Sanford, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 248 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.8%
 
Males: 120  (48.6%)
Females: 128  (51.4%)
Median resident age:  46.6 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 36420.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $38,498 (it was $20,139 in 2000)
Sanford:

$38,498
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $21,420 (it was $10,558 in 2000)

Sanford town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $176,689 (it was $23,800 in 2000)
Sanford:

$176,689
AL:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $195,246; Detached houses: $225,019; Mobile homes: $36,373

Median gross rent in 2016: $646.

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  • Races in Sanford, AL (2010)

    Sanford races chart
    • 23195.9%White alone
    • 52.1%Two or more races
    • 31.2%Hispanic
    • 10.4%Black alone
    • 10.4%American Indian alone

Races in Sanford detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sanford: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (32.8%), American (15.6%), English (8.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 287 feet

Land area: 4.00 square miles.

Population density: 62 people per square mile   (very low).

Sanford,AL real estate house value index trend

Sanford, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Sanford:

  • High school or higher: 75.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sanford town:

  • Never married: 28.1%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 18.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $361 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $539 (0.3%)

Sanford satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dothan, AL (58.4 miles , pop. 57,737).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (73.7 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (546.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Babbie, AL (2.1 miles ), Andalusia, AL (2.3 miles ), Libertyville, AL (2.4 miles) , Horn Hill, AL (2.4 miles ), Heath, AL (2.5 miles ), Opp, AL (2.9 miles ), Onycha, AL (2.9 miles ), Carolina, AL (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 31.30 N, Longitude: 86.39 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

Sanford household income distribution Sanford home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.7%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +1 (+0.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (31%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (19%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (38%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (40%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (4%)
  • Community and social service occupations (2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2%)

Work and jobs in Sanford: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Sanford, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sanford-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 45% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.9 miles away from the Sanford town center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused $250 million in damages.

On 9/17/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.5 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sanford-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 53.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 349.6 miles away from Sanford center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 154.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 225.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 129.9 miles away from Sanford center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 332.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Covington County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 9, Hurricanes: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 4, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sanford topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sanford:

  • MID-SOUTH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • COMFORT CARE HOSPICE OF ANDALUSIS (Hospital, about 5 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • WIREGRASS HOSPICE ANDALUSIA (Hospital, about 5 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • ANDALUSIA MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • RENAL TREATMENT CENTERS SOUTHEAST LP (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • ANDALUSIA REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • COUNTRYSIDE HOSPICE CARE INC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sanford:

  • Enterprise State Community College (about 33 miles; Enterprise, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,101)
  • Troy University (about 44 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • Northwest Florida State College (about 54 miles; Niceville, FL; FT enrollment: 5,052)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 55 miles; Dothan, AL; FT enrollment: 3,611)
  • The University of West Florida (about 72 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 10,240)
  • Alabama State University (about 74 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 5,457)
  • Pensacola State College (about 75 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 8,740)

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Notable locations in Sanford: Andalusia - Opp Airport Industrial Park (A), South Alabama Regional Airport Fire Department (B), Sanford Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Sanford: Sanford Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Sanford Baptist Church Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Covington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 19.4%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 87.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.7%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  14.1%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
Alabama average:

12.0

Sanford travel time to work - commute Sanford mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sanford town (based on Covington County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,052103
Mainline Protestant2,09313
Black Protestant6776
Catholic2911
Other2733
None14,379-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Covington County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Covington County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Covington County:

7.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

6.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.8%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Covington County:

31.6%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

5.7%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.0%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

35.7%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.9
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

15.7%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sanford:

6.2%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

28.4%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

50.4%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

73.1%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sanford, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$1,105
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,105

Sanford government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($80.65)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($16.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($24.19)

Sanford government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($12.10)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($8.06)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $25,000 ($100.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($12.10)
    All Other: $2,000 ($8.06)

Sanford government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $20,000 ($80.65)

5.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,061 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
Alabama average:

6.02%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Coffee County, AL  0.54% ($34,209 average AGI)
from Okaloosa County, FL  0.28% ($25,800)
from Walton County, FL  0.23% ($32,690)


4.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,302 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.94%
Alabama average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Coffee County, AL  0.50% ($29,661 average AGI)
to Okaloosa County, FL  0.29% ($28,833)
to Crenshaw County, AL  0.24% ($26,069)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sanford:

  • WOPP (1290 AM; 3 kW; OPP, AL; Owner: E. & R BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAMI (860 AM; 1 kW; OPP, AL; Owner: THE OPP BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WQLS (1200 AM; 10 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WEBY (1330 AM; 25 kW; MILTON, FL; Owner: SPINNAKER LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WZEP (1460 AM; 10 kW; DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WALTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJSB (1050 AM; 5 kW; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTBF (970 AM; 5 kW; TROY, AL; Owner: TROY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTKN (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DALEVILLE, AL; Owner: JOSEPH A. ADAMS, SR.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WOOF (560 AM; 5 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sanford:

  • W218AO (91.5 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WAMI-FM (102.3 FM; OPP, AL; Owner: THE OPP BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKMX (106.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: WKMX, INC.)
  • WSTF (91.5 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY CHRISTIAN EDUC. RADIO,INC)
  • WFXX (107.7 FM; GEORGIANA, AL; Owner: JEFFREY K. HAYNES)
  • WTKE (98.1 FM; HOLT, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAAO-FM (103.7 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: COMPANION BROADCASTING SERVICE, LLC)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPGG (93.3 FM; EVERGREEN, AL; Owner: GULF COAST BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WDJR (96.9 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRJM-FM (93.7 FM; GENEVA, AL; Owner: STAGE DOOR DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • WZTZ (101.1 FM; ELBA, AL; Owner: ELBA RADIO COMPANY)
  • WJIF (91.9 FM; OPP, AL; Owner: OPP EDUCATIONAL B/CNG FOUNDATION)
  • WZNS (96.5 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W207BK (89.3 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sanford:

  • W19BV (Channel 19; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W36BQ (Channel 36; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W40BE (Channel 40; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • W49BM (Channel 49; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • W57CC (Channel 57; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W59CQ (Channel 59; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W65CW (Channel 65; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • WDIQ (Channel 2; DOZIER, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WRJM-TV (Channel 67; TROY, AL; Owner: JOSIE PARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSFA (Channel 12; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WCOV-TV (Channel 20; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: WOODS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • Sanford, Alabama
  • Fatal accident count12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents25
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:2
  • Fatalities14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents36
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Alabama average
  • Fatal accident count112
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents176
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons30
  • Fatalities123
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents292
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents11
See more detailed statistics of Sanford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (79%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Utility gas (5%)

Sanford compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
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