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Population (year 2000): 20,806. Estimated population in July 2005: 21,734 (+4.5% change)
Males: 10,051 (48.3%), Females: 10,755 (51.7%)

Median resident age: 36.6 years
Median household income: $34,668 (year 2000)
Median house value: $91,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Sanford:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Other Asian (1.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: French (19.9%), English (17.5%), French Canadian (16.9%), Irish (13.1%), United States (7.8%), German (4.8%).

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Elevation: 304 feet

Land area: 5.1 square miles

Sanford,

For population 25 years and over in Sanford

  • High school or higher: 77.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sanford town

  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 52.2%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

3.9% Foreign born (1.8% North America, 1.1% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: ME Portland, (38.0 miles pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (80.3 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (287.2 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: ME (0.0 miles Sanford, ME (2.3 miles Springvale, ME (4.5 miles Alfred, Sanford, ME (5.1 miles South ME (6.2 miles Lebanon, ME (7.7 miles Waterboro, ME (8.7 miles Shapleigh, Berwick, ME (9.8 miles North


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 32 buildings, average cost: $74,200
  • 1997: 21 buildings, average cost: $78,400
  • 1998: 34 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 1999: 53 buildings, average cost: $110,400
  • 2000: 68 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 2001: 82 buildings, average cost: $94,200
  • 2002: 86 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 2003: 75 buildings, average cost: $149,400
  • 2004: 75 buildings, average cost: $167,000
  • 2005: 75 buildings, average cost: $198,800

Latitude: 43.44 N, Longitude: 70.77 W

Area code: 207

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (27.1%), Educational,health and social services (18.6%), Retail trade (13.1%).


 

Crime in Sanford by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.8 0.0
Rapes 3 3 7 17 20
    per 100,000 14.4 14.4 33.6 81.7 96.1
Robberies 12 7 4 12 12
    per 100,000 57.7 33.6 19.2 57.7 57.7
Assaults 10 7 12 12 9
    per 100,000 48.1 33.6 57.7 57.7 43.3
Burglaries 86 94 59 88 117
    per 100,000 413.3 451.8 283.6 423.0 562.3
Thefts 542 465 423 453 505
    per 100,000 2605.0 2234.9 2033.1 2177.3 2427.2
Auto thefts 26 33 22 27 23
    per 100,000 125.0 158.6 105.7 129.8 110.5
175.8 156.3 140.4 193.4 209.7


Average climate in Sanford, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sanford,

Sanford-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Maine state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/10/1966, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.8 miles away from the Sanford city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 35.2 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Sanford:
  • HENRIETTA D GOODALL HOSPITAL (25 JUNE ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Sanford:
  • FRISBIE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; ROCHESTER, NH)
  • WENTWORTH-DOUGLASS HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; DOVER, NH)
  • YORK HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; YORK, ME)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sanford:
  • PEASE INTERNATIONAL TRADEPORT (about 26 miles; PORTSMOUTH, NH; ID: PSM)
  • PORTLAND INTL JETPORT (about 36 miles; PORTLAND, ME; ID: PWM)
  • MANCHESTER (about 58 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sanford:
  • SANFORD REGIONAL (about 7 miles; SANFORD, ME; ID: SFM)
  • SKYHAVEN (about 15 miles; ROCHESTER, NH; ID: DAW)
  • LITTLEBROOK AIR PARK (about 22 miles; ELIOT, ME; ID: 3B4)

Amtrak stations near Sanford:
  • 15 miles: WELLS (696 SANFORD ST.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 19 miles: DOVER (33 CHESTNUT ST.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.

Colleges/Universities in Sanford:
  • PIERRES SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 89; Location: 913 Main Street; Private, for-profit)
  • AIR TECH INC (Location: ACCESS RD SANFORD AIRPORT; Private, not-for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sanford:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND-UNIVERSITY CAMPUS (about 22 miles; BIDDEFORD, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE-MAIN CAMPUS (about 26 miles; DURHAM, NH; FT enrollment: 12,586)
  • SAINT JOSEPHS COLLEGE (about 27 miles; STANDISH, ME; FT enrollment: 2,376)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE (about 38 miles; PORTLAND, ME; FT enrollment: 7,381)
  • NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 50 miles; HAVERHILL, MA; FT enrollment: 3,388)
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE (about 54 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; FT enrollment: 3,251)
  • MERRIMACK COLLEGE (about 57 miles; NORTH ANDOVER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,384)
Public high schools in Sanford:
  • SANFORD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,267; Location: 52 SANFORD HIGH SCHOOL BLVD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SANFORD REGIONAL VOCATIONAL CTR (Location: 52 SANFORD HIGH SCHOOL BLVD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Sanford:
  • SANFORD JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 670; Location: 708 MAIN STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • CARL J LAMB SCHOOL (Students: 615; Location: 233 SHAWS RIDGE ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • WILLARD SCHOOL (Students: 530; Location: 668 MAIN STREET; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • MARGARET CHASE SMITH SCHOOL (Students: 366; Location: 248 TWOMBLY ROAD; Grades: KG - 03)
  • LAFAYETTE SCHOOL (Students: 138; Location: 69 BROOK STREET; Grades: 01 - 03)
  • EMERSON SCHOOL (Students: 132; Location: 975 MAIN STREET; Grades: 01 - 04)
Private primary/middle schools in Sanford:
  • ST THOMAS CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL (Students: 263; Location: 69 NORTH AVE; Grades: KG - 6)
  • WABAN PROJECTS INC CHILD DEVEL (Students: 56; Location: RR1 BOX 2405; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Sanford:
  • SANFORD - GOODALL MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $446,380; Location: 952 MAIN STREET; 73,555 books; 822 audio materials; 97 video materials; 141 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Sanford: Louis B Goodall Memorial Library (A), Sanford Town Hall (B).

Shopping Center: Mid-Town Mall Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Sanford include: First Church of Christ Scientist (A), North Parish Congregational Church (B), Saint Ignatius Church (C), Saint Georges Church (D), Unitarian Church (E), First Baptist Church (F).

Cemeteries: Oakdale Cemetery (1), Saint Ignatius Cemetery (2).

Lakes and reservoirs: Number One Pond (A), Number 1 Pond (B).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Goodall Brook (A).

Parks in Sanford include: Carpentier Park (1), Goodall Park (2), Gowen Park (3), Benton Playground (4), Downtown Center Park (5).


Sanford compared to Maine state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Sanford:
  • WPHX (1220 AM; 1 kW; SANFORD, ME; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING L.L.C.)
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTSN (1270 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, NH; Owner: GARRISON CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZAN (970 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sanford:
  • WPHX-FM (92.1 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WSEW (88.5 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: WORD RADIO EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUBB (95.3 FM; YORK CENTER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOKQ (97.5 FM; DOVER, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEX (106.5 FM; FARMINGTON, NH; Owner: WIMMEX, LLC)
  • WQSO (96.7 FM; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSHK (105.3 FM; KITTERY, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBYY (98.7 FM; SOMERSWORTH, NH; Owner: GARRISON CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLKZ (104.9 FM; WOLFEBORO, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCYY (94.3 FM; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHEB (100.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRED (95.9 FM; SACO, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WQEZ (104.7 FM; KENNEBUNKPORT, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WBQQ (99.3 FM; KENNEBUNK, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Sanford:
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • WCSH (Channel 6; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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