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.

Rancho Santa Fe is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.76% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rancho Santa Fe is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rancho Santa Fe who work in management occupations (21.21%), business and financial occupations (13.69%), and office and administrative support (13.17%).

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: 23.48% 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.

Because of many things, Rancho Santa Fe is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Rancho Santa Fe really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Rancho Santa Fe perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Being a small town, Rancho Santa Fe does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

If knowledge is power, Rancho Santa Fe is a pretty powerful place. 69.51% 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 $103,170, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $412,680 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. 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 13.44% 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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