Rancho Santa Fe, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rancho Santa Fe, California - Basic Facts

The Rancho Santa Fe Census Designated Place had a population of 3,340 as of July 1, 2017. Rancho Santa Fe ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rancho Santa Fe is located at latitude 33.0258 and longitude -117.1982 in San Diego County. The formal boundaries for the Rancho Santa Fe Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 246 feet.

The Rancho Santa Fe Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409138) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Rancho Santa Fe Census Designated Place is located within San Diego CCD of San Diego County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rancho Santa Fe population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rancho Santa Fe: San Dieguito Ranch.

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Rancho Santa Fe, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,340
Daytime Population: Workers 1,973
Daytime Population: Residents 2,115
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,088
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 3,340
Population in Familes 2,960
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 497
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $178,982
Average Household Income $249,463
Per Capita Income $94,402


Total Housing Units 1,471 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,073 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 203 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 195 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,218,273


Total Households 1,276
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 1,016
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.96% 1.07%
Households 0.91% 1.01%
Families 1.03% 1.02%
Median Household Income   0.47%
Per Capita Income   1.26%

Rancho Santa Fe, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rancho Santa Fe to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 752 50th
Population Density # 943 38th
Diversity Index # 1435 5th
Median Household Income # 21 99th
Per Capita Income # 15 99th

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