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The 2000 Census showed that Del Norte County had a population of 27,507 people. This represented 0.08% of the total population of California, making it the state's 48th most populous county (out of 58 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Del Norte had a population of 29,114 people. This is an increase of 5.84% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201028,610+4.01%-1.73% since 2009
200929,114+5.84%+0.83% since 2008
200828,873+4.97%+0.44% since 2007
200728,746+4.5%+1.07% since 2006
200628,441+3.4%-0.11% since 2005
200528,471+3.5%+1.37% since 2004
200428,085+2.1%+1.31% since 2003
200327,722+0.78%+0.86% since 2002
200127,341-0.6%-0.6% since 2000
200027,507The Last Census

Del Norte County had 10,434 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Del Norte County has a total area<3> of 1,229 square miles [3,185 km²]. Of this total, 1,007 square miles [2,610 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (18.05%) being water (221.9 square miles [574 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Del Norte County had a population density of 27.29 people per square mile [10.54 people/km²], making it the state's 43rd most densely populated county (out of 58 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Del Norte County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Del Norte and the state of California.

Click here for the Del Norte County QuickFact (QF-06015).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Del Norte County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
HumboldtQF-06023   S129,623126,5182.45%
SiskiyouQF-06093   E44,63444,3010.75%
Curry (OR)QF-41015   N21,14821,137---
Josephine (OR)QF-41033   NE81,02675,7267%

The western boundary of the county is on the Pacific Ocean.

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Del Norte. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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