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Santee, California - Basic Facts

The City of Santee had a population of 56,026 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Santee is located at latitude 32.8384 and longitude -116.9739 in San Diego County. The formal boundaries for the City of Santee encompass a land area of 16.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.29 sq. miles. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 351 feet.

The City of Santee (GNIS ID: 2411830) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Santee is located within San Diego CCD of San Diego County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Santee: Cowles, Cowles Station, Cowlestown, Fanita.

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Santee, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 56,026 (100%)
Population in Households 54,984 (98.1%)
Population in Families 46,229 (82.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,042 ( 1.9%)
Population Density 3,388
Diversity Index2 56
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $88,938
Average Household Income $103,357
% of Income for Mortgage4 22%
Per Capita Income $37,579
Wealth Index5 112
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 20,853 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,342 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,991 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 520 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $465,394
Average Home Value $478,537
Housing Affordability Index3 112
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 20,333
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 14,788
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.47% 0.39%
Households 0.51% 0.37%
Families 0.48% 0.41%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
Owner Occupied HU   0.6%

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Santee, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santee to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 167 89th
Population Density # 402 74th
Median Household Income # 377 75th
Housing Affordability Index # 1033 68th
Per Capita Income # 568 63rd
Diversity Index # 925 39th

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