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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    D
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    D+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Santee is a town in South Carolina with a population of 1,001. Santee is in Orangeburg County. Living in Santee offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Santee there are a lot of bars and restaurants. Residents of Santee tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$122,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$652
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    872.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    109.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,090.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    7,633.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    654.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    21%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Santee

Jobs
D+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$26,950
National
$55,322
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Santee Reviews

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Santee is a down to earth country style atmosphere. It has a lot of hunting, fishing, and golfing around. I you like a simple lifestyle then Santee is for you. Santee is a small town that has many larger towns within an hours drive, Charleston, Columbia, Summerville,
and Orangeburg are all less than an hour.
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Santee has some pros, but it mainly has cons. The pros are that it's quiet and safe for the most part, has a beautiful national park, plenty of restaurants, a library and a high school. The cons are that it's largely boring, there's very little job opportunities, not very cultural, not very diverse, no real sense of community and not the best economy.
Santee is a great place to raise a family and retire. We have great outdoorsy activities due to the lake
Other than that, don't come here. There are few opportunities for work and the school system is abysmal.