Sanford, ME Profile: Facts & Data


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Sanford, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Sanford had a population of 21,053 as of July 1, 2018. Sanford ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sanford is located at latitude 43.4241 and longitude -70.7579 in York County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sanford (see map below) encompass a land area of 47.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.97 sq. miles. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 302 feet.

The City of Sanford (GNIS ID: 582712) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The City of Sanford is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of York County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sanford: Phillipstown.

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Sanford, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 21,053
Population in Households 20,686
Population in Familes 15,814
Population in Group Qrtrs 367
Population Density2 441
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $48,612
Average Household Income $60,028
Per Capita Income $24,789


Total Housing Units 9,610 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,486 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,106 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,018 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $190,300
Average Home Value $209,424


Total Households 8,592
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 5,372
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.15% 0.26%
Households 0.13% 0.27%
Families -0.1% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   3.14%

Sanford, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sanford to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 7 95th
Population Density # 73 45th
Diversity Index # 23 84th
Median Household Income # 60 55th
Per Capita Income # 79 40th

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