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Overview

Introduction to Castle Rock, Colorado

Castle Rock, Colorado, in Douglas county, is 22 miles S of Aurora, Colorado. The town is in the Denver area.

Castle Rock History

Castle Rock was founded in 1874. The eastern border of Douglas County was redrawn at this time, and Castle Rock was chosen as the county seat. The area was originally inhabited by Cheyenne and Arapahoe Native Americans. In the early 1860s there were rumors of gold in the area, which drew large numbers of European settlers to the area.

Castle Rock and nearby Attractions

  • Littleton Historical Museum
  • Wildlife Experience Museum
  • Franktown Parker FPM-1 Reservoir
  • Pike National Forest
  • Castlewood Canyon State Park

Things To Do In Castle Rock

While in Castle Rock, one can visit the Wildlife Experience Museum, which has a collection of wildlife art. The town also provides easy access to the Littleton Historical Museum and the Museum of Outdoor Arts.

Castle Rock Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by the Buckley AFB Airport.

Castle Rock Higher Education

For higher education, one can enroll at the Community College of Aurora, the Emily Griffith Opportunity School or the United States Air Force Academy.

Demographics

People

Total Population53,789
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens8.7%
Employed Population 16+27,781
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married64.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.5%
Median Earnings25+$53,777
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$33,991
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,134

Wealth

Median Family Income$105,817
% Above Poverty Level95.4%
% Below Poverty Level4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone17.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,307
Median House Value$328,700

Ancestry

German24.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.4%
Irish14.7%
English13.1%
Italian6.7%
Polish4.2%
Norwegian3.5%
French Except Basque3.4%
Scottish3.2%
Swedish2.5%
Dutch2.1%
Russian1.1%
Danishn0.9%
Czech0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Arab0.6%
Canadian0.6%
African0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Greek0.5%
Slovene0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Jordanian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Icelander0.1%
Croatian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
South African0.1%
US/American0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Liberian0.1%
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Castle Rock Almanac

CategoryValue
County Douglas County
Standard Zip Codes80104, 80109, 80108
Phone Area Codes303
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude39.37
Approximate Longitude-104.85

Castle Rock Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCASTLE ROCK
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp14 to 44 F
Apr Temp30 to 58 F
Jul Temp53 to 84 F
Oct Temp32 to 65 F
Annual Precip17.3 inches
StationSTRONTIA SPRINGS DAM
Distance14.6 miles
Jan Temp8 to 42 F
Apr Temp28 to 60 F
Jul Temp51 to 85 F
Oct Temp29 to 66 F
Annual Precip21 inches
StationPARKER 6 E
Distance15.6 miles
Jan Temp18 to 43 F
Apr Temp32 to 60 F
Jul Temp56 to 85 F
Oct Temp36 to 66 F
Annual Precip15.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Elizabeth1,174$58,750
Foxfield732$119,583
Greenwood Village15,208$161,279
Larkspur221$49,583
Lone Tree12,808$142,500
Parker48,442$114,603

Castle Rock Public Libraries

Douglas County Libraries
100 SOUTH WILCOX
Castle Rock, Colorado
(303) 791-7323

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Castle Rock Hospitals

Castle Rock Adventist Hospital
2350 Meadows Blvd
(720) 455-2500

Castle Rock Public Schools

Academy Charter School
1551 Prairie Hawk Drive
ZIP: 80104
Primary
Total Enrollment 726
Cantril
312 Cantril Street
ZIP: 80104
Primary
Total Enrollment 35
Castle Rock Elementary School
1103 Canyon Drive
ZIP: 80104
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Cloverleaf Home Education
312 Cantril Street Ste 101
ZIP: 80104
Other
Total Enrollment 343
Daniel C Oakes High School--castle Rock
15 South Gilbert Street
ZIP: 80104
High
Total Enrollment 160
Douglas County High School
2842 Front Street
ZIP: 80104
High
Total Enrollment 1862
Early Childhood Center
3950 Trail Boss Lane
ZIP: 80104
Primary
Total Enrollment 183
Edcsd: Colorado Cyber School
801 South Perry Street Ste 130
ZIP: 80104
Other
Total Enrollment 279
Flagstone Elementary School
104 Lovington Street
ZIP: 80104
Primary
Total Enrollment 635
Mesa Middle School
365 Mitchell Street
ZIP: 80104
Middle
Total Enrollment 962
Renaissance Expedition Learn Outward Bound School
3960 Trailboss Lane
ZIP: 80104
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
Rock Ridge Elementary School
400 North Heritage Road
ZIP: 80104
Primary
Total Enrollment 663
Sage Canyon Elementary
2420 Autumn Sage Street
ZIP: 80104
Primary
Total Enrollment 721
South Ridge Elementary An Ib World School
1100 South Street
ZIP: 80104
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
Buffalo Ridge Elementary School
7075 North Shoreham Drive
ZIP: 80108
Primary
Total Enrollment 545
Dc Montessori Charter School
311 East Castle Pines Parkway
ZIP: 80108
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
Timber Trail Elementary School
690 West Castle Pines Parkway
ZIP: 80108
Primary
Total Enrollment 587
Aspen View Academy
2131 Low Meadow Blvd
ZIP: 80109
Primary
Total Enrollment 748
Castle Rock Middle School
2575 Meadows Boulevard
ZIP: 80109
Middle
Total Enrollment 894
Castle View High School
5254 North Meadows Dr
ZIP: 80109
High
Total Enrollment 1920
Clear Sky Elementary
1470 Clear Sky Way
ZIP: 80109
Primary
Total Enrollment 860
Meadow View Elementary School
3700 Butterfield Crossing
ZIP: 80109
Primary
Total Enrollment 525
Soaring Hawk Elementary School
4665 Tanglevine Drive
ZIP: 80109
Primary
Total Enrollment 628

Castle Rock Private Schools

Montessori School Of Castle Rock
15 S Gilbert St Suites C&d
ZIP: 80104
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
The Goddard School
4340 Woodlands Blvd
ZIP: 80104
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Kindercare Learning Centers
4981 Metzler Way
ZIP: 80108
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Primrose School Of Castle Rock
5885 New Abbey Ln
ZIP: 80108
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Castle Academy
1354 Park St
ZIP: 80109
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Kindercare Learning Center
4721 N Industrial Way
ZIP: 80109
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
The Rock Academy
4881 Cherokee Dr
ZIP: 80109
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Woodlands Academy
1057 Park St
ZIP: 80109
Elementary
Total Enrollment 31
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