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Rancho Santa Fe, CA
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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 constituent 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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 23.73% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Rancho Santa Fe is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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. 69.91% 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 $106,804, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $427,216 for a family of four.

Rancho Santa Fe is a very 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 15.89% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rancho Santa Fe include German, English, 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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