San Juan Capistrano

Beautiful historic city featuring a 1776 mission church.

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Overview for San Juan Capistrano, CA

41,020 people live in San Juan Capistrano, where the median age is 45.5 and the average individual income is $51,201.97. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

41,020

Total Population

45.5 years

Median Age

High

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

$51,201.97

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for San Juan Capistrano, CA

San Juan Capistrano has 14,178 households, with an average household size of 3. 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. 41,020 people call San Juan Capistrano home. The population density is 2,573.05 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

41,020

Total Population

High

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

45.5

Median Age

46.7 / 53.3%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
14,178

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$51,201.97

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in San Juan Capistrano, CA

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Middle Schools ()
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Mixed Schools ()
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

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, Food Vibes, and Baked By The Queen.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.43 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.53 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.49 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.19 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.71 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars

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San Juan Capistrano Real Estate

San Juan Capistrano is a beautiful historic city named for the 1776 Mission San Juan Capistrano. The mission is one of many well-preserved historic sites within the city. The Los Rios Historic District features buildings dating back to the 1790s, while the Historic Town Center Park hosts events like the Summer Nights Concert Series. The charming streets surrounding the park feature great restaurants, shops, antique stores, and art galleries.
 
The Mission Area offers historic homes with attractive Spanish Colonial architecture. Other housing options include luxurious multi-million properties in gated communities, several of which have been designed around equestrian pursuits. Discover luxurious San Juan Capistrano homes for sale and more with the premier realtors at the Mike Johnson Group!
 

What to Love

  • Beautiful historic city

  • The Los Rios Historic District

  • Mission San Juan Capistrano

  • Historic Town Center Park concerts

People & Lifestyle

San Juan Capistrano is one of California’s most historic cities. Well-preserved architecture and historic sites abound throughout the Mission Area. San Juan Capistrano is an enchanting city to visit and a magical place to live.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Tea House on Los Rios is a serene spot in the Los Rios Historic District offering afternoon tea and al fresco dining on a veranda covered with flowers. The Tea House serves traditional English meals with a contemporary Californian twist. Popular dishes include rosemary roasted chicken, shepherd’s pie made with prime rib and garden vegetables, flavorful Bombay chicken curry, and specialty salads. The Tea House has a range of high tea options featuring freshly baked currant scones with early California cream, finger sandwiches, fresh fruits, and delectable desserts.
 
The Zagat-rated Ramos House Café offers elaborate Southern-style lunches and massive Bloody Marys in a beautiful 1880s cottage with a tree-shaded patio. Cedar Creek Inn is another local dining highlight serving an eclectic menu in a warm and woodsy Craftsman setting. Entrees at Cedar Creek Inn include New York steak, gourmet burgers and sandwiches, slow-roasted Angus beef prime rib, racks of fresh New Zealand lamb, and pan-baked swordfish with raspberry chipotle sauce and spicy summer fruit salsa. Cedar Creek Inn’s sublime meals are paired with a fine choice of craft beers, Californian wines, and house margaritas.
 
El Adobe de Capistrano offers delicious mesquite-grilled Mexican fare and an extensive selection of bottles from the wine cellar. Housed within a landmark 1797 adobe, El Adobe de Capistrano has been a fixture of the local dining scene since the 1940s. Former President Richard Nixon was a frequent El Adobe de Capistrano visitor whenever staying at his Western White House in nearby San Clemente. Other exceptional eateries include elegant French-Belgian bistro L’Hirondelle, artisanal Southern Italian trattoria Ciao Pasta, and sophisticated Californian bistro and popular weekend brunch spot Sundried Tomato.
 

Things to Do

The Mission San Juan Capistrano, which gave the city its name, is known as the jewel of California’s missions. Tours are available of the Mission’s beautiful grounds, which include museum galleries, a sacred garden, the 1782 Serra Chapel, and the ruins of the original 1797 Great Stone Church. The Los Rios Historic District is a beautiful place to explore, either with a self-guided stroll or through joining the weekly walking tours organized by the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society.
 
Los Rios is the oldest surviving neighborhood in California, and it features 40 historic homes and three adobes. Award-winning restoration efforts have made the 1794 Montanez Adobe one of the highlights of this gorgeous historic district. Housed within an 1870s home, the Historical Society’s headquarters of the O’Neill Museum offers fascinating insights into San Juan Capistrano’s rich heritage. San Juan Summer Nights brings free outdoor concerts and vendors selling food, beer, and wine to the Historic Town Center Park. Kids love the wooden playground at Los Rios Park and meeting the animals at Zoomars Petting Zoo.
 
 
 

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