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Rancho Santa Fe, CA
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Rancho Santa Fe profile

Living in Rancho Santa Fe

Rancho Santa Fe is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 3,156 people and two associated neighborhoods, Rancho Santa Fe is the 605th largest community in California.

Rancho Santa Fe home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Rancho Santa Fe real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Of important note, Rancho Santa Fe is also a town of artists. Rancho Santa Fe has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Rancho Santa Fe’s character.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 21.61% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Rancho Santa Fe is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Rancho Santa Fe a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Rancho Santa Fe has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Rancho Santa Fe’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

As is often the case in a small town, Rancho Santa Fe doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

If knowledge is power, Rancho Santa Fe is a pretty powerful place. 70.21% of the adults in Rancho Santa Fe have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Rancho Santa Fe in 2018 was $117,291, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $469,164 for a family of four.

Rancho Santa Fe is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Rancho Santa Fe home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rancho Santa Fe residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Rancho Santa Fe also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.02% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rancho Santa Fe include English, German, Irish, European, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Rancho Santa Fe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.

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