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Rio Dell, California - Basic Facts

The City of Rio Dell had a population of 3,450 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Rio Dell is located at latitude 40.4956 and longitude -124.1149 in Humboldt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rio Dell (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Humboldt County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 161 feet.

The City of Rio Dell (GNIS ID: 2410951) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Rio Dell is located within Garberville CCD of Humboldt County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rio Dell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rio Dell: Eagle Prairie.

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Rio Dell, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,450
Population in Households 3,358
Population in Familes 2,539
Population in Group Qrtrs 92
Population Density1 1,512
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 1,388
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 861
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,473 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 764 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 624 (42.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 85 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $233,045
Average Home Value $262,795


Median Household Income $40,524
Average Household Income $54,083
Per Capita Income $21,693
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.36%
Households 0.24% 0.27%
Families 0.32% 0.25%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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.

Rio Dell, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rio Dell to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 739 51st
Population Density1 # 675 56th
Diversity Index2 # 1028 32nd
Median Household Income # 1181 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1058 30th

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