Santa Margarita, California Population 2024

698

Santa Margarita is a city located in San Luis Obispo County California. Santa Margarita has a 2024 population of 698. Santa Margarita is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -31.9% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,025 in 2020.

The average household income in Santa Margarita is $108,169 with a poverty rate of 1.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Santa Margarita is 63 years, 62 years for males, and 63.6 years for females.

Santa Margarita Demographics

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

  • White: 85.1%
  • Two or more races: 14.9%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
0.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,349.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-31.9% (-327)
The current population of Santa Margarita, California is 698 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,025.

Santa Margarita, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White59485.1%
Two or more races10414.9%
Black or African American
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Santa Margarita Population by Race

Santa Margarita Population Pyramid 2024

Santa Margarita Median Age

63

Total

62

Male

63.6

Female

Santa Margarita Adults

There are 698 adults, (245 of whom are seniors) in Santa Margarita.

Santa Margarita Age Dependency

54.1

Age Dependency Ratio

54.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

0

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Margarita Sex Ratio

Female43462.18%
Male26437.82%

Santa Margarita Population by Age

Santa Margarita Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4511.5539.960.1
Non Family2201.069.190.9
Married2081.9876.923.1
Female232.30100
Male000
showing: 5 rows

2.01

Average Family Size

1.55

Average Household Size

39.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Santa Margarita Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Santa Margarita Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Santa Margarita Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 75.96%.

Santa Margarita Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$53,438

Average Earnings

$126,645

Average Male

$41,157

Average Female

Santa Margarita Earnings by Educational Attainment

Santa Margarita Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Santa Margarita Language

100% of Santa Margarita residents speak only English, while speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by of the population.

Santa Margarita Language

Santa Margarita Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Multiple1041211.54%
showing: 1 rows

1.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.55%

Male Poverty Rate

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Margarita

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Margarita is Multiple, with 11.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Margarita is Multiple, with 11.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was , and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 4.78%.

Santa Margarita Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School4.78%
Less Than 9th Grade
Some College
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Santa Margarita Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Santa Margarita Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Santa Margarita Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Santa Margarita Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

59.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

81.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Santa Margarita Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Santa Margarita Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Santa Margarita Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Santa Margarita Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Santa Margarita Veterans by War

count

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Santa Margarita Veterans by Age

count

Santa Margarita Veterans by Race

Santa Margarita Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Margarita Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64%

Labor Force Participation

64%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Santa Margarita Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Santa Margarita Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Santa Margarita Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

94.99%

Born in Santa Margarita

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Santa Margarita residents were born in the United States, with 94.99% having been born in California. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Santa Margarita Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024698
2023698
2022698-102-12.75%
2021800-225-21.95%
20201,025-97-8.65%
20191,122-130-10.38%
20181,252-142-10.19%
20171,394483.57%
20161,346-236-14.92%
20151,58235128.51%
20141,231-141-10.28%
20131,372-184-11.83%
20121,5561278.89%
20111,42917013.5%
20101,259
showing: 15 rows

Santa Margarita Population by Year