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 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%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Sanford has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Sanford has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Sanford than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Sanford may be for you.

The citizens of Sanford are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.40% of adults in Sanford having a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.