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Santa Margarita, California - Basic Facts

The Santa Margarita Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in San Luis Obispo County at latitude 35.3894 and longitude -120.6082. San Luis Obispo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,010 feet.

The formal official name is the Santa Margarita Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Santa Margarita, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Santa Margarita indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Santa Margarita Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Santa Margarita Census Designated Place, CA Boundary Map


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


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


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


Total Housing Units 526 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 330 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 174 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $357,895
Average Home Value $448,561


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


Santa Margarita, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Margarita to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

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

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