Sanford, NC

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Living in Sanford

Sanford is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 30,085 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Sanford is the 30th largest community in North Carolina.

Sanford is a blue-collar town, with 35.19% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Sanford is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sanford who work in sales jobs (11.35%), office and administrative support (10.17%), and management occupations (6.90%).

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.

The population of Sanford overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Sanford, 22.26% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Sanford in 2018 was $22,981, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,924 for a family of four. However, Sanford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sanford is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American. Sanford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.21% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sanford include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

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