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Sanford, NC
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Sanford profile

Living in Sanford

Sanford is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 31,224 people and 18 associated neighborhoods, Sanford is the 34th largest community in North Carolina.

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 city of Sanford is a decent size, but despite this, it doesn't have a viable public transit system that people can use to get to work.

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. 20.85% of adults 25 and older in Sanford have a college degree.

The per capita income in Sanford in 2018 was $26,884, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,536 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 30.10% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sanford include English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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