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Artichoke Center of the World

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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).

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Castroville 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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Climate & Weather

Castroville average annual rainfall is 14.38 inches per year
Castroville average annual precipitation is 18.00 inches per year.
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.

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Castroville history:

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

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