Rancho Santa Margarita, California Population 2022

47,969
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Rancho Santa Margarita is a city located in Orange County California. With a 2020 population of 47,969, it is the 198th largest city in California and the 920th largest city in the United States. Rancho Santa Margarita is currently growing at a rate of 0.02% annually and its population has increased by 0.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 47,949 in 2020. Spanning over 13 miles, Rancho Santa Margarita has a population density of 3,720 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rancho Santa Margarita is $150,200 with a poverty rate of 4.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,133 per month, and the median house value is $679,500. The median age in Rancho Santa Margarita is 38.5 years, 37.9 years for males, and 39 years for females.

Rancho Santa Margarita Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Rancho Santa Margaritawas:

  • White: 75.52%
  • Asian: 10.88%
  • Two or more races: 7.78%
  • Other race: 3.04%
  • Black or African American: 2.22%
  • Native American: 0.48%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Rancho Santa Margarita, California is 47,969 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 47,949.

Rancho Santa Margarita, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White36,46275.52%
Black or African American1,0732.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native2310.48%
Asian5,25210.88%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander380.08%
Some Other Race1,4693.04%
Two or More Races3,7557.78%
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Rancho Santa Margarita Population by Race

Rancho Santa Margarita Population Pyramid 2022

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Rancho Santa Margarita Median Age

39.2


Total

38.2


Male

40


Female

Rancho Santa Margarita Adults

There are 36,668 adults, (4,572 of whom are seniors) in Rancho Santa Margarita.

Rancho Santa Margarita Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

14.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Rancho Santa Margarita Sex Ratio

Female

24,747

51.26%

Male

23,533

48.74%

Rancho Santa Margarita Population by Age

Rancho Santa Margarita Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rancho Santa Margarita Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.3%18.7%
All72.7%27.3%
Male63.3%36.7%
Female59%41%
Non Family56.7%43.3%

72.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rancho Santa Margarita Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,9602.8572.7
Married10,7283.4181.3
Male5583.0363.3
Female1,5903.1559
Non Family4,0841.2356.7

3.31

Average Family Size

2.85

Average Household Size

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Rancho Santa Margarita Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9152.77%
9th to 12th Grade7722.34%
High School Graduate4,84514.68%
Some College7,30122.12%
Associates Degree3,0559.26%
Bachelors Degree11,19333.91%
Graduate Degree4,92614.92%
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Rancho Santa Margarita Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rancho Santa Margarita Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian3,4943,4142,529
Black783783482
White21,30820,79610,825
Native American16016065
2+ Races1,6701,339601
Other Race995791303
Hispanic6,3035,3021,846
Islander3838

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 72.38%.

Rancho Santa Margarita Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$67,738$88,715$54,600
Less Than 9th Grade$33,500$43,207$27,250
High School Graduate$39,813$45,553$31,661
Some College$57,956$70,071$47,843
Bachelors Degree$84,805$105,206$64,972
Graduate Degree$103,155$136,250$83,674

$67,738

Average Earnings

$88,715

Average Male

$54,600

Average Female

Rancho Santa Margarita Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rancho Santa Margarita Language by Age

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Rancho Santa Margarita Language

78.77% of Rancho Santa Margarita residents speak only English, while 21.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.05% of the population.

Rancho Santa Margarita Language

Rancho Santa Margarita Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native2184219.27%
Multiple3,72042411.40%
Hispanic10,4461,0349.90%
Black1,073605.59%
White29,0661,0153.49%
Asian5,252500.95%
Other357NaN%

4.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.05%

Male Poverty Rate

4.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rancho Santa Margarita

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rancho Santa Margarita is Native, with 19.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rancho Santa Margarita is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.71%.

Rancho Santa Margarita Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.78%
High School4.27%
Some College4.21%
Bachelors or Greater2.00%

Rancho Santa Margarita Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.53%
Male Unemployed6.39%
Female Employed2.49%
Female Unemployed20.59%

Rancho Santa Margarita Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rancho Santa Margarita Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$125,329$151,783
Families$152,500$171,910
Married Families$167,200-
Non Families$64,085$84,080
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Income by Household Type

Rancho Santa Margarita Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.1%

Male Marriage Rate

55.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Rancho Santa Margarita Married by Age and Sex

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Rancho Santa Margarita Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Rancho Santa Margarita Marital Status by Race

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Rancho Santa Margarita Marital Status

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1,771

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War483
First Gulf War454
Vietnam508
Korea106
World War II41

Rancho Santa Margarita Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34284
35 to 54498
55 to 64411
65 to 74278
75+300

Rancho Santa Margarita Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4865.20%
Black627.34%
Asian932.42%
Other Race232.06%
2+ Races1075.29%
Hispanic2363.11%

Rancho Santa Margarita Veterans by Race

Rancho Santa Margarita Veterans by Education

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3.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rancho Santa Margarita Veterans by Education

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73.2%

Labor Force Participation

70.8%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Rancho Santa Margarita Employment by Age

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Rancho Santa Margarita Employment by Race

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Rancho Santa Margarita Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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57.78%

Born in Rancho Santa Margarita

81.86%

Native Born

18.14%

Foreign Born

7.77%

Non Citizen

10.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.86% of Rancho Santa Margarita residents were born in the United States, with 57.78% having been born in California. 7.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Rancho Santa Margarita Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
199011,3900.00%
200047,21435,82415.28%
201047,8536390.13%
201147,863100.02%
201247,873100.02%
201347,883100.02%
201447,893100.02%
201547,903100.02%
201647,913100.02%
201747,923100.02%
201847,933100.02%
201947,943100.02%
202047,94960.01%
202147,959100.02%
202247,969100.02%

Rancho Santa Margarita Population by Year