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Sanford, ME
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Sanford profile


Living in Sanford



Sanford is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 22,266 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Sanford is the eighth largest community in Maine.

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.

It is a fairly quiet city 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 22.18% of adults in Sanford having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sanford in 2018 was $32,648, 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 $130,592 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 Italian and French.