The San Diego County Fair is always on the Del Mar Fairgrounds in the summer. Del Mar is Spanish for “of the sea” or “by the sea”, because it is located near the Pacific Ocean. Colonel Jacob Taylor purchased 338 acres from Enoch Talbert in 1885, with visions of building a seaside resort for the wealthy.
At the southern edge of Del Mar is the Los Peñasquitos Lagoon. Del Mar’s climate is considered kind of tropical with warm dry summers and milder winters. Del Mar almost never gets above 85 Degrees Fahrenheit and almost never below 55 degrees.
Del Mar is also one of rare locations in which the Torrey Pine tree grows. The Torrey Pine is the rarest pine in the United States and only two populations of this species exist. The Soledad Valley at the south of Del Mar has two colony segments of the Torrey Pine.
There were 2,178 households out of which 15.4% had kids under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% were couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.3% were non families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The median household size was 2.01 and the median family size was 2.61.
In the city the population was spread out with 13.6% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 33.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 105.0 males. For every 200 females age 18 and over, there were 210 males.
The average income for a household in the city was $81,001, and the average income for a family was $92,270. Males had a average income of $71,250 versus $50,069 for females. The per ca pita income for the city was $62,425. About 7.8% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.