Rio Del Mar, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Rio Del Mar Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Rio Del Mar Content

Also See: Rio del Mar, CA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Rio Del Mar, California - Basic Facts

The Rio del Mar Census Designated Place had a population of 9,522 as of July 1, 2017. 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 36.9579 and longitude -121.8848 in Santa Cruz County. The formal boundaries for the Rio del Mar Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rio Del Mar population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

EXTREMELY LOCAL Demographic Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting demographic data.


Rio del Mar Census Designated Place, CA Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | CA Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Santa Cruz CCD | Santa Cruz County | California Counties

Search the map for:

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


Total Population 9,522
Daytime Population: Workers 1,786
Daytime Population: Residents 4,784
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,570
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 9,515
Population in Familes 7,433
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 3,174
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $104,032
Average Household Income $139,648
Per Capita Income $59,105


Total Housing Units 5,018 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,889 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,139 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 990 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $876,864
Average Home Value $904,180


Total Households 4,028
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 2,631
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 0.45% 0.45%
Households 0.39% 0.42%
Families 0.39% 0.42%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

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

The table below compares Rio Del Mar 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 # 499 67th
Population Density # 434 71st
Diversity Index # 1261 17th
Median Household Income # 156 90th
Per Capita Income # 140 91st

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

California Research Tools

California Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare California Census Data
Highest or Lowest: