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The population of Castle Rock is approximately 42,447 (2007), 48231 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 7,447 (2000), 16688 (2010).

The amount of land area in Castle Rock is 79.909 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Castle Rock is 31.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Castle Rock to Washington DC is 1579 miles. The distance to the Colorado state capital is 26 miles. (as the crow flies)
Castle Rock is positioned 39.37 degrees north of the equator and 104.85 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Castle Rock elevation is 6,210 feet above sea level.
Castle Rock per capita income is $26,760 (2000).
Castle Rock median income is $71,800 (2007).

The Castle Rock median home price is $263,900 (2007).

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Castle Rock location: in central Colorado about halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs. We are 30 minutes from Colorado Springs and 25 minutes from Denver. Other nearby communities include Castle Pines, Franktown, The Pinery, Sedalia, Larkspur, Stonegate, Carriage Club and Parker.

Here is a map page for Castle Rock.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Castle Rock is enjoyable! The annual average humidity is 40%. There is snow, but it is generally off the roads within 24 hours. There is sunshine 70% of the year!!
Castle Rock average annual rainfall is 15.6 inches per year
Castle Rock average annual precipitation is 16.6 inches per year.
Castle Rock average annual snowfall is 62.2 inches per year.
Castle Rock average temperature is (January) 45, (July) 87 degrees F.
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Castle Rock history:

This sheltered area as far as weather was concerned was visited mostly by Native Americans looking for wild game for food. White settlers came first because of the Homestead Act of 1864. One of these original homesteaders was Jeremiah Gould. After the official designation of Castle Rock as the county seat, he donated 120 acres for the town. Lots were auctioned off and streets were laid out. The first six streets were named Jerry, Wilcox, Elbert, Perry, Castle and Front.

Castle Rock is named after a small, very visible, butte just north of the town. It is located on East Plum Creek. Though just a small stream, it sometimes floods the area.

Here is a history page for Castle rock with lots of information.
The founding of Castle Rock: 1874
The incorporation date of Castle Rock: 1881

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Castle Rock attractions:

The Elephant Rock Ride
held each year beginning and ending at the county fairgrounds.

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More information about Castle Rock.

Colorado Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace
409-F South Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303-688-6010

Some of the attractions for Castle Rock are: Spring International PGA Golf Tournament, Castle Rock Factory Shops, ArtFest, Douglas County Fair and Rodeo, Christmas Starlighting.

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Castle Rock economy: Agriculture has long been the main economy of the area, but around the turn of the 20th century, rhyolite was mined in the quarries in and around the town. There are some buildings in town made from this rhyolite. Here is an economic guide for the Castle Rock area.

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