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"Little Alsace of Texas"

Castroville is a city in Medina County, in the San Antonio metro area.

The community was named after Henri Castro, founder.

The latitude of Castroville is 29.355N. The longitude is -98.878W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 758 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,839.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$42,308
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Castroville demographic reports
Castroville is on the Medina River.
Settled by Alsatian immigrants in the 1840s, the city still has a strong French culture.
Local foods: anise cookies
Local festivals include:
  • Heritage Day - Oct. 14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Castroville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Castroville Regional Park
Historic sites and museums: Landmark Inn State Historical Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Castroville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Medina County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 78009 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

22% of Castroville residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Castroville ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Castroville was $20,615, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

25% of Castroville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Castroville festival dates:

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History

Historic districts in Castroville include Castroville Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Castroville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $457.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $962.


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Libraries in Castroville include Castroville Public Library ... View libraries

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Medina County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Castroville political report.

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The average commute time for Castroville workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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