Sanford is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 61,051 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Sanford is the 53rd largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sanford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (15.51%), sales jobs (8.82%), and management occupations (8.13%).
Also of interest is that Sanford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The percentage of people in Sanford who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.37% of adults in Sanford have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Sanford in 2018 was $26,014, which is lower middle income relative to Florida, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,056 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 26.98% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sanford include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Jamaican.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Sanford's cultural character, accounting for 15.71% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Sanford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.