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Lake Santee, Indiana
Census-designated place
Country United States
State Indiana
County Decatur, Franklin
Township Fugit, Salt Creek
 • Total 2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)
 • Land 2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation 1,015 ft (309 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 820
ZIP code 47240
FIPS code 18-41444

Lake Santee is an unincorporated town and census-designated place in Decatur and Franklin counties, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 820.


Lake Santee was built up in the 1960s as a housing development centered on a reservoir of the same name.


Lake Santee is located at 39°24′36″N 85°18′27″W / 39.41°N 85.3075°W / 39.41; -85.3075 in southeastern Indiana. It is situated 13 miles (21 km) northeast of Greensburg and 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Batesville.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), of which 2.5 square miles (6.4 km2) is land and 0.35 square miles (0.9 km2), or 12.60%, is water. The water area consists entirely of Lake Santee, the reservoir.

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