Rancho Santa Margarita, California Population 2021

47,294
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Rancho Santa Margarita is a city located in Orange County California. With a 2020 population of 47,294, it is the 190th largest city in California and the 839th largest city in the United States . Rancho Santa Margarita is currently declining at a rate of -0.63% annually and its population has decreased by -1.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 47,853 in 2010. Rancho Santa Margarita reached it's highest population of 49,069 in 2014. Spanning over 13 miles, Rancho Santa Margarita has a population density of 3,668 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rancho Santa Margarita is $150,200 with a poverty rate of 3.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,084 per month, and the median house value is $662,200. 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 Margarita was:

  • White: 76.93%
  • Asian: 10.95%
  • Two or more races: 5.95%
  • Black or African American: 3.19%
  • Other race: 2.40%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Rancho Santa Margarita, California is 47,294 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 48,197.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 47,853.

Rancho Santa Margarita, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White37,31176.93%
Asian5,31210.95%
Two or More Races2,8865.95%
Black or African American1,5483.19%
Some Other Race1,1632.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native2290.47%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander540.11%
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Rancho Santa Margarita Population by Race

Rancho Santa Margarita Population Pyramid $2021

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Rancho Santa Margarita Median Age

38.5


Total

37.9


Male

39


Female

Rancho Santa Margarita Adults

There are 36,462 adults, (4,459 of whom are seniors) in Rancho Santa Margarita.

Rancho Santa Margarita Age Dependency

51.6

Age Dependency Ratio

13.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Rancho Santa Margarita Sex Ratio

Female

25,108

51.77%

Male

23,395

48.23%

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
Married80.7%19.3%
All70.8%29.2%
Male56.4%43.6%
Female54.9%45.1%
Non Family53.2%46.8%

70.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rancho Santa Margarita Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,1922.8270.8
Married10,8183.480.7
Non Family4,1401.2853.2
Female1,5962.8154.9
Male6383.0856.4

3.26

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

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Rancho Santa Margarita Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7562.32%
9th to 12th Grade7212.21%
High School Graduate4,37113.42%
Some College7,09021.76%
Associates Degree2,9979.20%
Bachelors Degree11,29934.68%
Graduate Degree5,34416.40%
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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
White21,05120,53110,990
Hispanic5,8935,1701,817
Asian3,7093,5872,781
Black1,0451,011567
2+ Races1,042921608
Other Race868655278
Native American15915960
Islander5454

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 74.98%.

Rancho Santa Margarita Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$65,223$86,829$52,654
Less Than 9th Grade$29,522$43,508$25,000
High School Graduate$40,742$46,230$31,104
Some College$56,500$71,100$45,392
Bachelors Degree$78,130$100,721$60,063
Graduate Degree$101,270$131,964$82,926

$65,223

Average Earnings

$86,829

Average Male

$52,654

Average Female

Rancho Santa Margarita Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rancho Santa Margarita Language by Age

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Rancho Santa Margarita Language

79.61% of Rancho Santa Margarita residents speak only English, while 20.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.89% of the population.

Rancho Santa Margarita Language

Rancho Santa Margarita Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,5048913.02%
Hispanic9,9945635.63%
Other1,16322719.52%
Multiple2,873973.38%
Asian5,312891.68%
Black1,548644.13%
Native2153717.21%

3.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.77%

Male Poverty Rate

4.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rancho Santa Margarita

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rancho Santa Margarita is Other, with 19.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rancho Santa Margarita is Asian, with 1.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.07%.

Rancho Santa Margarita Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.64%
High School4.16%
Some College3.08%
Bachelors or Greater1.66%

Rancho Santa Margarita Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed12.66%
Female Unemployed11.13%
Female Employed2.78%
Male Employed1.00%

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$121,017$150,200
Families$141,890$170,146
Married Families$156,071-
Non Families$67,127$82,292
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Income by Household Type

Rancho Santa Margarita Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.3%

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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1,896

Number of Veterans

1,723

Male Veterans

173

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War575
Vietnam549
Second Gulf War446
Korea96
World War II31

Rancho Santa Margarita Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54671
55 to 64454
65 to 74315
18 to 34237
75+219

Rancho Santa Margarita Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5745.48%
Hispanic2263.19%
Asian1052.55%
Black1059.70%
2+ Races796.01%
Other Race333.61%

Rancho Santa Margarita Veterans by Race

Rancho Santa Margarita Veterans by Education

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1.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

11.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rancho Santa Margarita Veterans by Education

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74.6%

Labor Force Participation

72.1%

Employment Rate

3.1%

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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59.50%

Born in Rancho Santa Margarita

83.54%

Native Born

16.46%

Foreign Born

5.79%

Non Citizen

10.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.54% of Rancho Santa Margarita residents were born in the United States, with 59.50% having been born in California. 5.79% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202147,294-301-0.63%
202047,595-301-0.63%
201947,896-301-0.62%
201848,197-369-0.76%
201748,566-262-0.54%
201648,828-199-0.41%
201549,027-42-0.09%
201449,069310.06%
201349,0384500.93%
201248,5882570.53%
201148,3314130.86%
201047,9187040.15%
200047,21435,82415.28%
199011,3900.00%

Rancho Santa Margarita Population by Year