Santee is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 58,115 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Santee is the 161st largest community in California.
Housing costs in Santee are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Santee is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Santee is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Santee who work in office and administrative support (17.44%), management occupations (11.14%), and sales jobs (9.76%).
Also of interest is that Santee has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In terms of college education, Santee is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.70% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Santee in 2010 was $32,391, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,564 for a family of four. However, Santee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Santee is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Santee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Santee residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Santee also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.42% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Santee include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Santee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.