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Rancho Santa Margarita is a city in Orange County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.
The latitude of Rancho Santa Margarita is 33.640N. The longitude is -117.602W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 951 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 49,142.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rancho Santa Margarita demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Orange County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 92688 ZIP code.
15% of Rancho Santa Margarita residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rancho Santa Margarita ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rancho Santa Margarita was $31,531, compared with $21,587 nationally.
44% of Rancho Santa Margarita residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rancho Santa Margarita, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,048. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,981.
Libraries in Rancho Santa Margarita include Rancho Santa Margarita Branch Library ... View libraries
Orange County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rancho Santa Margarita political report.
The average commute time for Rancho Santa Margarita workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Rancho Santa Margarita between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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