Statewide Claims to Fame

Sanford is 5th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Sanford is 10th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Foreign born residents

Sanford is 18th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Sanford is 18th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Residents younger than 5

Sanford is 20th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Two or More

Sanford, North Carolina Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Sanford Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 29,064 30th 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 26.8 24th 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,048.8 99th 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Sanford Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 8.5% 18th 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 28.0% 27th 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 11.7% 93rd 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Sanford Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 76.6% 121st 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 22.2% 84th 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Sanford Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 55.2% 108th 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 27.6% 48th 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.8% 18th 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.1% 99th 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 71st 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.8% 20th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 25.6% 5th 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 44.2% 126th 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Sanford Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 51.5% 97th 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 16.1% 10th 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Sanford Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 11,411 32nd 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 27.6% 39th 17.0% 25.9%
Households 9,792 35th 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 55.4% 92nd 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $136,000 91st $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.7 27th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Sanford Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $20,014 111th $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $41,096 82nd $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 22.3% 36th 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Sanford Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,932 45th 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $582,952 35th $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $20,437 61st $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $61,202 43rd $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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