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Renowned for the swallows that return each spring to the ruined church of St. John of Capistrano, the Crusader.

San Juan Capistrano is a city in Orange County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.

The latitude of San Juan Capistrano is 33.501N. The longitude is -117.661W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 121 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 34,796.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$62,392
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our San Juan Capistrano demographic reports
San Juan Capistrano is near the Pacific Ocean.
A Spanish mission was founded here in 1776.

An 1812 earthquake destroyed much of the church and killed 12 people.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 50. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Diedrich Coffee
Local festivals include:
  • Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo - Aug. 25-26, 2007
Dates often change. Check San Juan Capistrano web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Orange County Natural History Museum
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 120

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Ancestry & family history

13% of San Juan Capistrano residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the San Juan Capistrano ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in San Juan Capistrano was $29,926, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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31% of San Juan Capistrano residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in San Juan Capistrano include Los Rios Street Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in San Juan Capistrano, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $932.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,782.


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Libraries in San Juan Capistrano include San Juan Capistrano Regional Library ... View libraries

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Orange County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our San Juan Capistrano political report.

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San Juan Capistrano restaurants taking online reservations include La Fondue - San Juan Capistrano, Rendezvous, StillWater Bistro, Sundried Tomato Cafe - San Juan Capistrano ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for San Juan Capistrano workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in San Juan Capistrano between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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