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Population (year 2000): 23,220. Estimated population in July 2005: 26,710 (+15.0% change)
Males: 11,464 (49.4%), Females: 11,756 (50.6%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 33.1 years
Median household income: $34,804 (year 2000)
Median house value: $88,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Sanford:

  • White Non-Hispanic (49.6%)
  • Black (29.2%)
  • Hispanic (19.0%)
  • Other race (11.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (12.4%), English (7.6%), German (5.6%), Irish (4.4%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%), Scottish (3.1%).North Carolina

Elevation: 350 feet

Land area: 24.1 square miles

Sanford,

For population 25 years and over in Sanford

  • High school or higher: 72.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sanford city

  • Never married: 28.9%
  • Now married: 50.7%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

15.7% Foreign born (14.2% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +4,257 (+22.4%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Cary, (33.2 miles pop. 94,536).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Raleigh, (43.5 miles pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (417.7 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: NC (8.5 miles Broadway, Cameron, NC (11.7 miles) , NC (13.3 miles Goldston, NC (16.8 miles Vass, NC Pittsboro, (16.9 miles NC (18.9 miles Carthage, Pines, NC Whispering (20.3 miles AFB, NC (23.2 miles Pope


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 81 buildings, average cost: $91,500
  • 1998: 92 buildings, average cost: $94,500
  • 1999: 102 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2000: 121 buildings, average cost: $92,900
  • 2001: 122 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 2002: 122 buildings, average cost: $97,000
  • 2003: 183 buildings, average cost: $94,800
  • 2004: 210 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2005: 244 buildings, average cost: $124,000

Latitude: 35.48 N, Longitude: 79.18 W

Area code: 919


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (35.0%), Educational,health and social services (17.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,398 (+40.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,044 (57.7%)


 

Crime in Sanford by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 5 1 5 4 2
    per 100,000 21.5 4.3 21.5 17.2 8.6
Rapes 12 11 10 14 10
    per 100,000 51.7 47.4 43.1 60.3 43.1
Robberies 63 67 88 91 67
    per 100,000 271.3 288.5 379.0 391.9 288.5
Assaults 99 83 104 88 101
    per 100,000 426.4 357.5 447.9 379.0 435.0
Burglaries 547 528 514 535 542
    per 100,000 2355.7 2273.9 2213.6 2304.0 2334.2
Thefts 1,672 1,802 1,765 1,651 1,297
    per 100,000 7200.7 7760.6 7601.2 7110.2 5585.7
Auto thefts 120 99 122 95 120
    per 100,000 516.8 426.4 525.4 409.1 516.8
703.1 685.0 743.1 713.1 627.6

Average climate in Sanford, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sanford,

Sanford-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 14% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 40.0 miles away from the Sanford city center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category 4 tornado 42.9 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 395 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Jason Thompson - College basketball player (Old Dominion Monarchs).

Main business address for: PANTRY INC (RETAIL-AUTO DEALERS & GASOLINE STATIONS).


Hospital/medical center in Sanford:
  • CENTRAL CAROLINA HOSPITAL (1135 CARTHAGE ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Sanford:
  • CHATHAM HOSPITAL INC (about 26 miles; SILER CITY, NC)
  • FIRSTHEALTH MOORE REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; PINEHURST, NC)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA HOSPITAL (about 32 miles; CHAPEL HILL, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sanford:
  • MOORE COUNTY (about 23 miles; PINEHURST/SOUTHERN PINES, NC; ID: SOP)
  • POPE AFB (about 25 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; ID: POB)
  • RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL (about 39 miles; RALEIGH/DURHAM, NC; ID: RDU)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sanford:
  • SANFORD-LEE COUNTY RGNL (about 10 miles; SANFORD, NC; ID: TTA)
  • SILER CITY MUNICIPAL (about 28 miles; SILER CITY, NC; ID: 5W8)
  • HARNETT COUNTY (about 32 miles; ERWIN, NC; ID: HRJ)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 47 $148,962 $38,032 0 $0
Sewerage 25 $65,552 $31,464 0 $0
Financial Administration 15 $47,915 $38,332 0 $0
Other Government Administration 15 $44,375 $35,500 9 $8,021
Police Protection - Officers 75 $242,909 $38,865 0 $0
Police - Other 16 $43,636 $32,727 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 5 $13,556 $32,534 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 13 $42,349 $39,091 0 $0
Water Supply 39 $114,001 $35,077 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 29 $81,559 $33,748 4 $3,910
Judicial and Legal 2 $8,752 $52,512 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 15 $35,309 $28,247 0 $0
Streets and Highways 17 $39,929 $28,185 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,575 $30,900 0 $0
Totals for Government 314 $931,381 $35,594 13 $11,931
College/University in Sanford:
  • CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,400; Location: 1105 KELLY DR; Public; Website: www.ccarolina.cc.nc.us)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Sanford:
  • CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY INC (about 31 miles; BUIES CREEK, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,286)
  • FAYETTEVILLE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 4,815)
  • NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY (about 38 miles; DURHAM, NC; FT enrollment: 4,487)
  • FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 38 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 3,506)
  • WAKE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 40 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 4,754)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL (about 40 miles; CHAPEL HILL, NC; FT enrollment: 22,324)
  • MEREDITH COLLEGE (about 40 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 2,173)
Public high school in Sanford:
  • LEE COUNTY HIGH (Students: 2,522; Location: 1708 NASH STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Sanford:
  • LEE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 374; Location: 3220 KELLER ANDREWS ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 319; Location: 2601 JEFFERSON DAVIS HWY; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Sanford:
  • EAST LEE MIDDLE (Students: 1,090; Location: 1337 BROADWAY RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WEST LEE MIDDLE (Students: 1,071; Location: 3301 WICKER ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HIGHLAND ELEMENTARY (Students: 750; Location: 1915 BUFFALO LAKE ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • TRAMWAY ELEMENTARY (Students: 691; Location: 360 CENTER CHURCH ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • J GLENN EDWARDS ELEMENTARY (Students: 629; Location: 3115 CEMETERY RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • GREENWOOD ELEMENTARY (Students: 615; Location: 1127 GREENWOOD RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BENJAMIN T BULLOCK ELEM (Students: 605; Location: 1410 MCNEILL ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • J R INGRAM JR ELEMENTARY (Students: 574; Location: 3309 WICKER ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • DEEP RIVER ELEMENTARY (Students: 523; Location: 4000 DEEP RIVER RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FLOYD L KNIGHT CHILDREN CTR (Students: 103; Location: 607 W MCINTOSH ST; Grades: UG - UG)
Private primary/middle schools in Sanford:
  • MARANATHA BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 37; Location: 3110 CAMERON DRIVE; Grades: PK - 11)
  • THE MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF SANFO (Students: 14; Location: P.O. BOX 1471; Grades: KG - 3)
Library in Sanford:
  • LEE COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $718,476; Location: 107 HAWKINS AVENUE; 124,812 books; 3,497 audio materials; 4,028 video materials; 159 serial subscriptions)
 

Sanford compared to North Carolina state average:

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Sanford:
  • WXKL (1290 AM; 1 kW; SANFORD, NC; Owner: WGSE INCORPORATED)
  • WWGP (1050 AM; 1 kW; SANFORD, NC; Owner: WWGP BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WEEB (990 AM; 10 kW; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: PINEHURST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRBZ (850 AM; 10 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: ALCHEMY COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP #1)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLLN (1370 AM; 5 kW; LILLINGTON, NC; Owner: ESTUARDO VALDEMAR RODRIGUEZ)
  • WRTP (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCKB (780 AM; 7 kW; DUNN, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WCRY (1460 AM; 5 kW; FUQUAY-VARINA, NC)
  • WDNC (620 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC)
Strongest FM radio stations in Sanford:
  • W204AV (88.7 FM; SANFORD, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WFJA (105.5 FM; SANFORD, NC; Owner: WWGP BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDCC (90.5 FM; SANFORD, NC; Owner: CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WRSN (93.9 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUNC (91.5 FM; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WDCG (105.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • WKXU (101.1 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WQSM (98.1 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBBB (96.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WMAG (99.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNNL (103.9 FM; FUQUAY-VARINA, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
TV broadcast stations around Sanford:
  • W46BF (Channel 46; SANFORD, NC; Owner: SAN-LEE COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • W67CD (Channel 67; SANFORD, NC; Owner: CENTRAL CAROLINA B/CING. CORP., INC.)
  • WUNC-TV (Channel 4; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WACN-LP (Channel 34; APEX, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • W66DF (Channel 66; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYBE-CA (Channel 44; PINEHURST, NC; Owner: MULTIMEDIA NETWORK OF NC, INC)

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