Rancho Santa Margarita, California
City
Rancho Santa Margarita
Rancho Santa Margarita
Flag of Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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Official seal of Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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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 US
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 33°38′29″N 117°35′40″WCoordinates33°38′29″N 117°35′40″W
Country  United States
State  California
County Orange
Incorporated January 1, 2000[1]
Government
 • Mayor Michael Vaughn[2]
Area[3]
 • Total 12.94 sq mi (33.51 km2)
 • Land 12.89 sq mi (33.40 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)  0.27%
Elevation[4] 925 ft (282 m)
Population (2010)[5]
 • Total 47,853
 • Estimate (2016)[6] 48,969
 • Density 3,797.52/sq mi (1,466.18/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 92688, 92679
Area code 949
FIPS code 06-59587
GNIS feature IDs 18670542411517
Website cityofrsm.org