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Torrey Pines community boundaries and surrounding communities

Torrey Pines is a primarily residential community of 2,600 acres (1,100 ha) in the northern coastal area of San Diego, California.


Torrey Pines is bordered to the north by the city of Del Mar, to the south by La Jolla, to the east by Interstate 5, Carmel Valley, Torrey Hills, the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Reserve, and Mira Mesa; and to the west by La Jolla and the Pacific Ocean for a short distance near Torrey Pines State Beach and Torrey Pines State Park.

42 percent of the community is parks and open spaces, 24 percent is residential, 17 percent is transportation, 15 percent is industrial, 1 percent is schools, and 1 percent is commercial.

Del Mar Terraces and the Del Mar Heights are neighborhoods within this community.


According to January 2013 estimates by the San Diego Association of Governments, there were 6,652 people and 2,889 households residing in the neighborhood. The estimated racial makeup was 81.5% White, 8.6% Asian & Pacific Islander, 5.7% Hispanic, 3.4% from other races, 0.8% African American, and 0.1% American Indian. The median age is 46.6 with 20.4% under the age of 18 (64% White, 12% Asian/P.I., 11% each Hispanic and other races, 3% African American) and 21.7% age 65 and older (96% White, 3% Asian/P.I., less than 1% all other races). The estimated median household income was $176,362 ($168,471 adjusted for inflation in 2010 dollars); 54% of the community made more than $150,000; 24% made between $60,000 and $149,999; and 23% made less than $60,000.

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