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.

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 town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sanford who work in office and administrative support (13.37%), sales jobs (10.21%), and food service (8.26%).

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Sanford is worth considering.

The education level of Sanford citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.40% of adults in Sanford have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Sanford in 2010 was $23,725, which is middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,900 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 Spanish.