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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Murrieta, California
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Rancho Santa Margarita is 17% more densely populated than Murrieta.
People are 4% more likely to be married in Murrieta.
The Median Age is 2.5 years older in Rancho Santa Margarita.
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PEOPLE
 Rancho Santa Margarita, CAMurrieta, CAUnited States
 Population49,324109,830321,418,820
 Population - 201047,53995,668308,745,538
 Population - 200047,21444,282285,036,114
 Population - 199011,3901,628251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now333.05%6,646.31%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now4.47%148.02%12.76%
 Pop. Density3,8243,27191
 Land Area13343,531,905
 Water Area00264,837
 Median Age35.833.337.4
 Female Population49.68%51.61%50.81%
 Male Population50.32%48.39%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Rancho Santa Margarita, CAMurrieta, CAUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.22%6.98%6.36%
 Age 5 to 97.74%8.43%6.51%
 Age 10 to 148.83%9.04%6.59%
 Age 15 to 175.33%5.22%4.03%
 Age 18 to 203.70%4.27%4.35%
 Age 21 to 245.11%5.47%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3411.81%12.66%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4415.28%13.82%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5419.17%13.95%14.09%
 Age 55 to 597.24%5.36%6.57%
 Age 60 to 643.23%4.35%5.72%
 Age 65 to 743.47%5.25%7.64%
 Age 75 to 842.30%3.98%4.26%
 Age 85 and over0.56%1.23%1.85%
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 RACE
 Rancho Santa Margarita, CAMurrieta, CAUnited States
 White66.57%53.06%62.77%
 Black1.30%6.98%12.24%
 Asian10.14%7.94%4.95%
 Native American0.04%0.32%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.20%0.22%0.16%
 Other0.24%0.19%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.76%4.72%2.13%
 Hispanic18.74%26.58%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic81.26%73.42%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Rancho Santa Margarita, CAMurrieta, CAUnited States
 Households16,55932,568116,211,000
 Family Households12,89325,37176,958,100
 Non Family Households3,6667,19739,253,000
 Household Size2.943.252.63
 Married Population60.69%56.72%50.58%
 Single Population39.31%43.28%49.42%
 Now Married59.23%54.08%48.41%
 Married but Separated1.47%2.64%2.17%
 Never Married27.81%28.62%32.55%
 Widowed2.36%4.83%5.95%
 Divorced9.14%9.84%10.92%
 Married, w/children47.38%43.63%31.68%
 Married, no children34.91%35.58%41.44%
 Single, w/children11.28%14.91%16.94%
 Single, no children6.44%5.89%9.95%
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 COMMENTS
Comments about Rancho Santa Margarita

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