Rancho Santa Margarita, California

Submit your own pictures of this city and show them to the world

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2017: 48,793 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.3%
 
Males: 24,017  (49.2%)
Females: 24,776  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

37.4 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 92678.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $112,643 (it was $78,475 in 2000)
Rancho Santa Margarita:

$112,643
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $49,031 (it was $31,531 in 2000)

Rancho Santa Margarita city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $677,977 (it was $272,900 in 2000)
Rancho Santa Margarita:

$677,977
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $826,523; detached houses: $942,034; townhouses or other attached units: $595,217; in 2-unit structures: $900,920; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $494,246; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $403,776; mobile homes: $107,702; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: over $1,000,000

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,911.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rancho Santa Margarita: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.4%
(4.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.4% for Black residents, 5.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.6% for other race residents, 9.3% for two or more races residents)
Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (2010)
    • 32,05467.0%White alone
    • 8,90218.6%Hispanic
    • 4,2688.9%Asian alone
    • 1,5803.3%Two or more races
    • 7881.6%Black alone
    • 820.2%American Indian alone
    • 880.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 910.2%Other race alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Rancho Santa Margarita, California as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rancho Santa Margarita is 3,311 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Rancho Santa Margarita by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(6.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(5.9)
2
(3.9)
2
(4.0)
2
(4.0)
4
(8.1)
1
(2.1)
2
(4.1)
3
(6.1)
10
(20.2)
8
(16.1)
2
(4.0)
4
(8.1)
3
(6.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(13.9)
9
(17.6)
8
(15.7)
6
(12.0)
6
(12.0)
5
(10.1)
9
(18.6)
10
(20.4)
6
(12.2)
1
(2.0)
9
(18.1)
10
(20.2)
6
(12.2)
6
(12.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
25
(49.7)
23
(45.0)
20
(39.2)
18
(36.0)
15
(30.1)
14
(28.2)
22
(45.4)
15
(30.6)
8
(16.3)
16
(32.3)
27
(54.3)
36
(72.6)
22
(44.8)
37
(75.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
80
(158.9)
78
(152.5)
103
(201.9)
96
(192.2)
71
(142.4)
83
(167.1)
66
(136.3)
69
(140.7)
77
(156.5)
39
(78.7)
45
(90.5)
45
(90.7)
45
(91.6)
43
(87.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
342
(679.4)
360
(704.0)
395
(774.2)
413
(827.1)
319
(639.9)
272
(547.7)
284
(586.6)
240
(489.4)
200
(406.6)
148
(298.6)
249
(500.8)
206
(415.3)
265
(539.2)
261
(533.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
31
(61.6)
26
(50.8)
40
(78.4)
23
(46.1)
15
(30.1)
9
(18.1)
18
(37.2)
10
(20.4)
13
(26.4)
16
(32.3)
9
(18.1)
16
(32.3)
18
(36.6)
12
(24.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
7
(13.9)
17
(33.2)
1
(2.0)
6
(12.0)
11
(22.1)
3
(6.0)
3
(6.2)
1
(2.0)
1
(2.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.0)
2
(4.0)
4
(8.1)
9
(18.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)57.361.967.064.250.862.252.346.641.143.257.049.350.053.2

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Click on a table row to update graph
City-data.com crime index in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Crime rate in Rancho Santa Margarita detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.

Latest news from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA City Guides:

Ancestries: German (7.2%), English (6.9%), American (5.3%), Italian (4.6%), Irish (4.2%), European (3.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 950 feet

Land area: 12.3 square miles.

Population density: 3,976 people per square mile   (average).

Rancho Santa Margarita, California map

8,410 residents are foreign born (5.8% Latin America, 5.6% Asia, 2.2% Europe).

This city:

17.0%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $6,178 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,760 (0.9%)

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 )

Latitude: 33.64 N, Longitude: 117.59 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -11,086 (-22.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,691 (20.4%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 949

Distribution of median household income in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA in 2017
Rancho Santa Margarita satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
California:

4.6%
Most common industries in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.0%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.4%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.6%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.9%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Health care (4.2%)
  • Educational services (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Top executives (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Computer specialists (4.1%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.5%)
  • Top executives (6.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.4%)
  • Computer specialists (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Engineers (5.4%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.9%)
  • Registered nurses (3.8%)

Average climate in Rancho Santa Margarita, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Rancho Santa Margarita, California average temperatures Rancho Santa Margarita, California average precipitation Rancho Santa Margarita, California humidity Rancho Santa Margarita, California wind speed Rancho Santa Margarita, California snowfall Rancho Santa Margarita, California sunshine Rancho Santa Margarita, California clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 126. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

126
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.194. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.194
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.1
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2016 was 0.113. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.113
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 23.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.54. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.54
U.S.:

8.46

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 Rancho Santa Margarita center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 113.3 miles away from Rancho Santa Margarita 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 the city 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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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 (29) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Fires: 12, Storms: 9, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Earthquakes: 2, 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

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:

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 schools in Rancho Santa Margarita:

  • SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,591, Location: 22062 ANTONIO PKWY, Grades: 9-12)
  • THE MASTER'S ACADEMY (Students: 11, Location: 30 CALLE DE LAS SONATAS, Grades: 5-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Rancho Santa Margarita:

Private elementary/middle schools in Rancho Santa Margarita:

  • SERRA CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 1,084, Location: 23652 ANTONIO PKWY, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST JOHNS EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 649, Location: 30382 VIA CON DIOS, Grades: PK-8)
  • MISSION HILLS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 512, Location: 29582 AVENTURA, Grades: PK-8)
  • RANCHO VIEJO MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 134, Location: 29782 AVENIDA DE LAS BANDERA, Grades: PK-8)
  • KINGDOM LIFE ACADEMY (Students: 17, Location: 30615 AVENIDA DE LAS FLORES, Grades: KG-7)
See full list of schools located in Rancho Santa Margarita

Points of interest:

Click to draw/clear city borders

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

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

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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Rancho Santa Margarita:

Marital status in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • Never married: 28.0%
  • Now married: 57.9%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

For population 25 years and over in Rancho Santa Margarita:

  • High school or higher: 95.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 49.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Rancho Santa Margarita
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Rancho Santa Margarita:

(Rancho Santa Margarita, California Neighborhood Map)

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic797,47367
Evangelical Protestant345,893894
Other141,815329
Mainline Protestant76,574202
Orthodox13,40619
Black Protestant2,4248
None1,632,647-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 530
This 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.
California:

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
Here:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

8.19 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.3%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Orange County:

18.5%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Orange County:

16.4%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.4%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.7%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Rancho Santa Margarita:

28.4
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Rancho Santa Margarita:

20.2%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.9%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.7%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Rancho Santa Margarita:

59.1%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

82.7%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Residents
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
Other Government Administration 18$92,530$61,68710$11,745
Financial Administration 4$34,160$102,4802$3,921
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 22$126,690$69,10412$15,666

Rancho Santa Margarita government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,049,000 ($41.99)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $2,811,000 ($57.61)
    Regular Highways: $1,871,000 ($38.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $980,000 ($20.08)
    Health - Other: $358,000 ($7.34)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $236,000 ($4.84)
    General - Other: $65,000 ($1.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $528,000 ($10.82)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $7,507,000 ($153.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $836,000 ($17.13)
    Police Protection: $24,000 ($0.49)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,676,000 ($34.35)

Rancho Santa Margarita government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $120,000 ($2.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000 ($1.21)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $226,000 ($4.63)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $316,000 ($6.48)
    Interest Earnings: $120,000 ($2.46)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,393,000 ($28.55)
    Other: $627,000 ($12.85)
    General Local Government Support: $146,000 ($2.99)
  • Tax - Property: $6,962,000 ($142.68)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,644,000 ($95.18)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,514,000 ($31.03)
    Other License: $548,000 ($11.23)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $231,000 ($4.73)

Rancho Santa Margarita government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,665,000 ($239.07)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,360,000 ($232.82)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $305,000 ($6.25)

Rancho Santa Margarita government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,052,000 ($42.06)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,789,000 ($364.58)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $848,000 ($17.38)

4.66% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($76,703 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
California average:

5.03%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,018 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.05%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.64% ($74,627 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  0.45% ($58,801)
from San Diego County, CA  0.27% ($69,550)


4.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($72,976 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
California average:

5.21%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,308 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.07%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Los Angeles County, CA  1.35% ($64,742 average AGI)
to Riverside County, CA  0.64% ($64,976)
to San Diego County, CA  0.30% ($85,709)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Rancho Santa Margarita fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 35Number of bridges
  • 1,043ft / 318mTotal length
  • $273,000Total costs
  • 594,110Total average daily traffic
  • 12,413Total average daily truck traffic
  • 632,771Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21980-1989
  • 291990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
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 in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • 84.2%Utility gas
  • 14.2%Electricity
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Solar energy
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • 62.2%Utility gas
  • 35.0%Electricity
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood


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.
  • 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 above state average.
Cost of Living Calculator
Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Jeremy J. Albrecht (49)
  • Gary M. Johnson (43)
  • Rezaur Rahman Khan (43)
  • Charles C. Hart (42)
  • John R. Brustad (38)
  • John Fulkerson (33)
  • Robert W. Zopf (33)
  • Matthew Sean Read (27)
  • Karl Jonsson (25)
  • Scott V. Taylor (24)

Total of 1249 patent applications in 2008-2020.