Sanford, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 29,313 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +26.2%
Males: 13,753  (46.9%)
Females: 15,560  (53.1%)
Median resident age:

35.2 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 27332.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,612 (it was $34,804 in 2000)
Sanford:

$47,612
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,879 (it was $17,038 in 2000)

Sanford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $146,105 (it was $86,100 in 2000)
Sanford:

$146,105
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $181,258; detached houses: $182,246; townhouses or other attached units: $129,436; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $187,870; mobile homes: $157,549

Median gross rent in 2017: $726.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sanford: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.0%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.9% for Black residents, 25.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.3% for American Indian residents, 15.3% for other race residents, 32.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Sanford, NC (2017)
    • 13,32844.9%White alone
    • 7,77326.2%Black alone
    • 7,54325.4%Hispanic
    • 7602.6%Two or more races
    • 3751.3%Asian alone
    • 460.2%Other race alone
    • 190.06%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 138 registered sex offenders living in Sanford, North Carolina as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sanford is 215 to 1.


Crime rates in Sanford by year

Type

2005

2006

2009

2011

2012

2014

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
6
(25.1)
2
(7.3)
6
(20.0)
4
(14.1)
3
(10.4)
6
(20.1)
5
(17.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
9
(37.7)
9
(33.0)
3
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.5)
0
(0.0)
N/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
62
(259.9)
67
(245.9)
46
(153.2)
33
(116.0)
38
(131.9)
36
(120.8)
20
(67.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
70
(293.4)
49
(179.9)
57
(189.9)
45
(158.2)
46
(159.7)
37
(124.1)
39
(132.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
397
(1,664)
411
(1,509)
320
(1,066)
239
(840.1)
207
(718.7)
207
(694.5)
160
(542.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,254
(5,256)
1,208
(4,434)
758
(2,525)
675
(2,373)
578
(2,007)
776
(2,604)
587
(1,991)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
112
(469.4)
83
(304.7)
50
(166.6)
46
(161.7)
29
(100.7)
31
(104.0)
35
(118.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
11
(46.1)
5
(18.4)
5
(16.7)
2
(7.0)
5
(17.4)
2
(6.7)
2
(6.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)581.4458.2320.9261.2233.8262.4207.8

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Crime rate in Sanford detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 102 (80 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.71
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (9.9%), English (4.6%), German (4.5%), Irish (4.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%), Scottish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 350 feet

Land area: 24.1 square miles.

Population density: 1,218 people per square mile   (low).

Sanford, North Carolina map

4,211 residents are foreign born (12.8% Latin America).

This city:

14.2%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,031 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,545 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cary, NC (29.7 miles , pop. 94,536).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (38.1 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (382.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Broadway, NC (2.6 miles ),
Gulf, NC (2.9 miles),
Cameron, NC (3.4 miles),
Moncure, NC (3.4 miles ),
Goldston, NC (3.4 miles ),
Mamers, NC (3.8 miles ),
Vass, NC (4.0 miles ),
Carthage, NC (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 35.48 N, Longitude: 79.18 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,194 (+27.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,483 (55.7%)

Area code: 919

Distribution of median household income in Sanford, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sanford, NC in 2017
Sanford satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2006: 220 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 2007: 160 buildings, average cost: $147,300
  • 2008: 112 buildings, average cost: $145,100
  • 2009: 65 buildings, average cost: $157,800
  • 2010: 72 buildings, average cost: $155,400
  • 2011: 45 buildings, average cost: $123,900
  • 2012: 42 buildings, average cost: $164,700
  • 2013: 30 buildings, average cost: $192,200
  • 2014: 42 buildings, average cost: $241,900
  • 2015: 36 buildings, average cost: $217,100
  • 2016: 34 buildings, average cost: $200,500
  • 2017: 110 buildings, average cost: $174,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Sanford, NC residents
Average permit cost in Sanford, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Historical population in Sanford, NC
Historical housing units in Sanford, NC

Population change in the 1990s: +4,257 (+22.4%).
Most common industries in Sanford, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Food (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Food (7.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Machinery (4.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.6%)
  • Health care (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.7%)
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Food (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.7%)
  • Social assistance (3.7%)
  • Chemicals (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Sanford, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Registered nurses (3.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.4%)

Average climate in Sanford, North Carolina

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Sanford, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.5. This is better than average.

City:

58.5
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.01. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.01
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0848. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0848
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.29. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.29
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Sanford-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 0% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.3 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 F4 tornado 41.3 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.

Earthquake activity:

Sanford-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 218.6 miles away from Sanford center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 186.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 162.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 176.2 miles away from Sanford center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 324.4 miles away from Sanford center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.5 miles away from Sanford center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lee County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sanford topographic map

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

Hospitals in Sanford:

  • CENTRAL CAROLINA HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1135 CARTHAGE ST)
  • FIRST HEALTH HOSPICE OF LEE COUNTY (109 A SOUTH VANCE STREET)
  • PINE RIDGE GROUP HOME (739 ARTHUR MADDOX ROAD)
  • SKILL CREATIONS OF SANFORD (1751 HAWKINS AVENUE)
  • T.L.C. HOME, INC. (1775 HAWKINS AVENUE)
  • VOCA-HICKORY II GROUP HOME (322 HICKORY AVE)
  • VOCA-SIXTH STREET GROUP HOME (210 N SIXTH STREET)

Nursing Homes in Sanford:

  • CONVALESCENT CENTER OF SANFORD (2702 FARRELL ROAD)
  • LEE COUNTY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (714 WESTOVER DRIVE)
  • LIBERTY COMMONS NSG AND REHAB CTR OF LEE COUNTY (310 COMMERCE DRIVE)
  • SANFORD HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CO (2702 FARRELL ROAD)

Dialysis Facilities in Sanford:

  • CAROLINA DIALYSIS SANFORD (1922 K M WICKER MEMORIALL DRIVE)

Airports located in Sanford:

See details about airports located in Sanford, NC

Operable nuclear power plant near Sanford:

  • 20 miles: Shearon Harris in New Hill, NC.

College/University in Sanford:

  • Central Carolina Community College (Full-time enrollment: 3,675; Location: 1105 Kelly Dr; Public; Website: www.cccc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Sanford:

  • Sandhills Community College (about 23 miles; Pinehurst, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,434)
  • Campbell University (about 25 miles; Buies Creek, NC; FT enrollment: 5,127)
  • Methodist University (about 29 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,313)
  • Wake Technical Community College (about 30 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 16,265)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (about 31 miles; Chapel Hill, NC; FT enrollment: 24,946)
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College (about 32 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 10,114)
  • Fayetteville State University (about 33 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 5,297)

Public high schools in Sanford:

Private high schools in Sanford:

  • LEE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 400, Location: 3220 KELLER ANDREWS RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 273, Location: 2601 JEFFERSON DAVIS HWY, Grades: KG-12)
  • CALVARY EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 36, Location: 6416 LEMON SPRINGS RD, Grades: KG-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Sanford:

Private elementary/middle school in Sanford:

  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF SANFORD (Students: 41, Location: 488B COMMERCE DR, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Sanford

Library in Sanford:

  • LEE COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $810,792; Location: 107 HAWKINS AVENUE; 147,022 books; 4,072 audio materials; 5,153 video materials; 56 state licensed databases; 148 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • New FM Radio Station WDSG 107.9FM Sanford, NC owner Crystal Gardens Inc.

Points of interest:

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Shopping Centers: Sanford Shopping Center (1), Sanford Mall (2), Kendale Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Sanford: PANTRY INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Sanford include: Marsh Memorial Church (A), Buffalo Church (B), Mount Zion Church (C), Saint Lukes Church (D), Shallow Well Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Lee Memory Gardens (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Holiday Lake (A), Holiday Lake Upper (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Skunk Creek (A), Persimmon Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Imagination Station Inc (Museums; 529 Wicker Street) (1), House-In-The-Horseshoe (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 288 Alston House Road) (2), J & J Vending Inc (2847 Lee Avenue) (3), Kendale Family Bingo (2857 Lee Avenue) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Hampton Inn (1904 South Horner Boulevard) (1), Economy Inn (410 Carthage Street) (2), Four Seasons Salon (6913 Lemon Springs Road) (3), Days Inn Of Sanford (1217 North Hortier Blvd.) (4), Comfort Inn Sanford (1403 North Horner Boulevard) (5), Econo Lodge Sanford (1143 North Horner Boulevard) (6), Hampton Inn Sanford (1904 South Horner Boulevard) (7), Budget Inn (3114 Hawkins Avenue) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Lee County - Clerk Of Court (1408 South Horner Boulevard) (1), Lee County - District Court Judge's Office (1408 South Horner Boulevard) (2), Lee County - Juvenile Court Counselors (206 South Steele Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Dick Such - Baseball player and coach, Eric Swann - Football player, J. D. McDuffie - Racing driver, Abie Hood - Major League Baseball player, Bill Harrington (baseball) - Baseball player, Jason Thompson - College basketball player (Old Dominion Monarchs), Jones Angell - University of North Carolina sports announcer, Leniel Hooker - Baseball player, Randy Glover - Professional golfer, Ryan Solle - Soccer player.

Lee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sanford and their reported violations in the past:

SANFORD FIRST PENTECOSTAL (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
MT NEBO FWB CHURCH (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
RED BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-24-2007), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-24-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-07-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
OLD GENERAL STORE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
HOUSE IN THE HORSESHOE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
KANGAROO EXPRESS #2357 (Serves FL, Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
KANGAROO EXPRESS #2427 (Serves FL, Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
LIL' CHAMP #6107 (Serves FL, Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: E. COLI
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sanford that have no violations reported:

  • KANGAROO EXPRESS # 2612 (Serves FL, Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KANGAROO EXPRESS # 2806 (Serves FL, Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KANGAROO EXPRESS # 2408 (Serves FL, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KANGAROO EXPRESS # 2271 (Serves FL, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KANGAROO # 1297 (Serves FL, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KANGAROO EXPRESS #2290 (Serves FL, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KANGAROO EXPRESS # 2258 (Serves FL, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KANGAROO EXPRESS #6284 (Serves FL, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KANGAROO EXPRESS #2329 (Serves FL, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KANGAROO # 6058-LACROSSE (F/K LIL CHAMP) (Serves FL, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.9%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.5%
Whole state:

5.9%


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

People in group quarters in Sanford in 2010:

  • 292 people in state prisons
  • 289 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 103 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 94 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 60 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Sanford in 2000:

  • 259 people in state prisons
  • 224 people in nursing homes
  • 86 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 81 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 25 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Banks with most branches in Sanford (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Riverbirch Branch, Sanford Main Branch, Kendale Plaza Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Capital Bank, National Association: Sanford Regional Headquarters, North Steele Street Branch, Tramway Crossing Branch. Info updated 2011/09/21: Bank assets: $6,448.0 mil, Deposits: $5,135.4 mil, headquarters in Miami, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 152 total offices, Holding Company: North American Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • First Bank: Tramway Branch, Sanford Branch, Sanford South Horner Branch. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $3,289.4 mil, Deposits: $2,759.1 mil, headquarters in Troy, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Sanford Branch at 206 Carthage Street, branch established on 1968/10/08; Horner Boulevard Branch at 2108 South Horner Boulevard, branch established on 1986/06/30. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Horner Boulevard Branch at 2000 Horner Boulevard, branch established on 1976/06/17; Mid South Branch at 338 Carthage Street, branch established on 1974/06/27. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Four Oaks Bank & Trust Company: Sanford Branch at 830 Spring Lane, branch established on 2006/09/08. Info updated 2010/03/10: Bank assets: $916.5 mil, Deposits: $747.3 mil, headquarters in Four Oaks, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Four Oaks Fincorp, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Sanford Branch at 119 North Horner Boulevard, branch established on 1984/04/30. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • The Fidelity Bank: Sanford Branch at 1002 Horner Boulevard, branch established on 2008/04/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,422.4 mil, Deposits: $1,234.1 mil, headquarters in Fuquay Varina, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 66 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity Bancshares (N.C.), Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Sanford Walmart Branch at 3310 Nc 87 S, branch established on 2007/08/13. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • 2 other banks with 2 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Sanford:

Marital status in Sanford, NC
  • Never married: 35.7%
  • Now married: 44.0%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

For population 25 years and over in Sanford:

  • High school or higher: 79.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.7
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Sanford
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sanford, NC (based on Lee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,94573
Mainline Protestant8,09331
Catholic3,4021
Black Protestant2,55418
Other1,1763
None27,696-
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: 15
Here:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
This county:

5.53 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
This county:

6.05 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.1%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lee County:

28.7%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lee County:

14.5%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Sanford:

46.2%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.4%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Sanford:

28.7
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.5%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.7%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Sanford:

32.1%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

53.2%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Sanford:

79.6%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sanford, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 83$363,980$52,6241$512
Firefighters 52$219,219$50,5891$1,661
Other and Unallocable 49$169,900$41,6080$0
Water Supply 36$135,886$45,2950$0
Sewerage 25$92,205$44,2580$0
Streets and Highways 23$82,068$42,8180$0
Financial Administration 21$87,644$50,0820$0
Police - Other 21$79,849$45,6280$0
Other Government Administration 16$85,863$64,39714$55
Solid Waste Management 16$50,355$37,7660$0
Parks and Recreation 5$21,111$50,6668$4,349
Judicial and Legal 2$13,133$78,7980$0
Fire - Other 1$3,184$38,2080$0
Totals for Government 350$1,404,397$48,15124$6,577

Sanford government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $150,000 ($5.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($0.27)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,695,000 ($296.63)
    Water Utilities: $7,049,000 ($240.47)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,163,000 ($142.02)
    Liquor Stores: $3,753,000 ($128.03)
    Sewerage: $3,434,000 ($117.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,348,000 ($80.10)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,075,000 ($70.79)
    Regular Highways: $1,962,000 ($66.93)
    General - Other: $1,906,000 ($65.02)
    General Public Buildings: $1,209,000 ($41.24)
    Central Staff Services: $1,117,000 ($38.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $653,000 ($22.28)
    Financial Administration: $542,000 ($18.49)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $425,000 ($14.50)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $179,000 ($6.11)
    Health - Other: $60,000 ($2.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,757,000 ($94.05)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Housing and Community Development: $1,065,000 ($36.33)
    Other - Financial Administration: $191,000 ($6.52)
    Other - Health - Other: $17,000 ($0.58)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $641,000 ($21.87)
    General Public Building: $479,000 ($16.34)
    Police Protection: $278,000 ($9.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $195,000 ($6.65)
    General - Other: $44,000 ($1.50)
    Housing and Community Development: $37,000 ($1.26)
    Regular Highways: $37,000 ($1.26)
    Central Staff Services: $18,000 ($0.61)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $18,000 ($0.61)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($0.10)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $950,000 ($32.41)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $33,000 ($1.13)

Sanford government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $7,644,000 ($260.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,762,000 ($60.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $451,000 ($15.39)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $98,000 ($3.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,065,000 ($36.33)
    Housing and Community Development: $86,000 ($2.93)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $35,000 ($1.19)
    Other: $10,000 ($0.34)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,580,000 ($53.90)
    Sale of Property: $426,000 ($14.53)
    Donations From Private Sources: $234,000 ($7.98)
    Rents: $69,000 ($2.35)
    Special Assessments: $4,000 ($0.14)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,643,000 ($363.08)
    Liquor Stores: $4,113,000 ($140.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,366,000 ($80.72)
    Highways: $808,000 ($27.56)
    Other: $368,000 ($12.55)
    Housing and Community Development: $84,000 ($2.87)
  • Tax - Property: $15,063,000 ($513.87)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,122,000 ($174.73)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $671,000 ($22.89)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $140,000 ($4.78)
    Other License: $23,000 ($0.78)

Sanford government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,654,000 ($2307.99)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $63,467,000 ($2165.15)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,187,000 ($142.84)

8.06% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,026 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.06%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($545 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.10%
North Carolina average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Harnett County, NC  1.41% ($34,485 average AGI)
from Wake County, NC  0.80% ($59,215)
from Chatham County, NC  0.68% ($37,917)


8.39% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,093 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.39%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($930 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.13%
North Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Wake County, NC  1.86% ($33,305 average AGI)
to Harnett County, NC  1.43% ($34,307)
to Chatham County, NC  0.48% ($39,431)
Businesses in Sanford, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Advance Auto Parts2Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's3
Arby's1Nike4
AutoZone2Nissan1
Bath & Body Works1OfficeMax1
Burger King2Papa John's Pizza1
CVS2Payless1
Chevrolet1Penske2
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Suites1Quality1
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack1
Cricket Wireless2Rite Aid2
Curves1Ruby Tuesday1
Dairy Queen1Rue211
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Decora Cabinetry1Sears1
Domino's Pizza3Sprint Nextel1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway1
FedEx5T-Mobile2
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC2The Athlete's Foot1
GameStop1Toyota1
H&R Block3U-Haul6
Hardee's3U.S. Cellular1
Hilton1UPS6
Holiday Inn1Vans1
Honda1Verizon Wireless1
JCPenney1Waffle House1
KFC1Walgreens2
Kmart1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1
Lowe's1

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)
  • WCKB (780 AM; 7 kW; DUNN, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WCRY (1460 AM; 5 kW; FUQUAY-VARINA, NC)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRTP (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)

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)
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • WDCG (105.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBBB (96.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WQSM (98.1 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKXU (101.1 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WMAG (99.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKRR (92.3 FM; ASHEBORO, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WNNL (103.9 FM; FUQUAY-VARINA, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WIOZ-FM (102.5 FM; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: MERIDIAN COMMUNICATIONS. L.L.C.)
  • WCCE (90.1 FM; BUIES CREEK, NC; Owner: CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY, INCORPORATED)
  • W290AD (105.9 FM; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

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.)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, 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)
  • 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.)
  • WGHP (Channel 8; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: WGHP LICENSE, INC.)
  • W66DF (Channel 66; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYBE-CA (Channel 44; PINEHURST, NC; Owner: MULTIMEDIA NETWORK OF NC, INC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Sanford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 128Number of bridges
  • 1,079ft / 329mTotal length
  • 1,126,511Total average daily traffic
  • 129,147Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,065,320Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sanford, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21940-1949
  • 151950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 241970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 101990-1999
  • 472000-2009
  • 152010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sanford, NC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sanford)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 442 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sanford, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 252 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sanford)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Sanford)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 55 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 448. The highest number of fire incidents - 640 took place in 2007, and the least - 325 in 2016. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Sanford, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (41.5%), and Outside Fires (40.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sanford, NC
    • 3,15741.5%Structure Fires
    • 3,09040.6%Outside Fires
    • 1,02413.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 3404.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sanford, NC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sanford, North Carolina:

  • Baymont Inn & Suites Sanford, 2614 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, North Carolina 27330 , Phone: (919) 708-7400
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2110 Dalrymple St, Sanford, North Carolina 27330 , Phone: (919) 776-6600, Fax: (919) 774-9924
  • Hampton Inn Sanford, 1904 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, North Carolina 27330 , Phone: (919) 775-2000, Fax: (919) 775-2005
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1143 N Horner Blvd, Sanford, North Carolina 27330 , Phone: (919) 776-5121, Fax: (919) 774-3533
  • Comfort Suite Sanford, 1891 Bragg St, Sanford, North Carolina 27332 , Phone: (919) 842-5600, Fax: (919) 842-5567
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sanford, North Carolina
Most common first names in Sanford, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James40468.6 years
William35571.2 years
John34072.5 years
Mary30778.6 years
Robert19070.4 years
George15272.8 years
Margaret12077.2 years
Charles10967.7 years
Annie10380.1 years
Thomas10269.5 years
Most common last names in Sanford, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Thomas23076.2 years
Johnson20772.8 years
Smith17973.7 years
Williams14370.5 years
Wicker12075.3 years
Kelly10976.5 years
Jones8672.4 years
Spivey8375.9 years
Mciver8374.8 years
Brown8272.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sanford, NC
  • 70.3%Electricity
  • 23.8%Utility gas
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sanford, NC
  • 76.0%Electricity
  • 22.0%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used


Sanford compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Sanford on our top lists:

  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2002 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
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