Rio Del Mar, CA Profile: Facts & Data

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Rio Del Mar, California - Basic Facts

The Rio del Mar Census Designated Place had a population of 9,497 as of July 1, 2019. Rio 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 Rio Del Mar is located at latitude 36.9683 and longitude -121.9002 in Santa Cruz County. The formal boundaries for the Rio del Mar Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 3 sq. miles and a water area of 1.61 sq. miles. Santa Cruz County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 144 feet.

The Rio del Mar Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409173) 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.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Rio del Mar Census Designated Place is located within Santa Cruz CCD of Santa Cruz County.


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Rio Del Mar, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Rio Del Mar, CA Housing Affordability Index is 69
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Rio Del Mar, CA Wealth Index is 274
State of California Wealth Index is 123
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 9,497
Population in Households 9,489
Population in Familes 7,427
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density 3,166
Diversity Index1 37
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $117,712
Average Household Income $163,637
Per Capita Income $68,701
Wealth Index3 274

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,972 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,036 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 950 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 986 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $866,686
Housing Affordability Index2 69
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,986
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 2,602
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.33% 0.27%
Households 0.19% 0.24%
Families 0.19% 0.25%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Rio Del Mar, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rio Del Mar to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 498 67th
Population Density # 435 71st
Diversity Index # 1267 17th
Median Household Income # 139 91st
Per Capita Income # 114 93rd

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