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The City of Sanford had a population of 21,158 as of July 1, 2021. 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 43.4392 and longitude -70.7742 in York County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sanford 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 308 feet.
The City of Sanford 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.
|Total Population||21,158 (100%)|
|Population in Households||20,753 (98.1%)|
|Population in Families||15,668 (74.1%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||405 ( 1.9%)|
|Median Household Income||$51,938|
|Average Household Income||$65,382|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||17%|
|Per Capita Income||$27,275|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||9,795 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||5,484 (56.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||3,319 (33.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||992 (10.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$204,290|
|Average Home Value||$249,462|
|Housing Affordability Index3||120|
|Average Household Size||2.36|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.28%|
|Per Capita Income||2.03%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.81%|
The table below compares Sanford to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 7||95th|
|Population Density||# 71||46th|
|Median Household Income||# 61||54th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 37||28th|
|Per Capita Income||# 70||47th|
|Diversity Index||# 20||85th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maine Census Data Comparison Tool.