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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Castro is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California with a population of 5,834. Castro is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Castro offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Castro there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Castro and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Castro are above average.
About Castro...
Population
5,834

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,213,121
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,959
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    67%
  • Own
    33%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    2,908.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    593.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,014.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,166.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    861.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$119,500
National
$55,322
Families with Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    2%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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