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San Tan, Arizona
Location of San Tan in Pinal County, Arizona.
Location of San Tan in Pinal County, Arizona.
Country United States
State Arizona
County Pinal
 • Total 6.4 sq mi (16.6 km2)
 • Land 6.4 sq mi (16.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,234 ft (376 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 651
 • Density 101.3/sq mi (39.1/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
FIPS code 04-64100
GNIS feature ID 0024606

Santan is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pinal County, Arizona, United States. The name comes from the San Tan Mountains Regional Park that is the main landmark. The population was 651 at the 2000 census.


Santan is located at 33°9′9″N 111°48′8″W / 33.1525°N 111.80222°W / 33.1525; -111.80222 (33.152428, -111.802207).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.4 square miles (17 km2), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 651 people, 163 households, and 135 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 101.3 people per square mile (39.2/km²). There were 185 housing units at an average density of 28.8/sq mi (11.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 1.84% White, 92.78% Native American, 3.07% from other races, and 2.30% from two or more races. 12.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 163 households out of which 50.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.1% were married couples living together, 35.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.6% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.99 and the average family size was 4.30.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 42.2% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 14.4% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 79.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $16,645, and the median income for a family was $15,227. Males had a median income of $37,857 versus $7,386 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $7,090. About 46.3% of families and 46.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 77.5% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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