Castalia, NC

Castalia, situated in Nash County, is a small town made up of only 0.7 square miles...

2018 Best Guide to Castalia, NC

June 15, 2018


The median resident age in Castalia is 42 years. The median estimated household income is about $23,000 making it about $22,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $18,000. The average price for a home in Castalia is about $46,000 (2013) which is $109,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $510 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Castalia is 50% White, 38% Black, 9% Hispanic, and 3% other. 64% of the population are high school graduates, with 8% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 30% are married, 29% are divorced, 2% are separated, 10% are widowed, leaving 29% that have never been married.

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Nash County

Castalia belongs to Nash County in the eastern part of North Carolina. Nash County is part of the Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Nash County has a population of 96,000 and the city Nashville, with a population of 15,000, is the county seat.

In 1777, Nash County was formed from part of Edgecombe County. The county was named after Francis Nash; an American Revolutionary War Brigadier General. He was wounded at the Battle of Germantown that year.

Parts of Edgecombe, Johnston, Wayne, and Nash counties were merged to form Wilson County in 1855.

Nash County borders Johnston, Franklin, Wake, Wilson, Halifax, Edgecombe, and Warren counties.

Nash County is made up of 543 square miles. 540 of which is land with the remaining 3 as water.


The population of Castalia, NC is about 270. The population has roughly remained the same since the town's founding.


The elevation of Castalia, NC is 308 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Castalia, NC is 27816.

Area Code

The area code for Castalia, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Castalia and Nash County have voted mostly Republican, but voted Democrat in 2012. 50.2% went to Barack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election.

As of 2010, 58% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 39% are Protestants, Catholics make up around 2%, and 1% other.


The unemployment rate for Castalia is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Construction and wholesale trade make more than 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Nashville Graphic, Rocky Mount Telegram, and Spring Hope Enterprise are the primary newspapers that cover the Nash County area.