Santee, California Population 2021

58,355
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Santee is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 58,355, it is the 155th largest city in California and the 667th largest city in the United States. Santee is currently growing at a rate of 0.24% annually and its population has increased by 9.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 53,413 in 2010. Santee reached it's highest population of 58,355 in 2021. Spanning over 17 miles, Santee has a population density of 3,528 people per square mile.

The average household income in Santee is $100,088 with a poverty rate of 7.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,744 per month, and the median house value is $445,500. The median age in Santee is 38.2 years, 36.7 years for males, and 40.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.1 males.

Santee Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Santee was:

  • White: 80.36%
  • Two or more races: 7.10%
  • Asian: 5.81%
  • Other race: 3.38%
  • Black or African American: 2.26%
  • Native American: 0.94%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.16%
The current population of Santee, California is 58,355, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 57,944.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 53,413.

Santee, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White46,44580.36%
Two or More Races4,1037.10%
Asian3,3565.81%
Some Other Race1,9523.38%
Black or African American1,3052.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native5460.94%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander900.16%
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Santee Population by Race

Santee Population Pyramid 2021

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Santee Median Age

38.2


Total

36.7


Male

40.2


Female

Santee Adults

There are 45,020 adults, (8,076 of whom are seniors) in Santee.

Santee Age Dependency

56.4

Age Dependency Ratio

21.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Santee Sex Ratio

Female

30,243

52.33%

Male

27,554

47.67%

Santee Population by Age

Santee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Santee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.6%23.4%
All71.8%28.2%
Non Family68.9%31.1%
Female62.2%37.8%
Male59.8%40.2%

71.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Santee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,2002.9171.8
Married10,5503.4576.6
Non Family5,2051.4768.9
Female2,4603.4162.2
Male9853.4159.8

3.33

Average Family Size

2.91

Average Household Size

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Santee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6101.52%
9th to 12th Grade1,8324.57%
High School Graduate10,60926.48%
Some College11,35128.33%
Associates Degree3,8309.56%
Bachelors Degree8,31020.74%
Graduate Degree3,5258.80%
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Santee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Santee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White28,83827,3578,613
Hispanic5,9005,3181,319
Asian2,5242,3811,024
Multiple Races1,7981,701733
Other Race1,3291,213171
Black1,061910162
Native American439399102
Islander909036

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 40.77%.

Santee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,114$57,895$41,013
Less Than High School$22,028$31,375$17,500
High School Grad$36,797$43,247$30,597
Some College$43,763$53,438$39,030
Bachelors Degree$63,818$74,644$51,972
Graduate Degree$74,674$77,801$71,540

$48,114

Average Earnings

$57,895

Average Male

$41,013

Average Female

Santee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Santee Language by Age

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Santee Language

84.97% of Santee residents speak only English, while 15.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.92% of the population.

Santee Language

Santee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White38,6123,2688.46%
Hispanic9,6563313.43%
Black1,15518215.76%
Asian3,2441253.85%
Multiple4,074922.26%
Other1,753734.16%
Native5226111.69%

7.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.97%

Male Poverty Rate

7.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santee is Black, with 15.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santee is Multiple, with 2.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.84%.

Santee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.18%
High School7.39%
Some College6.94%
Bachelors or Greater2.55%

Santee Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed17.94%
Male Unemployed16.73%
Male Employed3.96%
Female Employed3.44%

Santee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Santee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$87,098$100,088
Families$97,234$107,879
Married Families$106,867-
Non Families$51,759$71,784
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Income by Household Type

Santee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.0%

Male Marriage Rate

46.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Santee Married by Age and Sex

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Santee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Santee Marital Status by Race

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Santee Marital Status

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5,610

Number of Veterans

4,890

Male Veterans

720

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,803
Vietnam1,771
First Gulf War1,663
Korea351
World War II176

Santee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,759
55 to 641,140
65 to 741,053
75+995
18 to 34663

Santee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,60112.71%
Hispanic4025.95%
2 or More30912.75%
Black28526.54%
Asian1967.21%
Indian14231.77%
Other664.43%
Hawaiian1112.22%

Santee Veterans by Race

Santee Veterans by Education

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3.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santee Veterans by Education

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64.7%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Santee Employment by Age

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Santee Employment by Race

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Santee Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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59.56%

Born in California

89.36%

Native Born

10.64%

Foreign Born

2.96%

Non Citizen

7.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.36% of Santee residents were born in the United States, with 59.56% having been born in California. 2.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Santee Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202158,3551370.24%
202058,2181370.24%
201958,0811370.24%
201857,9441190.21%
201757,8251470.25%
201657,6782070.36%
201557,4716431.13%
201456,8286771.21%
201356,1517701.39%
201255,3818581.57%
201154,5238831.65%
201053,6406650.12%
200052,975730.01%
199052,9025,8221.17%
198047,08025,9738.35%
197021,10714,10711.67%
19607,0000.00%

Santee Population by Year