Latest Data (2018)
Population 29,917
Nationwide Rank 1277

Quick Facts

Sanford, North Carolina is the 1,277th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Sanford, North Carolina is a city.

Sanford, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2018 Sanford had its largest population ever.

Sanford, North Carolina is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 70% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Sanford, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1267 Ballwin, Missouri 30,188 -3.5%
1268 Fitchburg, Wisconsin 30,170 46.3%
1269 Elizabethtown, Kentucky 30,157 33.3%
1270 New Bern, North Carolina 30,113 29.4%
1271 Crown Point, Indiana 30,059 51.4%
1272 Madison Heights, Michigan 30,039 -3.2%
1273 Santa Paula, California 30,011 4.3%
1274 Walnut, California 30,006 -0.2%
1275 Texarkana, Arkansas 29,972 7.6%
1276 Morristown, Tennessee 29,926 12.9%
1277 Sanford, North Carolina 29,917 27.5%
1278 Greenville, Mississippi 29,898 -27.7%
1279 Westfield, New Jersey 29,881 0.7%
1280 Rahway, New Jersey 29,880 12.6%
1281 Lawrenceville, Georgia 29,795 29.5%
1282 North Chicago, Illinois 29,770 -17.2%
1283 Cornelius, North Carolina 29,748 109.9%
1284 Suisun City, California 29,713 13.0%
1285 Seguin, Texas 29,700 25.0%
1286 Chamblee, Georgia 29,691 211.4%
1287 Parkersburg, West Virginia 29,675 -10.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
671 Huntersville 57,098 118.3%
712 Rocky Mount 54,242 -7.7%
724 Apex 53,852 153.6%
726 Burlington 53,748 17.0%
779 Kannapolis 49,761 33.0%
786 Wilson 49,329 9.4%
879 Wake Forest 44,046 236.8%
946 Hickory 40,925 8.5%
984 Indian Trail 39,619 190.8%
1008 Mooresville 38,431 97.1%
1052 Holly Springs 36,749 263.0%
1101 Monroe 35,311 28.9%
1125 Goldsboro 34,234 -14.7%
1143 Salisbury 33,834 10.6%
1179 Matthews 32,635 41.3%
1252 Garner 30,502 61.9%
1270 New Bern 30,113 29.4%
1277 Sanford 29,917 27.5%
1283 Cornelius 29,748 109.9%
1304 Fuquay-Varina 29,200 256.1%
1372 Morrisville 27,453 393.0%
1388 Mint Hill 27,169 57.2%
1400 Statesville 27,042 14.9%
1421 Thomasville 26,635 8.6%
1461 Asheboro 25,844 16.3%
1529 Kernersville 24,767 31.3%
1648 Clayton 22,850 165.8%
1687 Leland 22,070 435.2%
1740 Carrboro 21,314 20.3%
1771 Lumberton 20,840 -1.3%
1790 Clemmons 20,563 29.9%
1812 Havelock 20,232 -9.9%
1824 Kinston 20,083 -15.6%
1832 Shelby 20,038 -3.8%
1867 Boone 19,562 44.5%
1914 Lexington 18,917 -5.0%
1991 Lenoir 17,938 -1.0%
2038 Elizabeth City 17,558 1.8%
2049 Knightdale 17,423 176.0%
2121 Morganton 16,555 -4.9%
2149 Pinehurst 16,320 66.3%
2167 Waxhaw 16,181 424.6%
2169 Mount Holly 16,135 66.7%
2175 Albemarle 16,106 0.5%
2176 Harrisburg 16,075 242.3%
2199 Stallings 15,892 120.5%
2208 Hope Mills 15,800 29.6%
2228 Mebane 15,589 104.0%
2275 Graham 15,086 14.0%
2281 Laurinburg 15,033 -5.8%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 29,917 1,277
2017 29,313 1,293
2016 29,128 1,285
2015 29,144 1,282
2014 29,116 1,273
2013 29,470 1,248
2012 29,064 1,257
2011 28,526 1,268
2010 28,094 1,272
2009 29,922 1,175
2008 29,190 1,192
2007 28,524 1,205
2006 27,678 1,229
2005 26,648 1,262
2004 25,983 1,280
2003 25,208 1,306
2002 24,466 1,338
2001 24,233 1,328
2000 23,455 1,354
1990 18,874 1,451