Rancho Santa Margarita

City in Orange County, California, United States

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Rancho Santa Margarita
Rancho Santa Margarita
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Location of Rancho Santa Margarita within Orange County, California.
Location of Rancho Santa Margarita within Orange County, California.
Rancho Santa Margarita, California is located in the United States
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 33°38′29″N 117°35′40″W / 33.64139°N 117.59444°W / 33.64139; -117.59444Coordinates: 33°38′29″N 117°35′40″W / 33.64139°N 117.59444°W / 33.64139; -117.59444
Country United States
State California
CountyOrange
IncorporatedJanuary 1, 2000[1]
Government
 • MayorBrad McGirr[2]
Area
 • Total12.94 sq mi (33.52 km2)
 • Land12.90 sq mi (33.40 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2)  0.27%
Elevation925 ft (282 m)
Population
 • Total47,853
 • Estimate 
(2019)[6]
47,896
 • Density3,714.02/sq mi (1,434.02/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
92679, 92688
Area code949
FIPS code06-59587
GNIS feature IDs1867054, 2411517
Websitecityofrsm.org

Rancho Santa Margarita (/ˈræn ˌsæntə ˌmɑːrɡəˈrtə/) is a city in Orange County, California, United States. One of Orange County's youngest cities, Rancho Santa Margarita is a master-planned community. The population was 47,853 at the 2010 census, up from 47,214 at the 2000 census. Although it is named for Rancho Santa Margarita y Las Flores, which was in San Diego County, the city limits fall within the borders of Rancho Mission Viejo. At 20 characters long, it is the longest city name in California.

  1. ^ "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on November 3, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  2. ^ "Mayor and City Council". Rancho Santa Margarita. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  4. ^ "City of Rancho Santa Margarita". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  5. ^ "Rancho Santa Margarita (city) QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 15, 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  6. ^ Cite error: The named reference USCensusEst2019CenPopScriptOnlyDirtyFixDoNotUse was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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