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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Rio del Mar is a town in California with a population of 9,621. Rio del Mar is in Santa Cruz County. Living in Rio del Mar offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Rio del Mar there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Rio del Mar and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Rio del Mar are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$831,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,078
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Rio 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    21%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Rio del Mar

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$97,284
National
$55,322

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Rio del Mar Reviews

1 review
Aptos is a wonderful, tight-knit, earth-conscious, community-loving neighborhood. The locals look out for each other, and always have a smile ready. I love where I live, and wish I could stay here forever.
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