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Rio Dell, California - Basic Facts

The City of Rio Dell had a population of 3,495 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rio Dell: Eagle Prairie.

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Rio Dell, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,495
Daytime Population: Workers 534
Daytime Population: Residents 2,259
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,793
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 3,402
Population in Familes 2,573
Population in Group Qrtrs 93
Population Density2 1,532
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $39,661
Average Household Income $54,203
Per Capita Income $21,945


Total Housing Units 1,491 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 784 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 636 (42.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $237,201
Average Home Value $274,809


Total Households 1,421
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 881
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 0.51% 0.45%
Households 0.54% 0.49%
Families 0.59% 0.52%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

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, 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 # 737 51st
Population Density # 674 56th
Diversity Index # 1019 33rd
Median Household Income # 1219 20th
Per Capita Income # 1084 29th

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