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Wikipedia: Santee, California

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City of Santee, California
Official seal of City of Santee, California
Country United States
State California
County San Diego
Incorporated December 1, 1980
Area [1]
 – Total 16.56 sq mi (42.2 km²)
 – Land 16.1 sq mi (41.6 km²)
 – Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km²)
Elevation 350 ft (107 m)
Population (State Dept. of Finance 1/1/06)[1]
 – Total 54,709
 – Density 3,304/sq mi (1,273.7/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 – Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 92071-92072
Area code(s) 619
FIPS code 06-70224
GNIS feature ID 1656619

Santee is a city in San Diego County, California, United States. The city is named after Milton Santee, second husband of Jennie Blodgett, whose first husband was George A. Cowles, a ranching pioneer in the San Diego area.[2] As of 2006, Santee had a population of 54,709.[1]



As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 52,975 people, 18,470 households, and 14,018 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,273.6/km² (3,298.7/mi²). There were 18,833 housing units at an average density of 452.8/km² (1,172.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.70% White, 1.48% African American, 0.81% Native American, 2.55% Asian, 0.41% Pacific Islander, 4.03% from other races, and 4.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.36% of the population.

There were 18,470 households out of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $53,624, and the median income for a family was $57,874. Males had a median income of $41,347 versus $30,187 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,311. About 3.8% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.


In the state legislature Santee is located in the 36th Senate District, represented by Republican Dennis Hollingsworth, and in the 77th Assembly District, represented by Republican Joel Anderson. Federally, Santee is located in California’s 52nd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +9[4] and is represented by Republican Duncan Hunter.


Regional Parks and Recreation

a view of Santee from a near by hill

a view of Santee from a near by hill

Santee has two major regional parks, Santee Lakes and Mission Trails Regional Park. Santee Lakes consists of seven public lakes and has a campground and other amenities on site. Santee is also home to a popular Southern California rock climbing area.

Santee Lakes

Main article: Santee Lakes

Santee Boulders

Main article: Santee Boulders

Economic Development

The City of Santee is a growing community comprising 54,700 residents and 17 square miles. Santee’s 2005 median household income of $79,846 represents the highest median income of all East County cities, and the 7th highest among 18 cities in San Diego County. And the 2005 median home price in Santee was $471,000. Single-family units comprise 65% of the city’s housing stock, creating a very stable family based community. 71% of homes are owner-occupied–one of the highest percentages of owner-occupied homes in the region. In addition, Santee has one of the lowest crime rates in the County and the city also prides itself on having a stable local economy, well-maintained streets and infrastructure, and family-based neighborhoods. With excellent economic indicators, available land for development, a skilled labor force, transit linkage to SDSU, Mission Valley, and San Diego by trolley, and access to three regional freeways Santee offers unparalleled economic development opportunities. [5]


In Santee, there are two school districts, Santee School District and Grossmont Union High School District. Unlike traditional schools districts that operate with elementary schools (k-5) and middle schools (6-8), all schools in the Santee School District are kindergarten through eighth grade but separate the campus into “Elementary” (k-6) and “Junior High” (7-8), and also have different schedules. West Hills High School was rated the best high school among the Grossmont Union High School District.

  • Cajon Park School
  • Carlton Hills School
  • Carlton Oaks School
  • Chet F. Harrit School
  • Hill Creek School
  • Pepper Drive School
  • Prospect Avenue School
  • Rio Seco School
  • Sycamore Canyon School

High Schools

There are two highschools in Santee. Both are operated by the Grossmont High School District.

  • Santana High School
  • West Hills High School


  1. ^ a b c The City of Santee – Demographic.pdf
  2. ^ City of Santee Official Website: History
  3. ^ “American FactFinder”. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ “Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?”. Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved on 2008-02-10.
  5. ^ The City of Santee – Economic Development

External links

  • City of Santee Official Website
  • Mission Trails Regional Park
  • Santee Lakes Regional Park

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