Santee, California Population 2022

61,361
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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.

Santee Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Santeewas:

  • White: 78.87%
  • Two or more races: 9.79%
  • Asian: 4.74%
  • Other race: 3.44%
  • Black or African American: 2.05%
  • Native American: 0.90%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.20%
The current population of Santee, California is 61,361 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 60,037.

Santee, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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Santee Population by Race

Santee Population Pyramid 2022

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Santee Median Age

38.9


Total

37.2


Male

40.5


Female

Santee Adults

There are 44,474 adults, (8,779 of whom are seniors) in Santee.

Santee Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Santee Sex Ratio

Female

29,917

52.11%

Male

27,490

47.89%

Santee Population by Age

Santee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Santee Household Types

71.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Santee Households and Families

3.3

Average Family Size

2.85

Average Household Size

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Santee Households by Type

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Santee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Santee Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Santee Educational Attainment by Race

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$49,293

Average Earnings

$59,032

Average Male

$41,942

Average Female

Santee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Santee Language by Age

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Santee Language

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.

Santee Language

Santee Poverty by Race

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8.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.07%

Male Poverty Rate

8.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santee

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%.

Santee Poverty

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Santee Poverty Rate by Education

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Santee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Santee Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Santee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

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 55-64, 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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5,357

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Santee Veterans by War

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Santee Veterans by Age

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Santee Veterans by Race

Santee Veterans by Education

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5.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santee Veterans by Education

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63.2%

Labor Force Participation

58.7%

Employment Rate

5.6%

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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61.22%

Born in Santee

89.89%

Native Born

10.11%

Foreign Born

2.75%

Non Citizen

7.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Santee Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Santee Population by Year