City of Santee

Santee incorporated in December, 1980. With a population of 56,000 and located in suburban Eastern San Diego County, Santee is the twelfth largest of San Diego County's 18 cities. With approximately half of its land undeveloped, Santee is one of the few cities in the county with space to grow. The city is built around the Town Center Specific Plan, a 700-acre mixed-use development straddling the San Diego River. This project includes a high-tech office park, multi-family residential, open space, and a planned 55-acre community park for recreational activities. The San Diego Trolley has its eastern terminus in the Town Center and includes a major shopping center (Santee Trolley Square). Santee's transportation network also includes six MTS bus routes.

Indicator Details

Indicatorssort descending Primary Domain Indicator Value Rank Tier
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 18.9% 79 Middle
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 0.7 90 Middle
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 90.4% 78 Middle
Age of Housing Housing 67.4% 106 Bottom
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Business Retention Economic Health 1.2% 67 Middle
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Commute Mode Share Transportation 11.5% 107 Bottom
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 59.5% 46 Top
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 35.5% 47 Top
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics -% - Data N/A
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 89.6% 33 Top
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 21.7% 81 Middle
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 52.7% 91 Middle
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 4.6% 42 Top
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 6.3% 59 Middle
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 2.3 45 Top
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 8.1 79 Middle
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 100.3 42 Top
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 45.7% 112 Bottom
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 10.4% 91 Middle
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 72.4% 42 Top
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 87.6% 50 Top
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 7.8% 69 Middle
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards -% - Data N/A
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 22.6% 122 Bottom
Transit Accessibility Transportation 4.5 137 Bottom
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 24.3 50 Top
Tree Cover Natural Areas 0.3% 124 Bottom
Vacancy Rates Housing 4.6% 29 Top
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 9.5 87 Middle
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 78.5% 59 Middle
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics -1.8 89 Middle