conveniently located between both Colorado Springs and Denver offering varied job opportunities with a minimal commute. Family friendly with many young families occupying the area.
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An affluent city located midway between Denver and Colorado Springs. There are many shopping and eating areas here, a good mixture of mainstream and niche places to choose from. There are many fantastic neighborhoods for families to move in to, all with great schools. One downside to living here is that it was built to be a small town, but with the recent population increase, the roads and public parking have taken quite a hit. Traffic can be nightmarish and downtown city celebrations tend to feel very crowded because of the street layout. Castle Rock simply wasn't built with the intention of being an "up and coming suburb of Denver."
I love living in Castle Rock, Colorado! It's the perfect place to raise a family. Very family friendly, and close enough to Denver to still enjoy the city. Prices, especially homes, tend to be expensive, but buying a home in Castle Rock will be a good future investment!