Rancho Santa Margarita demographics profile

StatisticRancho Santa MargaritaCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)3,80323291
Median age36.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)62%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1854%46%43%
Speak English77%56%79%
Speak Spanish12%29%13%
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA has a population of 49,038 and is the 839th largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,803 per sq mi which is 1536% higher than the California average and 4097% higher than the national average. The median age in Rancho Santa Margarita is 37 which is approximately 2% higher than the California average of 36. In Rancho Santa Margarita, 62% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 77% speak English and 12% speak Spanish. 58% of Rancho Santa Margarita residents were born in California, 24% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 17% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Rancho Santa Margarita is 1536% higher than California.
  • The median age in Rancho Santa Margarita is 2% higher than California.
  • In Rancho Santa Margarita 79.24% of the population is White.
  • In Rancho Santa Margarita 1.98% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Rancho Santa Margarita 11.05% of the population is Asian.

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Rancho Santa Margarita population breakdown by race

RaceRancho Santa MargaritaCaliforniaNational
Black or African American1.98%5.85%12.63%
American Indian0.24%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.08%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race4.06%4.62%3.06%
Other race3.35%13.28%4.75%
In Rancho Santa Margarita, 19.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Rancho Santa Margarita, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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