Smith River, CA Community Profile: Data

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Smith River: Basic Info

Smith River is the everyday name that most people use for the community and surrounding area. However, the Smith River Census Designated Place is the formal official name. It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Del Norte County at latitude 41.9282 and longitude -124.147. The elevation is 52 feet.

The Smith River Census Designated Place has formally defined boundaries. The boundaries are displayed in the map section. The defined boundaries encompass a land area of 3.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Smith River: Del Norte, Smith River Corners, Smiths River, Smith's River Valley.

Del Norte County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). Observes DST? Yes. Current Local Time.

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Smith River: Community Profile Overview & Basic Data


The Smith River Community Profile has 7 main navigation sections plus some ancillary topics in the blue navigation bar:

  1. The Data section (this page) contains Basic Parameters for Smith River (Formal Name, Census Class Code, Coordinates and Time Zone) , current Demographic Information and a Peer Comparsion Table that shows how Smith River ranks in comparison to its peer group.
  2. The Maps section has a Boundary Map for the Smith River Census Designated Place with a 1-click link to Driving Directions, California Congressional District Maps and a Map of Del Norte County.
  3. The Photos section of the Community Profile has Smith River Local Area Photos. The locations where the photos were taken are plotted on a map. The photos are available in two sizes.
  4. The Directory is a Smith River Directory of Business, Government and Social Services. The Directory can be searched by business name or category. There are also 40 point and click links to the most popular search categories.
  5. The Schools section has School Profiles for local area schools. You can also search for profiles of all California Public and Private Schools by School Name, City, County or ZIP Code.
  6. The Jobs section of the Smith River Community Profile has a searchable database of employment opportunities in or near Smith River. The jobs database can be searched by job category or keywords.
  7. The Places section lists popular "Places of Interest" in the local Smith River area. The Places are listed by category. When you select a category, you're presented with a list of locations within a 15 mile search radius. Maps and driving direction are both 1-click links.

Smith River, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 839
Population in Households 839
Population in Familes 690
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 211
Diversity Index2 82


Total Households 308
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 214
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 363 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 168 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 140 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $146,591
Average Home Value $160,629


Median Household Income $41,530
Average Household Income $45,731
Per Capita Income $16,871
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.74% -0.6%
Households -0.53% -0.39%
Families -0.86% -0.47%
Median Household Income   4.42%
Per Capita Income   3.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Smith River, CA: Peer Comparison by Rank and Percentile (As of July 1, 2014)

The table below compares Smith River to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile. The place with the highest value is ranked # 1. Percentile example: a location that ranks higher than 25% of its peers would be in the 25th percentile of the peer group.

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Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1093 28th
Population Density1 # 1123 26th
Diversity Index2 # 300 80th
Median Household Income # 1096 28th
Per Capita Income # 1237 19th
Information Updates

The Demographic Data for the 3,653 California cities, towns, counties, ZIP Codes and Census Designated Places (CDPs) profiled in this gazetteer is updated annually. Last Update: July 1, 2014.

The ZIP Code maps and the data regarding the number of residential and business addresses in each ZIP Code are updated four times per year. Last Update: August 1, 2014.

The information on the 120,914 California Physical, Cultural and Historic Features is updated six times per year. Last Update: August 2, 2014.

The School Attendance Zone Maps are updated four times per year. Last Update: January 6, 2014.