Santee, South Carolina

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Santee, South Carolina

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High Points

Santee strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in South Carolina):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
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Top 1% trophy Santee Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
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Top 18% Santee Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Santee, South Carolina

Comparing Santee to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in South Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Racial Diversity 9 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Age of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 4
Portion of People Married 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 5
Median Family Income 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Short Commute Times 4 4
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 3
People Living Alone 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 1 1
Low Property Crime 1 1

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Santee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles SE of Columbia, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 122 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Orangeburg
Standard Zip Codes 29142
Phone Area Codes 803
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.475
Longitude -80.486

Santee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 59 F
Apr Temp 51 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 55 to 78 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 57 F
Apr Temp 49 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 77 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches
Distance 38.3 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 58 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 53 to 77 F
Annual Precip 53.4 inches
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Santee Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 740 100%
Male 314 42.4%
Female 426 57.6%
Under 18 187 25.3%
18+ 553 74.7%
65+ 186 25.1%
Median Age 39.4
Average Family Size 2.85
White 208 28.1%
African-American 523 70.7%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 4 0.5%
Mixed Race 4 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.8%

Estimated Santee Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 721
Growth -19
Growth % -2.6%

Santee Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 72.4%
German 7.2%
English 6.3%
US/American 4.2%
Welsh 1.7%
Italian 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Irish 1.3%
Swedish 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Norwegian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Santee, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Parlers (29142)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Santee 740 $28,393
Bowman 1,198 $29,167
Elloree 742 $35,380
Eutawville 344 $36,354
Holly Hill 1,281 $43,611
Summerton 1,061 $34,038
Vance 208 $26,250
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