Sanford, New York

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Population in 2010: 2,407. Population change since 2000: -2.8%
 
Males: 1,210  (50.3%)
Females: 1,197  (49.7%)
Median resident age:  45.2 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 13754.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,570 (it was $33,309 in 2000)
Sanford:

$42,570
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,234 (it was $17,083 in 2000)

Sanford town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $104,286 (it was $70,800 in 2000)
Sanford:

$104,286
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $123,372; Detached houses: $130,542; Townhouses or other attached units: $77,303; In 2-unit structures: $171,882; Mobile homes: $64,739
Sanford races chart
  • White alone - 2,333 (96.9%)
  • Hispanic - 38 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 12 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.1%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.08%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sanford: 157.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (21.2%), English (16.6%), Irish (15.7%), Italian (12.6%), United States (12.0%), Dutch (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 90.1 square miles.

Population density: 27 people per square mile   (very low).

Sanford,NY real estate house value index trend

Sanford, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Sanford:

  • High school or higher: 80.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sanford town:

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 59.4%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

55 residents are foreign born (1.8% Europe, 0.4% North America).

This town:  2.2%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Sanford town:  1.8% ($1,286)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)
Sanford satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Union, NY (27.9 miles , pop. 56,298).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (114.8 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (119.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Deposit, NY (1.8 miles ), Windsor, NY (2.9 miles ), Lanesboro borough, PA (3.1 miles ), Afton, NY (3.2 miles ), Colesville, NY (3.4 miles ), Susquehanna Depot borough, PA (3.4 miles ), Tompkins, NY (3.5 miles ), Masonville, NY (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $95,800
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $117,400
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $67,100
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $95,200
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $93,200
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $83,400
  • 2005: 15 buildings, average cost: $97,800
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $187,000
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $145,200
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $161,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.08 N, Longitude: 75.48 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 607

Sanford household income distribution Sanford home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Printing and related support activities (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Data processing, libraries, and other information services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (3%)
  • Utilities (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Customer service representatives (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Sanford, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sanford-area historical tornado activity is near New York state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 24.6 miles away from the Sanford town center injured 12 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 36.6 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused $800,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sanford-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 141.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 188.6 miles away from Sanford center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 124.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 256.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 55.9 miles away from Sanford center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 220.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Broome County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Heavy Rains: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sanford topographic map

Birthplace of: Bert Lord - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Sanford:

  • BARNES-KASSON COUNTY HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SUSQUEHANNA, PA)
  • BARNES KASSON CNTY HOSP HHS (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; SUSQUEHANNA, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sanford:

  • SUNY Broome Community College (about 23 miles; Binghamton, NY; Full-time enrollment: 4,969)
  • SUNY at Binghamton (about 26 miles; Vestal, NY; FT enrollment: 15,096)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Delhi (about 32 miles; Delhi, NY; FT enrollment: 2,911)
  • SUNY Oneonta (about 35 miles; Oneonta, NY; FT enrollment: 6,081)
  • Marywood University (about 46 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,959)
  • University of Scranton (about 48 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 5,488)
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College (about 51 miles; Dryden, NY; FT enrollment: 3,884)

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Notable locations in Sanford: Kellystone Park (A), Initial Monument (B), Camp Amahami (C), Baxters Tree Farm And Nursery (D), Scotts Golf Course (E), State Theatre (F), Deposit Village Hall (G), Deposit Free Library (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sanford include: First Presbyterian Church (A), First United Methodist Church (B), Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (C), Gulf Summit Church (D), North Sanford United Methodist Church (E), McClure United Methodist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Josephs Cemetery (1), Lord Road Cemetery (2), Danville Cemetery (3), McClure Cemetery (4), Sanford Cemetery (5), Loomis Hill Cemetery (6), Arctic Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Laurel Lake (A), Marsh Pond (B), Oquaga Lake (C), Page Pond (D), Palmers Pond (E), Stilson Pond (F), Summit Lake (G), Beaver Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Butler Brook (A), Fly Creek (B), Page Pond Brook (C), Bone Creek (D), Dry Brook (E), Tarbell Brook (F), Sherman Creek (G), Oquaga Creek (H), Marsh Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Broome County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 58.7. This is better than average.

City:

58.7
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 11.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.7
U.S.:

9.1
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.5%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.4%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

15.6%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

7.8%
Whole state:

7.4%

Sanford compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (35%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (35%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.92%
Here: 55.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents59.2%15.0%3.3%3.1%2.7%
Congregations17.3%22.4%8.7%5.1%3.1%
NameAssemblies of GodJewishAmerican Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents2.2%2.1%1.7%1.4%9.2%
Congregations2.0%1.5%1.0%7.1%31.6%
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: 32
Broome County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Broome County:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 81
Broome County:

4.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 159
Here:

8.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Broome County:

27.0%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.7%
State:

15.6%

3.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,032 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.45%
New York average:

5.06%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($329 average AGI)
Broome County:

0.03%
New York average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Tioga County, NY  0.43% ($33,632 average AGI)
from Chenango County, NY  0.21% ($30,268)
from Susquehanna County, PA  0.13% ($31,117)


4.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,753 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
New York average:

5.46%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($298 average AGI)
Broome County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tioga County, NY  0.41% ($38,602 average AGI)
to Chenango County, NY  0.18% ($31,867)
to Onondaga County, NY  0.16% ($31,529)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sanford:

  • WINR (680 AM; 5 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WNBF (1290 AM; 9 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDLA (1270 AM; 5 kW; WALTON, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WYOS (1360 AM; 5 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WENE (1430 AM; 5 kW; ENDICOTT, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sanford:

  • WIYN (94.7 FM; DEPOSIT, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WIFF (90.1 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WCDW (100.5 FM; CONKLIN, NY; Owner: EQUINOX BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHWK (98.1 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAAL (99.1 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSKG-FM (89.3 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUB.TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WMXW (103.3 FM; VESTAL, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCDO-FM (100.9 FM; SIDNEY, NY; Owner: CDO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKGB-FM (92.5 FM; CONKLIN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSQX-FM (91.5 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CNCL.)
  • WWYL (104.1 FM; CHENANGO BRIDGE, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBKT (95.3 FM; NORWICH, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC)
  • WDLA-FM (92.1 FM; WALTON, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WPGP (88.3 FM; TAFTON, PA; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WQFN (100.1 FM; FOREST CITY, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • W273AB (102.5 FM; OWEGO, NY; Owner: WEBO RADIO, INC.)
  • WKXZ (93.9 FM; NORWICH, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC)
  • WEZX (106.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WGKR (105.3 FM; GRAND GORGE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WMRV-FM (105.7 FM; ENDICOTT, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sanford:

  • WSKG-TV (Channel 46; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WICZ-TV (Channel 40; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: STAINLESS BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WBNG-TV (Channel 12; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • W26BS (Channel 14; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WIVT (Channel 34; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
  • WBPN-LP (Channel 10; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: STAINLESS BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WBGH-CA (Channel 20; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 31
Total length: 179 meters (587ft)
Total costs: $52,115,000
Total average daily traffic: 77,093
Total average daily truck traffic: 6,676

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 22
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Sanford, NY
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sanford)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
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