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Santee, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Santee is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Orangeburg County at latitude 33.4866 and longitude -80.4892. Orangeburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 138 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Santee, but most people and references simply refer to it as Santee, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Santee indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Santee (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Santee: Parler Cross Roads.

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Santee, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 913
Population in Households 913
Population in Familes 755
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 433
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 412
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 278
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 514 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 301 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 111 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $183,065
Average Home Value $313,123


Median Household Income $35,453
Average Household Income $42,850
Per Capita Income $18,125
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.2% -0.8%
Households -0.73% -0.64%
Families 2.15% -0.73%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Santee, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santee to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 246 38th
Population Density1 # 250 37th
Diversity Index2 # 184 53rd
Median Household Income # 218 45th
Per Capita Income # 230 42nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.