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Castroville
Monterey County, California

ZipCodes
95012

Motto
Artichoke Center of the World



Page Contents for Castroville, California

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Economy

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Castroville is approximately 6,724 2000, 6481 2010.
The approximate number of families is 1,320 1990, 1470 2010.
The amount of land area in Castroville is 2.615 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Castroville is 1.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Castroville to Washington DC is 2541 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 121 miles. (as the crow flies)
Castroville is positioned 36.76 degrees north of the equator and 121.75 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Castroville elevation is 23 feet above sea level.
Castroville median income is $ 38,594 2000.
The Castroville median home price is $ 170,100 2000.
Castroville average annual rainfall is 14.38 inches per year
Castroville average annual precipitation is 18.00 inches peryear.
Castroville average temperature is 63 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 50.8 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 56.3 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 63.4 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 60.7 degrees F.

Location

about 9 miles from Salinas in the northern portion of Monterey County. The Monterey Peninsula is just 15 miles to the south with San Francisco about 102 miles to the north. Other nearby communities include Moss Landing, Elkhorn, Prunedale, Marina, Las Lomas, Boronda and Pajaro.
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History & History Related Items

Castroville is the county's second oldest town having been founded in 1863 by Juan Bautista Castro. Many historical buildings remain from the original town.

A giant artichoke is a favorite picture spot in Castroville.
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Attractions

Castroville is the Artichoke Capital of the World, providing about 75 percent of the nation's supply!

The Artichoke Festival is held every year in May. The vegetable is celebrated with demonstrations, souvenirs, food, arts and crafts and more. A 10K Run is also held. On a trivia note, Marilyn Monroe, then known as Norma Jean Baker, was the festival's very first Artichoke Queen in February 1948..
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Economy & Industry


mainstays of the local economy are agriculture, manufacturing and construction. Main crops for the area are strawberries, lettuce and artichokes.
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Castroville City Government

Castroville is an unincorporated area of Monterey County and as such is governed by the county board of supervisors.

Monterey County Administrative
240 Church St., #218
Salinas, CA 93901-2683
Phone: 408-647-7715

Castroville Chamber

North Monterey County Chamber of Commerce
Serving Castroville and Prunedale
10683 Merritt St.
Castroville, CA 95012
Phone: 831-633-2465

Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
243 El Dorado Street, Suite 200
Monterey, California 93940
Phone: 831-648-5360

Castroville Organizations

North Monterey County Chamber of Commerce
Serving Castroville and Prunedale
10683 Merritt St.
Castroville, CA 95012
Phone: 831-633-2465

Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
243 El Dorado Street, Suite 200
Monterey, California 93940
Phone: 831-648-5360

Castroville Libraries

Castroville Branch Library
11266 Merritt St.
Castroville, CA 95012-3420
Phone: 408-633-2829

Castroville Schools

Castroville Elementary School
11161 Merritt St.
Castroville, Ca 95-12-3415
Phone: 408-633-2570


Elkhorn Elementary School
2235 Elkhorn Rd
Castroville, CA 95012-9796
Phone: 408-633-2405


Joseph Gambetta Middle School
10301 Seymour St
Castroville, CA 95012-2606
Phone: 408-633-3391


North Monterey County High School
13990 Castroville Blvd
Castroville, CA 95012-9749
Phone: 408-633-5221


Adult Education-Pruneddale
13998 Castroville Blvd
Castroville, CA 95012-9749
Phone: 408-633-7050 Castroville

Miscellany

The population of Castroville was:
1990 - 5,272
2000 - 6,724

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