Santee, CA
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Santee is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 57,787 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, Santee isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Santee are a mix 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 (18.01%), management occupations (11.76%), and sales jobs (9.98%).

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.

The percentage of people in Santee who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.60% of adults in Santee have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Santee in 2010 was $30,805, which is upper middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $123,220 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 17.09% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Santee include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Santee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.