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Income/capita 50%
Household income 89%
Unemployment 41%
IndexRancho Santa MargaritaCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$44,868$31,458$29,829
Median household income$104,556$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$129,476$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$61,303$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$66,155$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$37,016$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate2.8%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level4.5%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Rancho Santa Margarita is 50% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Rancho Santa Margarita is 89% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Rancho Santa Margarita is 41% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Rancho Santa Margarita is 70% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $69,697$104,556$209,112
      City
      $42,517$63,783$127,566
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Rancho Santa Margarita median earnings by income bracket

      Rancho Santa Margarita employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.4%1.0%
      Manufacturing sector15.3%0.2%
      Financial & insurance services7.7%6.9%
      Wholesale & retail services16.5%15.6%
      Public administration5.1%3.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.8%1.1%
      Education, health & social services10.1%31.3%
      Other31.9%31.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Coto de Caza, CA14,845$165,046198%
      Ladera Ranch, CA27,121$142,283157%
      North Tustin, CA26,208$134,597143%
      Villa Park, CA5,922$131,386137%
      Las Flores, CA5,671$122,331121%
      Rancho Santa Margarita, CA49,038$104,55689%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Methuen Town, MA49,043$72,63131%
      Severn, MD49,017$95,72273%
      Cypress, CA48,978$84,46953%
      La Mirada, CA49,130$81,95648%
      Harrisburg, PA49,160$32,68841%
      Rancho Santa Margarita, CA49,038$104,55689%
      Source: The Rancho Santa Margarita, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).