Sanford, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 29,470 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +26.9%
Males: 14,402  (48.9%)
Females: 15,068  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  33.3 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 27332.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,663 (it was $34,804 in 2000)
Sanford:

$39,663
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,867 (it was $17,038 in 2000)

Sanford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $128,992 (it was $86,100 in 2000)
Sanford:

$128,992
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $161,499; Detached houses: $165,406; Townhouses or other attached units: $119,944; Mobile homes: $86,427

Median gross rent in 2012: $670.

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  • White alone - 13,652 (47.6%)
  • Black alone - 7,073 (24.7%)
  • Hispanic - 7,058 (24.6%)
  • Asian alone - 553 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 396 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 149 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 14 (0.05%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sanford: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (8.2%), English (7.8%), German (6.6%), Irish (5.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.5%), Scottish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 350 feet

Land area: 24.1 square miles.

Population density: 1,224 people per square mile   (low).

Sanford,NC real estate house value index trend

Sanford, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Sanford:

  • High school or higher: 76.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 11.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sanford city:

  • Never married: 34.9%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

4,583 residents are foreign born

This city:  16.0%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 95 registered sex offenders living in Sanford, North Carolina as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sanford to the number of sex offenders is 306 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,721 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,360 (1.2%)

Sanford satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.48 N, Longitude: 79.18 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,823 (+27.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,793 (56.8%)

Area code: 919

Sanford household income distribution Sanford home values distribution

Crime rates in Sanford by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2009 2011 2012
Murders 154262643
per 100,000 4.220.817.08.425.17.320.014.110.4
Rapes 1110141099301
per 100,000 46.641.759.442.237.733.010.00.03.5
Robberies 678891676267463338
per 100,000 283.7366.7385.9282.5259.9245.9153.2116.0131.9
Assaults 83104881017049574546
per 100,000 351.5433.3373.2425.8293.4179.9189.9158.2159.7
Burglaries 528514535542397411320239207
per 100,000 2235.92141.62268.72285.21663.91508.61066.0840.1718.7
Thefts 1,8021,7651,6511,2971,2541,208758675578
per 100,000 7630.77353.97001.15468.45255.94434.22525.02372.62006.9
Auto thefts 991229512011283504629
per 100,000 419.2508.3402.8505.9469.4304.7166.6161.7100.7
Arson 61275115525
per 100,000 25.450.029.721.146.118.416.77.017.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 302.0) 687.9747.1733.8631.9574.3452.6316.9258.0230.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Sanford detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 106 (85 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.95
North Carolina average:

2.37
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.5%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +4,257 (+22.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3%)

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

Average climate in Sanford, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 186.6 miles away from Sanford 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 the city 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 the city 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 (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, 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

Birthplace of: Dick Such - Baseball player and coach, Eric Swann - Player of football, 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.

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)

Dialysis Facilities in Sanford:

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

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)

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: 350; Location: 3220 KELLER ANDREWS RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 289; Location: 2601 JEFFERSON DAVIS HWY; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Sanford:

Private elementary/middle school in Sanford:

  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF SANFORD (Students: 55; Location: 152 CHARLOTTE AVE; Grades: PK - 6)
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.

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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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 53.4. This is better than average.

City:

53.4
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 0.787. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.787
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 22.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.27. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.27
U.S.:

9.14

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.1%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Black residents, 36.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.5% for American Indian residents, 41.2% for other race residents, 72.2% for two or more races residents)
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

Sanford, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Sanford compared to North Carolina 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.

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) (Amended And
  • 2 other banks with 2 local branches

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

  • Comfort Inn, US 421 N Comfort Ln, Sanford, NC 27330 , Phone: (703) 774-6411
  • Baymont Inn & Suites Sanford, 2614 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330 , Phone: (919) 708-7400
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2110 Dalrymple St, Sanford, NC 27330 , Phone: (919) 776-6600, Fax: (919) 774-9924
  • Hampton Inn Sanford, 1904 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330 , Phone: (919) 775-2000, Fax: (919) 775-2005
  • Econo Lodge Sanford, 1143 N Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330 , Phone: (919) 776-5121, Fax: (919) 774-3533
  • Comfort Suite Sanford, 1891 Bragg St, Sanford, NC 27332 , Phone: (919) 842-5600, Fax: (919) 842-5567
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sanford, North Carolina

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:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Utility gas (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sanford city (based on Lee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.29%
Here: 45.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents38.6%19.2%12.5%9.0%4.6%
Congregations22.5%15.5%19.7%1.4%7.0%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchEpiscopal ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.3%2.4%2.2%1.7%6.5%
Congregations2.8%5.6%1.4%1.4%22.5%
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: 15
Lee County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

5.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.1%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lee County:

28.7%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.5%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 21$82,746$47,2830$0
Other Government Administration 18$96,953$64,63513$6,632
Judicial and Legal 2$12,576$75,4560$0
Police Protection - Officers 79$337,141$51,2113$2,148
Police - Other 19$67,593$42,6901$1,727
Firefighters 51$205,027$48,2421$1,154
Fire - Other 1$3,062$36,7440$0
Streets and Highways 23$80,317$41,9050$0
Solid Waste Management 18$55,454$36,9690$0
Sewerage 26$93,274$43,0500$0
Parks and Recreation 5$19,924$47,8188$6,058
Water Supply 37$126,603$41,0600$0
Other and Unallocable 37$143,821$46,64514$7,786
Totals for Government 337$1,324,491$47,16340$25,505

Sanford government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,220,000 ($211.06)
    Sewerage: $5,241,000 ($177.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,074,000 ($104.31)
    Liquor Stores: $2,522,000 ($85.58)
    Regular Highways: $2,438,000 ($82.73)
    Water Utilities: $2,246,000 ($76.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,213,000 ($75.09)
    Central Staff Services: $1,483,000 ($50.32)
    General Public Buildings: $999,000 ($33.90)
    General - Other: $911,000 ($30.91)
    Housing and Community Development: $752,000 ($25.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $628,000 ($21.31)
    Financial Administration: $569,000 ($19.31)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $445,000 ($15.10)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $99,000 ($3.36)
    Health - Other: $14,000 ($0.48)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health - Other: $14,000 ($0.48)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $867,000 ($29.42)
    Water Utilities: $372,000 ($12.62)
    Regular Highways: $331,000 ($11.23)
    Police Protection: $222,000 ($7.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $149,000 ($5.06)
    General - Other: $73,000 ($2.48)
    Local Fire Protection: $39,000 ($1.32)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $19,000 ($0.64)
    Central Staff Services: $13,000 ($0.44)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($0.07)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,507,000 ($560.13)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,107,000 ($37.56)

Sanford government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $10,169,000 ($345.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $817,000 ($27.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $399,000 ($13.54)
    All Other: $168,000 ($5.70)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $39,000 ($1.32)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,590,000 ($155.75)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,855,000 ($62.95)
    Interest Earnings: $921,000 ($31.25)
    Rents: $31,000 ($1.05)
    Special Assessments: $27,000 ($0.92)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,358,000 ($147.88)
    Liquor Stores: $2,819,000 ($95.66)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,232,000 ($41.81)
    Highways: $768,000 ($26.06)
    Housing and Community Development: $742,000 ($25.18)
    All Other: $39,000 ($1.32)
  • Tax - Property: $10,158,000 ($344.69)
    Other License: $380,000 ($12.89)
    NEC: $164,000 ($5.56)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $140,000 ($4.75)

Sanford government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,668,000 ($1006.72)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,837,000 ($876.72)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,831,000 ($130.00)

Sanford government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,399,000 ($827.93)

6.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,775 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.51%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($615 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.08%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Harnett County, NC  1.12% ($27,661 average AGI)
from Chatham County, NC  0.70% ($30,558)
from Wake County, NC  0.49% ($34,835)


6.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,534 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($757 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.09%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Harnett County, NC  1.16% ($26,883 average AGI)
to Wake County, NC  0.89% ($33,086)
to Chatham County, NC  0.48% ($32,191)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Sanford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 27
Total length: 123 meters (404ft)
Total average daily traffic: 319,270
Total average daily truck traffic: 35,516

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 5
  • 1960-1969: 5
  • 1970-1979: 6
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 8
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: 344 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sanford, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 31 (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: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 185 (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: 52 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 481
  • Hazardous Condition: 530
  • Service Call: 10
  • Good Intent Call: 34

Incident types - Sanford

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sanford, NC
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
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
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