Santee, California

Santee: A city in San Diego County, California. It is located on the Pacific Ocean in southern California. Santee is known for its many beaches, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Santee Trolley Barn Museum and the Santee Historical Society.

About

Santee is a city located in the county of San Diego in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 53,413. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 57,770 inhabitants.

The city was created 44 years ago in 1979.

Santee is located in eastern San Diego County, California. It was founded in 1893 and originally named Cowlestown. Santee incorporated as a city in 1980 and grew rapidly in the 1980s.

Key Facts About Santee

Population: Approximately 58,000 as of 2019

Economy: Major employers in Santee include the Santee School District, Walmart, Costco, and San Diego Sheriff's Department. Many residents commute to jobs in San Diego.

Geography: Santee spans over 16 square miles along the San Diego River valley. It features a semi-arid climate and rolling hill terrain.

Things to Do in Santee

Some top attractions and activities in Santee include:

  • Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve - Park with lakes, camping, trails, and outdoor recreation opportunities.
  • Big Rock Park - Large park featuring aquatic center, sports fields, skate park and playground.
  • Santee Drive-In Theater - Classic drive-in theater experience with two large outdoor movie screens.
  • Santee Trolley Square - Outdoor shopping center with restaurants, shops and entertainment.
  • Walker Preserve - Hiking and biking trails through 400 acres of scenic landscapes and wildlife habitat.

In summary, Santee provides a friendly suburban community east of San Diego focused on parks, recreation and the outdoors.

Santee locator map
Location of Santee on California map.

Quick Facts about Santee

Population : 57,770 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : San Diego County
Postal code : 92071–92072
Phone Area Codes : 619
Water as percent of area : 1.77%
Land as percent of area : 98.23%
Altitude : 351 feet / 107 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1980 (44 years ago)
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone
Local time : 17:13:29 (17th May 2024)
Population growth : 7.54% (2010-2020)
City of Santee  CA Seal seal image
City of Santee CA Seal
City of Santee  CA Seal seal image

Geography

Santee is located at 32°50'18"N 116°58'26"W (32.8383800, -116.9739200).

Santee map

Demographics

The population of Santee increased by 7.54% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 53,413 - census
2011 54,523 2.04% estimation process
2012 55,381 1.55% estimation process
2013 56,151 1.37% estimation process
2014 56,828 1.19% estimation process
2015 57,471 1.12% estimation process
2016 57,678 0.36% estimation process
2017 57,825 0.25% estimation process
2018 57,944 0.21% estimation process
2019 58,081 0.24% estimation process
2020 57,770 -0.54% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 55,178
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 56,742
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -2.8%
April 1, 2020 Population : 55,069
April 1, 2010 Population : 56,745
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.6%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 21.7%
People over 65 (%) : 18.6%
Female persons, % : 50.0%
White only, percent : 94.0%
Black or African American alone, percent : 2.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.3%
Asians alone % : 0.8%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : Z
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.3%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 5.4%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 89.2%
2015-2019 Veterans : 3,599
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 1.9%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 24,168

Santee zip code is 92071. County name: San Diego, County fips: 06073

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Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 24,168
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 72.3%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $106,500
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,018
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $424
2015-2019 median gross rent : $696
Permits for construction, 2020 : 26
2015-2019 Households : 21,648
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.41
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 85.3%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 3.9%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 87.3%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 79.0%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 91.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 16.8%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 10.5%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 7.2%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 62.7%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 58.5%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 53,377
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 180,627
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 1,262,602
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 586,521
2012 total retail sales per capita : $10,470
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 21.9
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $52,500
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $27,100
Percentage of people living in poverty : 12.1%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 1,033
2019 total employment : 16,947
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 605,486
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : 0.4%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 2,908
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 3,494
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,600
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,287
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 148
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 3,134
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 310
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,913
2010 population per square mile : 103.0
2010 land area in square miles : 551.02

People born in Santee (1)

American MMA fighter Kalyn Schwartz was born in Santee

Schools in Santee

College & universities near Santee, CA

Code Name City ZIP
112084 San Diego Christian College Santee (CA) 92071
444361 Advanced Training Associates El Cajon (CA) 92020
115296 Grossmont College El Cajon (CA) 92020-1799
116563 Bellus Academy-El Cajon El Cajon (CA) 92021
117575 Southern California Seminary El Cajon (CA) 92019-1108

Stations (20)

Amtrak & bus stations near Santee, CA

Code Name Address Type
SAN Santa Fe Depot 1050 Kettner Blvd RAIL
OLT Old Town Transit Center 4005 Taylor Street RAIL
SRB Sorrento Valley station 11170 Sorrento Valley Road RAIL
SOL Solana Beach 105 North Cedros Avenue RAIL
ENC Encinitas, CA 25 East D Street RAIL

Post offices near Santee

Post Office Name City ZIP
San Post Office Santee (CA) 92071
Bostonia Post Office El Cajon (CA) 92021
El Cajon Post Office El Cajon (CA) 92020
Lakesid Post Office Lakeside (CA) 92040
Navaj Post Office San Diego (CA) 92119

Other places with the same name (3)

  • Santee , South Carolina city in Orangeburg County, South Carolina, United States of America with a population of 889 people.
  • Santee , Nebraska human settlement in Santee Indian Reservation, Nebraska, United States of America with a population of 338 people.

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Distance to Other Cities

Santee distances to largest California cities