Sanford, ME
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Sanford is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 20,836 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Sanford is the seventh largest community in Maine.

Unlike some towns 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 town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sanford who work in office and administrative support (12.38%), sales jobs (10.48%), and food service (8.39%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Sanford has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Sanford a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Sanford is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Sanford, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of Sanford citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.79% of adults 25 and older in Sanford have a college degree.

The per capita income in Sanford in 2010 was $23,546, which is lower middle income relative to Maine, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,184 for a family of four. However, Sanford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Sanford include English, Irish, French Canadian, and German.

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