|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Rancho Santa Margarita is 47,442. Rancho Santa Margarita, California is the 842nd largest city in the US.
Rancho Santa Margarita is located entirely in Orange County.
The peak population of Rancho Santa Margarita was in 2020, when its population was 48,002. In 2020, Rancho Santa Margarita was the 826th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 842nd largest city in the US. Rancho Santa Margarita is currently 1.2% smaller than it was in 2020.
Rancho Santa Margarita has grown 0.8% since the 2000. Rancho Santa Margarita, California's growth is below average. 79% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Rancho Santa Margarita has a population density of 3,693.2 people per square mile.
|840||San Luis Obispo||47,545||7.1%|
|842||Rancho Santa Margarita||47,442||0.8%|
|836||Wilson, North Carolina||47,731||5.9%|
|839||Binghamton, New York||47,566||0.5%|
|840||San Luis Obispo, California||47,545||7.1%|
|842||Rancho Santa Margarita, California||47,442||0.8%|
The total voting age population of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 33,834. The voting age population is 48.2% male and 51.8% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 9.2% of the residents of Rancho Santa Margarita are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Rancho Santa Margarita are 76.9% White, 11.0% Asian, 6.0% Two or more races, 3.2% Black, 2.4% Other, 0.5% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 20.6% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Rancho Santa Margarita, 3.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 4.2%. On a per-household basis, 3.1% of families are below the poverty line in Rancho Santa Margarita.
Among those aged 16 and older, 74.6% of Rancho Santa Margarita residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 95.5% of Rancho Santa Margarita residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 51.1% have a bachelor's degree and 16.4% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Rancho Santa Margarita residents aged 5 and older, 20.4% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 9.9% of residents speak Spanish at home, 4.2% speak an Indo-European language, and 5.2% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Rancho Santa Margarita is 3.1%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Rancho Santa Margarita, 10.7% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Rancho Santa Margarita is $121,017.
In Rancho Santa Margarita, 70.8% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 29.2% of housing units in Rancho Santa Margarita.
Of all the housing units in Rancho Santa Margarita, 0.2% of them were build before 1940.
In Rancho Santa Margarita, 8.8% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,500 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Rancho Santa Margarita is $2,084.
In Rancho Santa Margarita, 95.0% of households have an active broadband internet connection.