Santa Margarita, California Population 2022

1,297
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Santa Margarita is a city located in San Luis Obispo County California. With a 2020 population of 1,297, it is the 957th largest city in California and the 13414th largest city in the United States. Santa Margarita is currently growing at a rate of 0.23% annually and its population has increased by 0.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,291 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Santa Margarita has a population density of 2,507 people per square mile.

The average household income in Santa Margarita is $55,533 with a poverty rate of 8.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $536 per month, and the median house value is $511,000. The median age in Santa Margarita is 52.7 years, 52.3 years for males, and 55 years for females.

Santa Margarita Demographics

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

  • White: 92.59%
  • Two or more races: 7.41%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Santa Margarita, California is 1,297 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,291.

Santa Margarita, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White94992.59%
Two or More Races767.41%
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Santa Margarita Population by Race

Santa Margarita Population Pyramid 2022

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Santa Margarita Median Age

48.4


Total

48.5


Male

45.9


Female

Santa Margarita Adults

There are 970 adults, (207 of whom are seniors) in Santa Margarita.

Santa Margarita Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

7.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Margarita Sex Ratio

Female

596

58.15%

Male

429

41.85%

Santa Margarita Population by Age

Santa Margarita Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Santa Margarita Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married66.9%33.1%
All46.1%53.9%
Non Family32.2%67.8%
Female0%100%

46.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Santa Margarita Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6141.6746.1
Married1752.2766.9
Male593.05100
Female482.420
Non Family332032.2

2.22

Average Family Size

1.67

Average Household Size

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Santa Margarita Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%
9th to 12th Grade0.00%
High School Graduate36442.03%
Some College17319.98%
Associates Degree0.00%
Bachelors Degree28733.14%
Graduate Degree424.85%
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Santa Margarita Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Santa Margarita Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races767676
Hispanic979738
White731731253

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Santa Margarita Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,858$68,962$35,084
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$$$
Some College$$67,712$
Bachelors Degree$$99,607$36,892
Graduate Degree$$$

$36,858

Average Earnings

$68,962

Average Male

$35,084

Average Female

Santa Margarita Earnings by Educational Attainment

Santa Margarita Language by Age

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Santa Margarita Language

100.00% of Santa Margarita residents speak only English, while 0.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.00% of the population.

Santa Margarita Language

Santa Margarita Poverty by Race

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8.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.20%

Male Poverty Rate

11.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Margarita

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Margarita is White, with 9.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in 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 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 0.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.08%.

Santa Margarita Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th GradeNaN%
High School23.08%
Some College0.00%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Santa Margarita Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed0.00%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Santa Margarita Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Santa Margarita Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households-$57,274
Families-$100,788
Married Families$124,607-
Non Families$16,396$18,045
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Income by Household Type

Santa Margarita Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

28.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Santa Margarita Married by Age and Sex

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Santa Margarita Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Santa Margarita Marital Status by Race

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Santa Margarita Marital Status

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Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War
First Gulf War
Vietnam
Korea
World War II

Santa Margarita Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 54
55 to 64
65 to 74
75+

Santa Margarita Veterans by Age

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Santa Margarita Veterans by Race

Santa Margarita Veterans by Education

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NaN%

Veteran Poverty Rate

NaN%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Margarita Veterans by Education

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62.5%

Labor Force Participation

62.5%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Santa Margarita Employment by Age

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Santa Margarita Employment by Race

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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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84.00%

Born in Santa Margarita

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Santa Margarita residents were born in the United States, with 84.00% having been born in California. 0.00% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20101,2590.00%
20111,26230.24%
20121,26530.24%
20131,26830.24%
20141,27130.24%
20151,27430.24%
20161,27730.24%
20171,28030.23%
20181,28330.23%
20191,28630.23%
20201,29150.39%
20211,29430.23%
20221,29730.23%

Santa Margarita Population by Year