Sanford, FL
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Sanford is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 58,111 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Sanford is the 53rd largest community in Florida.

Sanford is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Sanford is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sanford who work in office and administrative support (14.55%), sales jobs (12.69%), and management occupations (9.90%).

Of important note, Sanford is also a city of artists. Sanford has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Sanford’s character.

The population of Sanford overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Sanford, 21.77% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Sanford in 2010 was $18,298, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,192 for a family of four. However, Sanford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sanford is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sanford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sanford residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Sanford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.59% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sanford include Irish, English, European, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Sanford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.