San Juan Capistrano

Discover San Juan Capistrano, CA, a city brimming with historical charm and cultural vibrancy. From the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano and its famous swallows to its lively downtown with antique shops and local festivals, explore the seamless blend of heritage and community in this quintessential Southern California town.

San Juan Capistrano, nestled in the heart of Orange County, California, is a city rich with historical legacies and cultural charm. Known for its iconic Mission San Juan Capistrano, established in 1776, this city attracts visitors with its beautiful gardens and the famous annual return of the migratory swallows. Beyond its historical significance, San Juan Capistrano boasts a vibrant downtown area characterized by charming antique shops, local eateries, and artisan boutiques, providing a quaint, small-town atmosphere. The city also promotes a strong sense of community through its various festivals and events that celebrate its diverse heritage and local history. Additionally, its proximity to the scenic landscapes of Southern California offers outdoor enthusiasts ample opportunities for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, making it a unique blend of past and present, nature and culture.


Overview for San Juan Capistrano, CA

35,319 people live in San Juan Capistrano, where the median age is 44.8 and the average individual income is $54,759. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

35,319

Total Population

44.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$54,759

Average individual Income

Around San Juan Capistrano, CA

There's plenty to do around San Juan Capistrano, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

69
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
79
Very Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Empanada Ladie, Chone Hot Sauce, and Mama Poon's Kitchen.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.43 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.85 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.63 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.7 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.15 miles 46 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.22 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for San Juan Capistrano, CA

San Juan Capistrano has 12,460 households, with an average household size of 2.82. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in San Juan Capistrano do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 35,319 people call San Juan Capistrano home. The population density is 2,447.54 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

35,319

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

44.8

Median Age

46.85 / 53.15%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
12,460

Total Households

2.82

Average Household Size

$54,759

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in San Juan Capistrano, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby San Juan Capistrano. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Community Presbyterian Preschool & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
No rating available
Opportunities for Learning - Capistrano
PUBLIC
K - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Capistrano Valley Christian Schools
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Saddleback Valley Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
California Connections Academy Southern California
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
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