Rancho Santa Margarita, California Population 2020

47,791
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Rancho Santa Margarita is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 47,791, it is the 188th largest city in California and the 827th largest city in the United States. Rancho Santa Margarita is currently declining at a rate of -0.56% annually and its population has decreased by -0.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 47,853 in 2010. Rancho Santa Margarita reached it's highest population of 49,108 in 2014. Spanning over 13 miles, Rancho Santa Margarita has a population density of 3,706 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rancho Santa Margarita is $142,744 with a poverty rate of 4.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,953 per month, and the median house value is $652,400. The median age in Rancho Santa Margarita is 37.6 years, 36.1 years for males, and 39.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.5 males.

Rancho Santa Margarita Demographics

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

  • White: 77.10%
  • Asian: 10.69%
  • Two or more races: 5.34%
  • Other race: 3.47%
  • Black or African American: 2.95%
  • Native American: 0.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of Rancho Santa Margarita, California is 47,791, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 48,325.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 47,853.

Rancho Santa Margarita, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White37,62077.10%
Asian5,21610.69%
Two or More Races2,6045.34%
Some Other Race1,6953.47%
Black or African American1,4392.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native1760.36%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander420.09%
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Rancho Santa Margarita Population Pyramid 2020

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Rancho Santa Margarita Median Age

37.6


Total

36.1


Male

39.1


Female

Rancho Santa Margarita Adults

There are 36,052 adults, (3,884 of whom are seniors) in Rancho Santa Margarita.

Rancho Santa Margarita Age Dependency

51.7

Age Dependency Ratio

12.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Rancho Santa Margarita Sex Ratio

Female

25,080

51.40%

Male

23,712

48.60%

Rancho Santa Margarita Households and Families

Rancho Santa Margarita Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rancho Santa Margarita Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.8%19.2%
All71.1%28.9%
Non Family57.1%42.9%
Female52.4%47.6%
Male50.8%49.2%

71.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,2902.8271.1
Married10,7373.3880.8
Non Family4,2421.2757.1
Female1,6933.0552.4
Male6183.1750.8

3.28

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

3.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Rancho Santa Margarita Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7182.24%
9th to 12th Grade6832.13%
High School Graduate4,27813.32%
Some College6,77021.08%
Associates Degree3,1129.69%
Bachelors Degree11,03534.36%
Graduate Degree5,51917.19%
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Rancho Santa Margarita Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White20,86920,48511,183
Hispanic5,6834,8781,628
Asian3,7383,5822,678
Other Race1,220955250
Black1,021988583
Multiple Races1,019972598
Native American1008756
Islander424220

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 71.64%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$65,685$86,023$50,802
Less Than High School$31,513$43,080$
High School Grad$38,443$44,615$30,573
Some College$55,045$68,351$42,277
Bachelors Degree$76,800$99,322$56,543
Graduate Degree$96,601$128,631$80,229

$65,685

Average Earnings

$86,023

Average Male

$50,802

Average Female

Rancho Santa Margarita Language

Rancho Santa Margarita Language by Age

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Rancho Santa Margarita Language

78.87% of Rancho Santa Margarita residents speak only English, while 21.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.68% of the population.

Rancho Santa Margarita Poverty

Rancho Santa Margarita Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White30,1691,1793.91%
Hispanic10,0775945.89%
Other1,69522513.27%
Multiple2,5891124.33%
Asian5,216881.69%
Black1,439473.27%
Native1762614.77%

4.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.82%

Male Poverty Rate

4.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rancho Santa Margarita

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rancho Santa Margarita is Native, with 14.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rancho Santa Margarita is Asian, with 1.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.15%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.35%
Some College4.46%
High School3.18%
Bachelors or Greater2.05%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed12.21%
Female Unemployed10.73%
Female Employed2.33%
Male Employed1.42%

Rancho Santa Margarita Income

Rancho Santa Margarita Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$115,073$142,744
Families$132,360$160,558
Married Families$149,517-
Non Families$66,821$83,275
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Rancho Santa Margarita Marital Status

Rancho Santa Margarita Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.1%

Male Marriage Rate

55.6%

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 35-44.

Rancho Santa Margarita Marital Status by Race

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Rancho Santa Margarita Veterans

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1,666

Number of Veterans

1,482

Male Veterans

184

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War514
Vietnam435
Second Gulf War418
Korea78
World War II20
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54632
55 to 64361
65 to 74263
18 to 34240
75+170
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4265.07%
Hispanic1802.60%
Black807.43%
2 or More635.04%
Asian621.50%
Other352.76%

Rancho Santa Margarita Veterans by Education

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0.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

11.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rancho Santa Margarita Employment Status

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73.8%

Labor Force Participation

71.5%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

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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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59.35%

Born in California

83.31%

Native Born

16.69%

Foreign Born

6.16%

Non Citizen

10.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.31% of Rancho Santa Margarita residents were born in the United States, with 59.35% having been born in California. 6.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202047,791-267-0.56%
201948,058-267-0.55%
201848,325-304-0.63%
201748,629-267-0.55%
201648,896-184-0.37%
201549,080-28-0.06%
201449,108410.08%
201349,0674610.95%
201248,6062690.56%
201148,3374170.87%
201047,9207060.15%
200047,21435,82415.28%
199011,3900.00%