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Population in 2012: 876 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.2%
 

Males: 404  (46.1%)
Females: 472  (53.9%)

Median resident age:  31.2 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 81151.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,106 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Sanford:

$47,106
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,724

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $99,991 (it was $47,400 in 2000)
Sanford:

$99,991
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $95,855; Detached houses: $106,595; Townhouses or other attached units: $85,444; Mobile homes: $68,993

Median gross rent in 2012: $575.

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  • White alone - 525 (59.7%)
  • Hispanic - 342 (38.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sanford: 90.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: English (14.0%), German (11.2%), Irish (10.6%), Danish (8.0%), United States (4.8%), Dutch (3.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 4/9/1907

Elevation: 7603 feet

Land area: 1.41 square miles.

Population density: 622 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Sanford:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sanford town:

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 62.7%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.3%
Colorado:  9.8%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Sanford, Colorado as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sanford to the number of sex offenders is 438 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $609 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $441 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (98.9 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (126.4 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (433.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: La Jara, CO (1.9 miles ), Manassa, CO (2.5 miles ), Romeo, CO (2.7 miles ), Capulin, CO (3.4 miles) , Conejos, CO (3.7 miles) , Antonito, CO (3.7 miles ), Alamosa, CO (3.8 miles ), Alamosa East, CO (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 37.26 N, Longitude: 105.90 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 719

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.5%
Colorado:

6.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +60 (+7.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Sanford-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 22% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 66.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 57.0 miles away from Sanford center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/1/2004 at 06:50:47, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.3 miles away from Sanford center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.1 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 Conejos County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Sanford:

  • HOSPICE DEL VALLE, INC. (Hospital, about 4 miles away; ALAMOSA, CO)
  • SAN LUIS VALLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 15 miles away; ALAMOSA, CO)
  • AT HOME HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; ALAMOSA, CO)

Political contributions by individuals in Sanford, CO

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sanford:

  • Adams State College (about 15 miles; Alamosa, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,076)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 98 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 2,683)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 103 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 4,083)
  • Western State College of Colorado (about 106 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 109 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 121 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 5,185)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 122 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,197)

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Public elementary/middle school in Sanford:

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Notable location: Northeast Conejos County Fire District Sanford Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Sanford: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter - day Saints (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Conejos County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 21.1. This is significantly better than average.
City:

21.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 22.8. This is about average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
City:

22.8
U.S.:

22.1


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.5%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 9.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 14.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.9 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  78.0%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.3%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sanford, CO

Sanford compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sanford travel time to work - commute


Sanford mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.15%
Here67.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents53.4%40.7%2.2%1.7%1.9%
Congregations41.7%33.3%4.2%8.3%12.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Conejos County:

4.97 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Conejos County:

3.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

3.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.2%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Conejos County:

16.6%
Colorado:

18.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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 1$1,105
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,125$25,5000$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,295$27,5400$0
Totals for Government 2$4,420$26,5201$1,105


5.40% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,550 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
Colorado average:

10.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Alamosa County, CO  0.99% ($33,292 average AGI)
from Rio Grande County, CO  0.54% ($28,769)
from Denver County, CO  0.45% ($22,545)


7.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,819 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.58%
Colorado average:

10.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Alamosa County, CO  2.38% ($24,847 average AGI)
to Pueblo County, CO  0.52% ($31,538)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sanford:

  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGIW (1450 AM; 1 kW; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KSLV (1240 AM; 1 kW; MONTE VISTA, CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sanford:

  • K244DO (96.7 FM; ALAMOSA, ETC., CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KRZA (88.7 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: EQUAL REPRESENTATION/MEDIA ADVOCACY)
  • KTAO (101.9 FM; TAOS, NM; Owner: TAOS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KKIT (99.1 FM; ANGEL FIRE, NM; Owner: DMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K216CT (91.1 FM; EAGLE NEST, NM; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • K278AE (103.5 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: FRANK A. SHULTZ, III)
  • KALQ-FM (93.5 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KASF (90.9 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: ADAMS STATE COLLEGE)

Sanford fatal accident list:

Jun 2, 1982 06:25 PM, 1st St E, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 2500' E Of Hwy. 136 & 600' S Of Sanford Ditch (Lat: 37.266417 Lon: -105.897000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 39.6 m, Overall height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: KNKR288
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/02/2010, Expiration Date: 02/23/2020, Certifier: Alan Wehe
    Registrant: Hill & Welch, 1025 Connecticut Ave., Nw #1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 857-1470, Fax: (301) 622-2864, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • ALAN WEHE, 2500' E Of Hwy. 136 & 600' S Of Sanford Ditch (Lat: 37.266417 Lon: -105.897000), Type: 45.7, Overall height: 39.6 m
    Registrant: 2027750070, Welchlaw@earthlink.Net, 1330 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE., NW #113
  • ALAN WEHE, 2500' E Of Hwy. 136 & 600' S Of Sanford Ditch (Lat: 37.266417 Lon: -105.897000), Type: 45.7, Overall height: 39.6 m
    Registrant: 2027750070, Welchlaw@earthlink.Net, 1330 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE., NW #113
  • Michael J Umano, 19012 County Road 19 (Lat: 37.273194 Lon: -105.905861), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 7813191011, Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com
  • Michael J Umano, 19012 County Road 19 (Lat: 37.273194 Lon: -105.905861), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 7813191011, Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Sanford, 19012 County Road 19 (Lat: 37.273194 Lon: -105.905861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQPF408
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6093.45 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/01/2012, Expiration Date: 05/01/2022, Certifier: Thomas W Burnett
    Registrant: Ne Colorado Cellular, Inc., 1224 West Platte Avenue, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, Phone: (970) 542-3667, Fax: (970) 867-3589, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N6TZT, Licensee ID: L01478656
    Grant Date: 04/02/2009, Expiration Date: 04/02/2019
    Registrant: Larry G Hatfield, 745 Sixth St, Sanford, CO 81151

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 178MC , Serial Number: 327340178, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 12/16/1997
    Registrant (Corporation): Willett Cattle Co, 20789 County Road 28, Sanford, CO 81151
  • Aircraft: PAYNE WILLIAM HIGHLANDER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 308TP , Serial Number: JAESC0150, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 04/14/2008
    Registrant (Corporation): Willett Cattle Co, 20785 County Road 28, Sanford, CO 81151
  • Aircraft: CESSNA TU206B (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 132 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GTSIO-520-C (340 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3441L , Serial Number: U206-0741, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 12/09/1966
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Dennis Q Mortenson, Po Box 22, Sanford, CO 81151, Other Owners: Alden Derek Mortensen
  • Aircraft: HARMENING HIGH FLYER EXECUTIVE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: HIRTH 3203 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 4309M , Serial Number: 006034, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 11/17/2006
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Michael J Willett, 20785 County Road 28, Sanford, CO 81151, Other Owners: Toby Willett
  • Aircraft: SIX CHUTER INC SPIRIT XL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 51543 , Serial Number: 2866, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 08/18/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Ray Thomas Stewart, 27494 County Road Z, Sanford, CO 81151



Most common first names in Sanford, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John770.4 years
Mary783.0 years
Jose677.8 years
James665.0 years
Joe580.2 years
Maria584.0 years
Albert471.2 years
Juan474.5 years
Lois489.5 years
William382.3 years
Most common last names in Sanford, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez1279.0 years
Crowther1279.6 years
Salazar1182.2 years
Reed984.5 years
Reynolds982.9 years
Espinoza766.8 years
Morgan789.0 years
Mortensen681.7 years
Lucero575.4 years
Canty566.8 years

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  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between morning and afternoon humidity"
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  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between daily high and daily low temperatures"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science technicians"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
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  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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