Santa Margarita, CA Community Profile: Data

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Santa Margarita: Basic Info

Santa Margarita is the everyday name that most people use for the community and surrounding area. However, the Santa Margarita Census Designated Place is the formal official name. It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in San Luis Obispo County at latitude 35.39 and longitude -120.6091. The elevation is 1,010 feet.

The Santa Margarita Census Designated Place has formally defined boundaries. The boundaries are displayed in the map section. The defined boundaries encompass a land area of 0.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

San Luis Obispo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). Observes DST? Yes. Current Local Time.

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Santa Margarita: Community Profile Overview & Basic Data

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The Santa Margarita Community Profile has 7 main navigation sections plus some ancillary topics in the blue navigation bar:

  1. The Data section (this page) contains Basic Parameters for Santa Margarita (Formal Name, Census Class Code, Coordinates and Time Zone) , current Demographic Information and a Peer Comparsion Table that shows how Santa Margarita ranks in comparison to its peer group.
  2. The Maps section has a Boundary Map for the Santa Margarita Census Designated Place with a 1-click link to Driving Directions, California Congressional District Maps and a Map of San Luis Obispo County.
  3. The Photos section of the Community Profile has Santa Margarita Local Area Photos. The locations where the photos were taken are plotted on a map. The photos are available in two sizes.
  4. The Directory is a Santa Margarita Directory of Business, Government and Social Services. The Directory can be searched by business name or category. There are also 40 point and click links to the most popular search categories.
  5. The Schools section has School Profiles for local area schools. You can also search for profiles of all California Public and Private Schools by School Name, City, County or ZIP Code.
  6. The Jobs section of the Santa Margarita Community Profile has a searchable database of employment opportunities in or near Santa Margarita. The jobs database can be searched by job category or keywords.
  7. The Places section lists popular "Places of Interest" in the local Santa Margarita area. The Places are listed by category. When you select a category, you're presented with a list of locations within a 15 mile search radius. Maps and driving direction are both 1-click links.

Santa Margarita, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,247
Population in Households 1,247
Population in Familes 962
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,409
Diversity Index2 47
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 504
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 324
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 526
Owner Occupied HU 330
Renter Occupied HU 174
Vacant Housing Units 22
Median Home Value $357,895
Average Home Value $448,561
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,796
Average Household Income $65,872
Per Capita Income $26,751
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.23% 0.24%
Households -0.14% 0.28%
Families 0.15% 0.31%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.65%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Santa Margarita, CA: Peer Comparison by Rank and Percentile (As of July 1, 2014)

The table below compares Santa Margarita to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile. The place with the highest value is ranked # 1. Percentile example: a location that ranks higher than 25% of its peers would be in the 25th percentile of the peer group.

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Rank Percentile
Total Population # 992 35th
Population Density1 # 541 65th
Diversity Index2 # 1025 33rd
Median Household Income # 710 53rd
Per Capita Income # 706 54th