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The population of Castroville is approximately 2,303 (2000), 2680 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 859 (1990), 1024 (2010).

The amount of land area in Castroville is 6.312 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.015 sq kilometers.
The distance from Castroville to Washington DC is 1462 miles. The distance to the Texas state capital is 95 miles. (as the crow flies)
Castroville is positioned 29.34 degrees north of the equator and 98.87 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Castroville elevation is 760 feet above sea level.
Castroville median income is $51,007 (2000).

The Castroville median home price is $88,700 (2000).

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Castroville location: 22 miles west and slightly south of San Antonio. Here is a map page for Castroville.

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Climate & Weather

Castroville average annual rainfall is 30 inches per year
The average winter temperature is 55 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 75 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 82 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 65 degrees F.

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Castroville history:

Here is a history page for Castroville. Also try this history page for additional information.

Castroville was named for Henri Castro who was awarded a land grant on 15 January 1842. He then purchased more land because he wanted to start a settlement on the Medina River. On 2 September 1844, he left San Antonio with a small group of Alsatian colonists to find a place to settle. The place they chose was a level area along the river with many pecan trees and greenery. Though the settlement had many trials with animals, the weather, plagues of locusts and cholera, and raids by Comanches and Mexicans, they persisted. The lots were laid out with farming plots included in each one. Castro named most streets after his friends, relatives and European capitals. A church was built early on with more being built soon thereafter. By 1854 there was an operating school in town. Within a few years more, a number of businesses had opened up in Castroville.
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Castroville attractions:

Little Alsace of Texas. over 120 historic buildings, including the St. Louis Church on the square, built in the 1800's.

Kelly Air Force Base 12 miles

See the government page for information about the Castroville Municipal Airport

Learn more about Castroville at this informative site.

The Alsatian Dancers

Here is another website all about Castroville

Landmark Inn - State Historical Site

View photos of Castroville in this photo gallery.

Castroville Regional Park
816 Alsace Street
On The Medina River
The park has 126 wooded acres on the river with an RV park, pool, pavilions, camping, BBQ, tennis, vollyball, soccer, playgrounds and much more.

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