Santee, California Population 2024

58,561

Santee is a city located in San Diego County California. Santee has a 2024 population of 58,561. Santee is currently declining at a rate of -0.42% annually and its population has decreased by -2.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 59,952 in 2020.

The average household income in Santee is $119,016 with a poverty rate of 8.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Santee is 39 years, 36.9 years for males, and 40.8 years for females.

Santee Demographics

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

  • White: 74.05%
  • Two or more races: 13.56%
  • Asian: 5.38%
  • Other race: 4.18%
  • Black or African American: 1.75%
  • Native American: 0.86%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.22%
Land Area (mi²)
16.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,540.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.32% (-1,391)
The current population of Santee, California is 58,561 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 59,952.

Santee, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White44,05874.05%
Two or more races8,06713.56%
Asian3,1995.38%
Other race2,4864.18%
Black or African American1,0441.75%
Native American5110.86%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1320.22%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Santee Population by Race

Santee Population Pyramid 2024

Santee Median Age

39

Total

36.9

Male

40.8

Female

Santee Adults

There are 45,915 adults, (9,412 of whom are seniors) in Santee.

Santee Age Dependency

63

Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Santee Sex Ratio

Female29,62949.8%
Male29,86850.2%

Santee Population by Age

Santee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All20,6422.817327
Married11,5453.4380.619.4
Non Family5,7341.3568.731.3
Female2,3023.257.442.6
Male1,0613.0447.852.2
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3.27

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

73.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Santee Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Santee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Santee Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.05%.

Santee Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$59,054

Average Earnings

$67,874

Average Male

$51,382

Average Female

Santee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Santee Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Santee Language

82.19% of Santee residents speak only English, while 17.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.99% of the population.

Santee Language

Santee Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White38,6873,4148.82%
Multiple7,98480810.12%
Hispanic11,1857426.63%
Asian3,1302116.74%
Other2,2151205.42%
Black8689410.83%
Native4837916.36%
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8.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.95%

Male Poverty Rate

9.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santee is Native, with 16.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santee is Other, with 5.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.56%.

Santee Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.72%
Some College9.5%
High School7.66%
Bachelors or Greater3.1%
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Santee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed26.52%
Male Unemployed6.35%
Male Employed3.66%
Female Employed3.41%
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Santee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Santee Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Santee Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.2%

Male Marriage Rate

50.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Santee Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Santee Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

5,024

Number of Veterans

4,238

Male Veterans

786

Female Veterans

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Santee Veterans by War

count

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Santee Veterans by Age

count

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Santee Veterans by Race

Santee Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.4%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santee Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.8%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Santee Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Santee Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Santee Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

59.99%

Born in Santee

87.85%

Native Born

12.15%

Foreign Born

4.54%

Non Citizen

7.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.85% of Santee residents were born in the United States, with 59.99% having been born in California. 4.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Santee Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202957,336-245-0.43%
202857,581-245-0.42%
202757,826-245-0.42%
202658,071-245-0.42%
202558,316-245-0.42%
202458,561-245-0.42%
202358,806-245-0.41%
202259,051-245-0.41%
202159,296-656-1.09%
202059,9522,0203.49%
201957,9324130.72%
201857,5194450.78%
201757,0742080.37%
201656,866640.11%
201556,8021820.32%
201456,6204980.89%
201356,1228521.54%
201255,2707451.37%
201154,5258481.58%
201053,6777021.33%
200052,975730.14%
199052,9025,82212.37%
198047,08025,973123.05%
197021,10714,107201.53%
19607,000
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Santee Population by Year