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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Del Mar is a suburb of San Diego with a population of 4,338. Del Mar is in San Diego County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Del Mar offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Del Mar there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Del Mar and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Del Mar are highly rated.
About Del Mar...
Population
4,338

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$2,000,001
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,130
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Del Mar Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    250.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    864
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,160.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    295.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    4%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    1%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    20%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    39%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Del Mar

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$122,563
National
$55,322
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Del Mar Reviews

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Quite and clean, this is a wonderful area with great beaches, nature preserves, and seasonal festivals. With the Del Mar racetrack in swing there is always things to do around town. Great food and fair for everyone!
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Del Mar is the town of my dreams. Since I was younger and my parents would take me to the Del Mar fair each summer, I always told them that one day I would live there. Forward 20 years and my husband and I moved there with our kids and felt I was living in Utopia for 5 years until we had to move back to Laguna to help with my mom. Waking up each day to walk along the beach and go have breakfast at one of the charming restaurants in town was always a highlight. We know we will be back to live out our coastal fantasies in Del Mar again soon.
The beaches are beautiful. The area as a whole is beautiful, the schools are very advanced, and it is a very safe neighborhood. However, there are plenty of people who believe that they are superior to others just because of the amount of money that they have or the place that they live. It is easy to feel discouraged by the competition among the students at the local schools.