Santee is a city located in San Diego County California. With a 2020 population of 61,361, it is the 156th largest city in California and the 691st largest city in the United States. Santee is currently growing at a rate of 1.09% annually and its population has increased by 2.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 60,037 in 2020. Spanning over 17 miles, Santee has a population density of 3,710 people per square mile.
The average household income in Santee is $100,088 with a poverty rate of 8.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,757 per month, and the median house value is $478,000. The median age in Santee is 38.2 years, 36.7 years for males, and 40.2 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Santeewas:
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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 asian people with a rate of 42.20%.
84.80% of Santee residents speak only English, while 15.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.68% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Santee is Black, with 16.15% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Santee is Hispanic, with 6.91% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.99%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Santee
89.89% of Santee residents were born in the United States, with 61.22% having been born in California. 2.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.