Smith River, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Smith River, California - Basic Facts

The Smith River Census Designated Place had a population of 805 as of July 1, 2017. Smith River ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Smith River is located at latitude 41.9238 and longitude -124.1478 in Del Norte County. The formal boundaries for the Smith River Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Del Norte County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 52 feet.

The Smith River Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2611450) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Smith River Census Designated Place is located within Smith River-Gasquet CCD of Del Norte County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Smith River population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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Smith River, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 805
Daytime Population: Workers 239
Daytime Population: Residents 465
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 704
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 805
Population in Familes 661
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 203
Diversity Index3 84


Median Household Income $34,707
Average Household Income $46,792
Per Capita Income $17,118


Total Housing Units 364 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 159 (43.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 134 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 (19.5%)
Median Home Value $235,638
Average Home Value $273,428


Total Households 293
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 204
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.0% -0.65%
Households -0.99% -0.69%
Families -1.16% -0.7%
Median Household Income   -0.01%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

Smith River, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smith River to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1092 28th
Population Density # 1127 26th
Diversity Index # 224 85th
Median Household Income # 1360 10th
Per Capita Income # 1296 15th

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