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Castle Rock
Douglas County, Colorado

ZipCodes
80104




Page Contents for Castle Rock, Colorado

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Economy

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
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).
Castle Rock average annual rainfall is 15.6 inches per year
Castle Rock average annual precipitation is 16.6 inches peryear.
Castle Rock average annual snowfall is 62.2 inches per year.
Castle Rock average temperature is (January) 45, (July) 87 degrees F.

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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Weather


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!!
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History & History Related Items

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.
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The founding of Castle Rock

1874

The incorporation of Castle Rock

1881


Attractions

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

See Photographs of Castle Rock

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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Economy & Industry


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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Castle Rock City Government

Town of Castle Rock
Castle Rock has a Council/City Manager form of government. There are seven council members. All terms are for two years. The Mayor is elected from among the Town Council each year.

Castle Rock Town Hall
100 N. Wilcox St
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303-660-1015




COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Douglas County
100 Third Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303-660-7400

Castle Rock Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
420 Jerry St
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303-688-4597

Castle Rock Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
420 Jerry St
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303-688-4597

Castle Rock Libraries

Douglas County Public Libraries
100 S. Wilcox
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303-791-READ

Castle Rock Schools

Douglas County School District
620 Wilcox St
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303-387-0100
Woodlands Academy
Castle Rock, CO
Phone: 303-814-8582
Castle Rock

Miscellany

The population of Castle Rock was:
1980 - 3,921
1990 - 8,708
1995 - 13,000
1997 - 15,252
1998 - 17,277
2000 - 18,000
2005 - 35,745
2007 - 42,447

the number of housing units was:
1990 - 3,529
2000 - 7,447


Median age:
2000 - 31.9 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 64,138
2005 - $ 64,679
2007 - $ 71,800

Median house value:
2000 - $ 185,700
2007 - $ 263,900

Castle Rock is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.


Median age:
1997 - 33.7 years
2000 -

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