Place:Rio del Mar, Santa Cruz, California, United States

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NameRio del Mar
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates36.964°N 121.888°W
Located inSanta Cruz, California, United States
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Rio del Mar (From Spanish: Río del Mar, meaning River of the Sea) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, California, United States. The name "Rio Del Mar" was chosen as a "catchy" name to promote real estate in the area during the 1920s. There is no body of water by that name in Santa Cruz County. But there is a large creek, Aptos Creek, that goes through Rio del Mar and empties into the Monterey Bay at Rio del Mar. Aptos Creek is the "Rio" in Rio del Mar. The population was 9,216 at the 2010 census.

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