Del Mar, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Del Mar, California - Basic Facts

The City of Del Mar had a population of 4,378 as of July 1, 2018. Del Mar ranks in the lower 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 Del Mar is located at latitude 32.9629 and longitude -117.2624 in San Diego County. The formal boundaries for the City of Del Mar (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 112 feet.

The City of Del Mar (GNIS ID: 2410314) 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 Del Mar is located within San Diego CCD of San Diego County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Del Mar population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Del Mar, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,378
Population in Households 4,378
Population in Familes 3,006
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,565
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $139,413
Average Household Income $188,984
Per Capita Income $93,591


Total Housing Units 2,741 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,126 (41.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,043 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 573 (20.9%)
Median Home Value $2,000,001
Average Home Value $1,902,775


Total Households 2,168
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 1,154
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 0.62% 0.68%
Households 0.6% 0.63%
Families 0.6% 0.72%
Median Household Income   3.59%
Per Capita Income   3.22%

Del Mar, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Del Mar to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 681 55th
Population Density # 533 65th
Diversity Index # 1469 3rd
Median Household Income # 63 96th
Per Capita Income # 21 99th

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