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Population in 2013: 49,228 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.3%
 
Males: 24,426  (49.6%)
Females: 24,802  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 92678.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $98,092 (it was $78,475 in 2000)
Rancho Santa Margarita:

$98,092
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $39,435 (it was $31,531 in 2000)

Rancho Santa Margarita city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $485,974 (it was $272,900 in 2000)
Rancho Santa Margarita:

$485,974
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $669,373; Detached houses: $804,514; Townhouses or other attached units: $414,290; In 2-unit structures: $446,798; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $301,778; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $314,710

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,690.

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Rancho Santa Margarita races chart
  • White alone - 31,712 (64.5%)
  • Hispanic - 9,236 (18.8%)
  • Asian alone - 5,609 (11.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1,369 (2.8%)
  • Black alone - 465 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 104 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 112 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 60 (0.1%)

Races in Rancho Santa Margarita detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rancho Santa Margarita: 123.8 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (13.2%), Irish (10.2%), English (7.0%), Italian (6.4%), United States (3.4%), Polish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 950 feet

Land area: 12.3 square miles.

Population density: 4,012 people per square mile   (average).

Rancho Santa Margarita,CA real estate house value index trend

Rancho Santa Margarita, California map

For population 25 years and over in Rancho Santa Margarita:

  • High school or higher: 95.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rancho Santa Margarita city:

  • Never married: 30.8%
  • Now married: 55.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

8,273 residents are foreign born (5.6% Asia, 2.0% Europe).

This city:  16.8%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Rancho Santa Margarita, California as of April 21, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Rancho Santa Margarita to the number of sex offenders is 6,983 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $5,445 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $4,829 (1.0%)

Rancho Santa Margarita satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Trabuco, CA (2.3 miles , pop. 187,063).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: South Coast, CA (10.4 miles , pop. 288,147).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (54.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Trabuco, CA (1.5 miles ), Coto de Caza, CA (1.8 miles ), Portola Hills, CA (1.9 miles ), Mission Viejo, CA (2.0 miles ), Las Flores, CA (2.1 miles ), Foothill Ranch, CA (2.3 miles ), Ladera Ranch, CA (2.3 miles ), Lake Forest, CA (2.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2012: 34 buildings, average cost: $413,800

Latitude: 33.64 N, Longitude: 117.59 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -10,170 (-20.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,543 (21.8%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 949

Rancho Santa Margarita household income distribution Rancho Santa Margarita home values distribution

Crime rates in Rancho Santa Margarita by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011
Murders 0001000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.02.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 4710032221
per 100,000 8.314.32.10.00.05.93.94.04.02.1
Robberies 8566798669
per 100,000 16.610.212.312.113.917.615.712.012.018.6
Assaults 51212736252320181522
per 100,000 106.042.955.572.449.745.039.236.030.145.4
Burglaries 7110378898078103967166
per 100,000 147.6210.4160.3179.0158.9152.5201.9192.2142.4136.3
Thefts 338385355372342360395413319284
per 100,000 702.8786.5729.5748.4679.4704.0774.2827.1639.9586.6
Auto thefts 39404330312640231518
per 100,000 81.181.788.460.461.650.878.446.130.137.2
Arson 164271716113
per 100,000 2.112.38.24.013.933.22.012.022.16.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 306.3) 84.682.469.575.562.367.372.969.855.256.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Rancho Santa Margarita detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.3%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in Rancho Santa Margarita: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Rancho Santa Margarita, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Rancho Santa Margarita-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 697% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 71.6 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 123.6 miles away from Rancho Santa Margarita center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 89.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 113.3 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 4/21/1918 at 22:32:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 14.8 miles away from Rancho Santa Margarita center
On 6/28/1992 at 15:05:30, a magnitude 6.9 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.9 ME, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Orange County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Fires: 12, Storms: 9, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rancho Santa Margarita topographic map

Birthplace of: Brian Perk - Soccer player, Lenny Collins - College basketball player (Cornell Big Red).

Hospitals and medical centers near Rancho Santa Margarita:

  • ACCENTCARE HOME HEALTH OF ORANGE COUNTY, INC (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; RANCHO SANTA MARGARI, CA)
  • HOSPICE CARE OF THE WEST LLC (Hospital, about 5 miles away; FOOTHILL RANCH, CA)
  • CORONEL HOME (Hospital, about 5 miles away; MISSION VIEJO, CA)
  • FMC-MISSION VIEJO (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; MISSION VIEJO, CA)
  • QUALITY CARE HOME (Hospital, about 5 miles away; MISSION VIEJO, CA)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD - PAPAGAYO (Hospital, about 5 miles away; MISSION VIEJO, CA)
  • CAMPINA HOME (Hospital, about 5 miles away; MISSION VIEJO, CA)

Heliports located in Rancho Santa Margarita:

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Amtrak stations near Rancho Santa Margarita:

  • 10 miles: IRVINE (15215 BARRANCA PKWY.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (LEE HALL, MONTEREY AVE. & SAN GORGONIO WAY) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: LAGUNA BEACH (TRANSIT DEPOT, BROADWAY BTW. BEACH & FOR) - Bus Station

Operable nuclear power plants near Rancho Santa Margarita:

  • 15 miles: San Onofre 2 and 3 in San Clemente, CA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rancho Santa Margarita:

  • Saddleback College (about 8 miles; Mission Viejo, CA; Full-time enrollment: 13,716)
  • Brandman University (about 11 miles; Irvine, CA; FT enrollment: 6,027)
  • Irvine Valley College (about 11 miles; Irvine, CA; FT enrollment: 8,005)
  • Concordia University-Irvine (about 13 miles; Irvine, CA; FT enrollment: 3,284)
  • University of California-Irvine (about 15 miles; Irvine, CA; FT enrollment: 28,587)
  • Santiago Canyon College (about 15 miles; Orange, CA; FT enrollment: 6,050)
  • Coastline Community College (about 16 miles; Fountain Valley, CA; FT enrollment: 4,591)

Private high school in Rancho Santa Margarita:

  • SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,698; Location: 22062 ANTONIO PKWY; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Rancho Santa Margarita:

Private elementary/middle schools in Rancho Santa Margarita:

  • SERRA CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 993; Location: 23652 ANTONIO PKWY; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST JOHN'S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 763; Location: 30382 VIA CON DIOS; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MISSION HILLS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 451; Location: 29582 AVENTURA; Grades: KG - 8)
  • RANCHO VIEJO MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 142; Location: 29782 AVENIDA DE LAS BANDERA; Grades: PK - 6)
  • MONTESSORI OF RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (Students: 97; Location: 30075 COMERCIO; Grades: PK - T1)
  • TUTOR TIME CHILD CARE (Students: 95; Location: 30722 EL PORTAL; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MORASHA JEWISH DAY SCHOOL (Students: 68; Location: 30482 AVENIDA DE LAS BANDERAS; Grades: PK - 6)
  • MONTESSORI AT THE PARK (Students: 42; Location: 21742 BUENA SUERTE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTERS INC # 1535 (Students: 29; Location: 30062 SANTA MARGARITA PKWY; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Rancho Santa Margarita, School District:

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Notable locations in Rancho Santa Margarita: San Francisco Solano (A), Orange County Fire Authority Station 45 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Orange County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 140. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

140
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.131. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.131
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 10.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.0790. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0790
U.S.:

1.9290

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 22.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.3
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.9%
(3.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.1% for Black residents, 5.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 28.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 4.9% for other race residents, 1.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.9 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  75.3%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.1%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
2 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
13 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children in 2000

Rancho Santa Margarita compared to California state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Rancho Santa Margarita (2011 data):

  • South County Bank, National Association: at 22342 Avenida Empresa, branch established on 1999/10/21; Rancho Santa Margarita Branch at 22342 Avenida Empresa, branch established on 2007/02/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $145.5 mil, Deposits: $134.0 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Calwest Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Rancho Santa Margarita at 30622 Santa Margarita Parkway, Suite D101, branch established on 2003/05/19; Coto De Caza Branch at 22371 Antonio Parkway, branch established on 1994/03/26. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Rancho Santa Margarita Pavilions at 22451 Antonio Parkway, branch established on 2010/11/15; Rancho Santa Margarita Branch at 22012 El Paseo, branch established on 1996/11/04. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Rancho Santa Margarita at 31531 Santa Margarita Parkway, branch established on 1990/03/30. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Rancho Santa Margarita Branch at 29818 Santa Margarita Parkway, Suite A, branch established on 2003/08/04. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Rancho Santa Margarita at 22391 Antonio Pkwy, branch established on 2005/07/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Rancho Santa Margarita travel time to work - commute Rancho Santa Margarita mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Rancho Santa Margarita:

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Religion statistics for Rancho Santa Margarita city (based on Orange County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.78%
Here: 44.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishLDS (Mormon) Church Charismatic Churches IndependentMuslim Estimate
Adherents61.2%4.7%3.8%3.4%3.1%
Congregations5.6%2.6%10.6%1.2%1.5%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA) Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.6%2.0%1.8%1.7%15.7%
Congregations7.1%3.5%1.1%3.4%63.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 530
Orange County:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 18
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 147
Orange County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 434
Orange County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2,438
Here:

8.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.3%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Orange County:

18.5%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.4%
State:

17.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$34,160$102,4802$3,921
Other Government Administration 18$92,530$61,68710$11,745
Totals for Government 22$126,690$69,10412$15,666

Rancho Santa Margarita government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,240,000 ($45.50)
    Police Protection: $63,000 ($1.28)
    Central Staff Services: $60,000 ($1.22)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $3,318,000 ($67.40)
    Regular Highways: $2,081,000 ($42.27)
    Parks & Recreation: $621,000 ($12.61)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $1,317,000 ($26.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $25,000 ($0.51)
    General - Other: $19,000 ($0.39)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,742,000 ($55.70)

Rancho Santa Margarita government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($0.06)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,713,000 ($34.80)
    Interest Earnings: $443,000 ($9.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,567,000 ($72.46)
    Highways: $2,409,000 ($48.94)
    All Other: $346,000 ($7.03)
    Health & Hospitals: $55,000 ($1.12)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $5,675,000 ($115.28)
    NEC: $1,765,000 ($35.85)
    Property: $1,434,000 ($29.13)
    Public Utilities: $908,000 ($18.44)

Rancho Santa Margarita government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $16,251,000 ($330.12)

4.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($56,017 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
California average:

5.03%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($597 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.04%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.70% ($53,226 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  0.56% ($47,472)
from San Bernardino County, CA  0.30% ($44,337)


4.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,704 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.76%
California average:

5.12%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($937 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.06%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Los Angeles County, CA  1.38% ($47,619 average AGI)
to Riverside County, CA  0.65% ($49,190)
to San Diego County, CA  0.29% ($52,789)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rancho Santa Margarita:

  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KNX (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KMPC (1540 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KFMB (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KBLA (1580 AM; 50 kW; SANTA MONICA, CA)
  • KWRM (1370 AM; 5 kW; CORONA, CA; Owner: MAJOR MARKET STATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rancho Santa Margarita:

  • KWVE (107.9 FM; SAN CLEMENTE, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF COSTA MESA)
  • KRTM (88.9 FM; TEMECULA, CA; Owner: PENFOLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSBR (88.5 FM; MISSION VIEJO, CA; Owner: SADDLEBACK COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KLRD (90.1 FM; YUCAIPA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KUOR-FM (89.1 FM; REDLANDS, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS)
  • KCBS-FM (93.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KOLA (99.9 FM; SAN BERNARDINO, CA; Owner: INLAND EMPIRE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KUCR (88.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, CA; Owner: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF CA)
  • KVCR (91.9 FM; SAN BERNARDINO, CA; Owner: SAN BERNARDINO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KDLE (103.1 FM; NEWPORT BEACH, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC.)
  • KSCA (101.9 FM; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLOS (95.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLOS-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • K212FA (90.3 FM; TEMPLE CITY, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KOST (103.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZLA-FM (93.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLVE (107.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLVE-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KIIS-FM (102.7 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K264AF (100.7 FM; GUASTI, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KPWR (105.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KPCC (89.3 FM; PASADENA, CA; Owner: PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)

TV broadcast stations around Rancho Santa Margarita:

  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Rancho Santa Margarita fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 34
Total length: 508 meters (1,667ft)
Total average daily traffic: 529,740
Total average daily truck traffic: 13,080

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 29
  • 2000-2009: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED203$359,624300$322,3611,110$341,43439$222,94861$223,746
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED28$366,14543$303,224136$343,1335$232,84212$173,350
APPLICATIONS DENIED34$382,23555$296,343343$368,14310$203,29124$200,189
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN18$331,59351$325,297202$368,7978$305,96817$221,951
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$260,38711$330,91172$376,1193$295,8475$250,444
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed mortgage data for all 11 tracts in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED29$349,46610$368,6180$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$373,7237$411,6390$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$414,7646$377,0451$359,760
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$389,2972$346,6100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$390,1002$802,5050$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Businesses in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1Panda Express1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Payless1
Baskin-Robbins1Pizza Hut1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Quiznos1
Blockbuster1Staples1
Burger King1Starbucks7
Carl\s Jr.1T-Mobile1
Circle K1T.G.I. Driday's1
Cold Stone Creamery1Taco Bell2
Curves1Target1
El Pollo Loco1The Room Place1
FedEx6Toyota1
Honda1Trader Joe's1
IHOP1UPS8
KFC1Verizon Wireless2
Kohl's1Vons1
Lowe's1Walgreens1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
Nike1

Rancho Santa Margarita on our top lists:

  • #42 on the list of "Top 100 cities with newest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
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  • #60 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income and median resident age less than 35"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Management, business, and financial occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Other Asian residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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