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Castro Valley
  • Suburb of Oakland, CA

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade unavailable
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Castro Valley is a suburb of Oakland with a population of 65,444. Castro Valley is in Alameda County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Castro Valley offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Castro Valley there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Castro Valley and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Castro Valley are highly rated.

About

About Castro Valley...
Population
65,444

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,013,900
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$2,383
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Castro Valley Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade unavailable
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    No data available  
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    No data available  
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    No data available  
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    No data available  
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    No data available  
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No data available  
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  11%

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