Del Mar, CA

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Living in Del Mar

Del Mar is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 3,954 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Del Mar is the 559th largest community in California.

Del Mar home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Del Mar real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Del Mar is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.22% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Del Mar is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Del Mar who work in management occupations (33.70%), sales jobs (17.16%), and healthcare (14.72%).

Of important note, Del Mar is also a city of artists. Del Mar has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Del Mar’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Del Mar telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 36.24% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Del Mar is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

If knowledge is power, Del Mar is a pretty powerful place. 78.46% of the adults in Del Mar have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Del Mar in 2018 was $112,365, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $449,460 for a family of four.

Del Mar is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Del Mar home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Del Mar residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Del Mar include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

Del Mar also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.28%.

The most common language spoken in Del Mar is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Scandinavian languages.

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