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Del Mar, California
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Welcome to Del Mar ...

The coastal city of Del Mar is located in San Diego County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Del Mar has a population of 4,363 people<1> (see below for details).

Del Mar was incorporated July 15, 1959.

The community of Del Mar is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Del Mar lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Del Mar is within the (858) area code.

The ZIP code for Del Mar: 92014<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Del Mar had a population of 4,161 people. This makes Del Mar the county's 18th most populous community.

The population of Del Mar represents 0.01% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 434th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,161 people, the population of Del Mar decreased 5.19% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,389 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Del Mar had an population of 4,363 people. This is an increase of 4.85% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.59% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Del Mar.

Communities near Del Mar ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Carlsbad   [Map]   115,330   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Encinitas   [Map]   63,184   N   5 miles [8 km]
Escondido   [Map]   151,969   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
La Mesa   [Map]   60,021   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Oceanside   [Map]   176,193   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Poway   [Map]   50,041   E   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Del Mar.

Communities Also Named Del Mar ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two California communities named Del Mar: This one is located in San Diego County and the other is located in Santa Cruz County.

Beyond California, there are 5 communities that are also named Del Mar - they are located in Colorado and Texas (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Del Mar.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Del Mar. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Del Mar. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Del Mar. Our list includes 8 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Del Mar:

Websites for Del Mar ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Del Mar ...

Looking for more information about Del Mar? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Del Mar, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Del Mar.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Del Mar. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Del Mar.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Del Mar - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Del Mar). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Del Mar or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Del Mar. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Del Mar) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Del Mar. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Del Mar

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Del Mar. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9596, Longitude: -117.2653     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Del Mar.


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