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Smith River, California - Basic Facts

The Smith River Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Del Norte County at latitude 41.9238 and longitude -124.1478. Del Norte County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 52 feet.

The formal official name is the Smith River Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Smith River, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Smith River indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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, 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 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, 2014 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 # 1093 28th
Population Density1 # 1123 26th
Diversity Index2 # 300 80th
Median Household Income # 1096 28th
Per Capita Income # 1237 19th

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