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 30,261 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Sanford is the 34th largest community in North Carolina.

When you are in Sanford, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.04% of Sanford’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Sanford is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sanford who work in office and administrative support (11.25%), sales jobs (9.78%), and management occupations (8.58%).

The education level of Sanford citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.25% of adults in Sanford have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Sanford in 2018 was $23,371, 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 $93,484 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 27.59% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sanford include German, English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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