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Sanford, ME
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Living in Sanford


Sanford is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 21,982 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Sanford is the eighth 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 city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sanford who work in sales jobs (11.45%), office and administrative support (10.09%), and management occupations (8.87%).

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.

Residents will find that the city 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, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.89% of adults 25 and older in Sanford have a college degree.

The per capita income in Sanford in 2018 was $30,386, which is middle income relative to Maine, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $121,544 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 Irish, English, French, French Canadian, and Italian.

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