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Del Mar
San Diego County, California


Where the Surf Meets the Turf

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History & History-related items

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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Del Mar is approximately 4,389 (2000), 4161 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,514 (1990), 2064 (2010).
The amount of land area in Del Mar is 4.574 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Del Mar is 1.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.174 sq kilometers.
The distance from Del Mar to Washington DC is 2383 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 453 miles. (as the crow flies)
Del Mar is positioned 32.96 degrees north of the equator and 117.26 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Del Mar elevation is 100 feet above sea level.
Del Mar median income is $ 81,001 (2000).
The Del Mar median home price is $ 923,400 (2000).
The average winter temperature is 56.5 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 62.0 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 72.6 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 67.6 degrees F.


near San Diego on the Pacific Ocean coastline. Other nearby communities include Solana Beach, Encinitas, Fairbanks Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad, Lake San Marcos and San Marcos.
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History & History Related Items

Del Mar was named by a woman named Ella Loop who lived by the beach with her husband, Theodore. They owned an area there they called Del Mar.They camed to the area in 1882. Jacob Taylor began to sell lots here about the same time, calling his area Casa Del Mar with much interest being generated. He had high hopes for his resort, but it only survived a few years before closing. Soon residential areas began to develop but it wasn't until the 1920's that Del Mar began to thrive. The arrival of electricity at that time worked its magic and development took off at record pace. the resident agreed to incorporate in 1959. They wanted to remain independent rather than become part of the city of San Diego.
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Del Mar has 2.5 miles of beautiful beach, Torrey Pines State Reserve, wonderful weather, the popular fairgrounds and the famous Del Mar Racetrack.

Torrey Pines State Reserve
N. Torrey Pines Road
A 1700 acre natural habitat for the Torrey pine tree. No camping is allowed in this reserve. A museum is also located here.

Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Phone: 858-793-5555
The fairgrounds are very active all summer including the famous Del Mar Racetrack. The grounds were opened in 1937. The fairgrounds surround the racetrack
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Del Mar City Government

City of Del Mar
1050 Camino del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
Phone: 858-755-9313
Fax: 858-755-2794 Del Mar


The population of Del Mar was:
1990 - 5,017
2000 - 4,389
2002 - 4,442 (estimate)

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