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 833 as of July 1, 2015. 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 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.

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, 2015.

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

Smith River Census Designated Place, CA Boundary Map

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Smith River, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 833
Population in Households 833
Population in Familes 685
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 210
Diversity Index2 83
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 306
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 213
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 363 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 165 (45.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 141 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $163,194
Average Home Value $167,424
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,197
Average Household Income $48,401
Per Capita Income $17,870
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.74% -0.56%
Households -0.55% -0.46%
Families -0.79% -0.47%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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.

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Smith River, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smith River to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 1095 28th
Population Density1 # 1123 26th
Diversity Index2 # 242 84th
Median Household Income # 981 36th
Per Capita Income # 1212 20th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.