Sanford, NC
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Sanford is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 29,144 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Sanford is the 30th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some cities, Sanford isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sanford are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sanford is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sanford who work in office and administrative support (14.44%), sales jobs (10.08%), and management occupations (8.99%).

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, 21.22% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Sanford in 2010 was $19,937, 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 $79,748 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 23.43% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sanford include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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