Sanford, Texas

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Population in 2013: 163 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -19.7%
 
Males: 74  (46.0%)
Females: 89  (54.0%)
Median resident age:  46.5 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79078.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,871 (it was $28,672 in 2000)
Sanford:

$43,871
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,442 (it was $12,208 in 2000)

Sanford town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $29,877 (it was $25,800 in 2000)
Sanford:

$29,877
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $40,134; Detached houses: $40,952; Mobile homes: $37,679
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Sanford races chart
  • White alone - 148 (90.2%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (6.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (1.8%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.6%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sanford: 77.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (19.9%), German (7.9%), English (7.4%), West Indian (6.9%), Irish (6.5%), Polish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 3028 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

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

Sanford, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Sanford:

  • High school or higher: 72.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sanford town:

  • Never married: 10.9%
  • Now married: 66.2%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.1%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Sanford, Texas as of April 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sanford to the number of sex offenders is 54 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $375 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $217 (0.8%)

Sanford satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (39.0 miles , pop. 173,627).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (225.3 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (337.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Lake Meredith Estates, TX (2.2 miles ), Fritch, TX (2.4 miles ), Borger, TX (2.8 miles ), Stinnett, TX (3.1 miles ), Skellytown, TX (4.7 miles ), Morse, TX (5.0 miles) , Panhandle, TX (5.1 miles ), Dumas, TX (5.2 miles ).

Latitude: 35.70 N, Longitude: 101.53 W

Area code: 806

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

4.3%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -9 (-4.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (28%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (22%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Retail trade (50%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electricians (13%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Computer specialists (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (13%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other financial specialists (7%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)

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

Average climate in Sanford, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sanford-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 63% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/27/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.2 miles away from the Sanford town center injured 7 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/18/1982, a category F4 tornado 24.6 miles away from the town center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sanford-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 21% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 190.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.4 miles away from Sanford center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 199.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/2000 at 22:08:54, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 25.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/2000 at 01:08:05, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.8 miles away from Sanford center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 249.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hutchinson County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Flood: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sanford topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sanford:

  • GOLDEN PLAINS HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; BORGER, TX)
  • NORTH PLAINS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BORGER, TX)
  • BORGER HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BORGER, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sanford:

  • Amarillo College (about 40 miles; Amarillo, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,622)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 55 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)
  • Wayland Baptist University (about 106 miles; Plainview, TX; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 144 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 148 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 148 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Texas Tech University (about 149 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)

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

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

  • CANADIAN RIVER MWA (Population served: 0, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.5%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 5.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.1%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.4% of all households

Sanford compared to Texas 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 significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (20%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 84.60%
Here: 84.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents62.1%8.7%8.4%7.1%2.7%
Congregations20.4%10.2%4.1%12.2%6.1%
NameAssemblies of GodChurch of the NazareneChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)LDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.9%1.6%1.3%1.2%5.0%
Congregations8.2%8.2%2.0%2.0%26.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Hutchinson County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Hutchinson County:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

5.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hutchinson County:

27.8%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.4%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$1,571
Totals for Government 0$0 1$1,571

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $9,000 ($55.21)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($42.94)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($6.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,000 ($55.21)

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

  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $22,000 ($134.97)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $13,000 ($79.75)
  • Tax - Property: $6,000 ($36.81)
    Total General Sales: $3,000 ($18.40)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($6.13)
    NEC: $1,000 ($6.13)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $31,000 ($190.18)

5.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,678 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
Texas average:

7.14%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Randall County, TX  0.74% ($33,500 average AGI)
from Potter County, TX  0.67% ($28,216)
from Gray County, TX  0.26% ($27,400)


6.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,712 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.84%
Texas average:

6.69%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Randall County, TX  0.92% ($44,563 average AGI)
to Potter County, TX  0.88% ($30,647)
to Gray County, TX  0.32% ($40,640)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sanford:

  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KQTY (1490 AM; 1 kW; BORGER, TX; Owner: ZIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KTNZ (1010 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KIXZ (940 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KPUR (1440 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGRO (1230 AM; 1 kW; PAMPA, TX; Owner: PAMPA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sanford:

  • KQFX (104.3 FM; BORGER, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KAVO (91.5 FM; BORGER, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KQTY-FM (106.7 FM; BORGER, TX; Owner: ZIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZRK-FM (107.9 FM; CANYON, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KGNC-FM (97.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KACV-FM (89.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMARILLO JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KMXJ-FM (94.1 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KASV (88.7 FM; BORGER, TX; Owner: TOP O' TEXAS ED. BROADCASTING FNDN)
  • KXGL (100.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: FEUER/MCCORD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KATP (101.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • K218BO (91.5 FM; BORGER, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KTOT (89.5 FM; SPEARMAN, TX; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY, INC.)
  • KQIZ-FM (93.1 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRDF-FM (98.3 FM; SPEARMAN, TX; Owner: SPEARHEAD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMML-FM (96.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Sanford:

  • KACV-TV (Channel 2; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMARILLO JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KVII-TV (Channel 7; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: NVG-AMARILLO, LLC)
  • KCIT (Channel 14; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING OF AMARILLO LICENSE, INC.)
  • KAMR-TV (Channel 4; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF AMARILLO LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFDA-TV (Channel 10; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: PANHANDLE TELECASTING CO.)
  • KCPN-LP (Channel 33; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING OF AMARILLO LICENSE, INC.)
  • KTMO-LP (Channel 36; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: ADELANTE TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Sanford fatal accident list:

Oct 4, 1998 01:30 PM, Fm1319, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Charles A Contreras, Near Town (Lat: 35.706000 Lon: -101.531417), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 60.9 m
    Registrant: 3107387162, Chuck@postrockcommunications.Com, 3238 SELBY AVE

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, 1 Mi W Of (Lat: 35.704194 Lon: -101.549611), Structure height: 4.6 m, Overall height: 6.7 m, Call Sign: WNEV264
    Assigned Frequencies: 954.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/30/2008, Expiration Date: 05/13/2018
    Registrant: Canadian River Municipal Water Authority, Sanford, TX 79078, Phone: (806) 865-3325, Fax: (806) 865-3314
  • SURGE TANK, Rm 687 3/4 Mi Wnw (Lat: 35.706444 Lon: -101.545444), Type: Tank, Structure height: 53.3 m, Overall height: 55.5 m, Call Sign: WPTJ600, Licensee ID: L00108081
    Assigned Frequencies: 953.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/10/2011, Expiration Date: 10/16/2021, Certifier: John Williams
    Registrant: Canadian River Municipal Water Authority, Sanford, TX 79078, Phone: (806) 865-3325, Fax: (806) 835-3314

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KA5VVQ, Licensee ID: L00258678
    Grant Date: 03/28/2008, Expiration Date: 06/25/2018, Certifier: Shari D Robertson
    Registrant: Shari D Robertson, 110 W Davis, Sanford, TX 79078-0126
  • Call Sign: KB5LPM, Licensee ID: L00210249
    Grant Date: 02/25/2000, Expiration Date: 03/13/2010, Cancellation Date: 03/14/2012
    Registrant: Troy M Reno, 120 Davis, Sanford, TX 79078
  • Call Sign: KC5BOV
    Grant Date: 06/29/1993, Expiration Date: 06/29/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/30/2005
    Registrant: Thomas M Skaggs, Sanford, TX 79078
  • Call Sign: WB5TIH, Licensee ID: L00212334
    Grant Date: 04/29/2005, Expiration Date: 04/29/2015
    Registrant: Oscar L Henson, Lot 34 Yantis Rd, Sanford, TX 79078
  • Call Sign: WD5DYR, Licensee ID: L00212332
    Grant Date: 09/30/2004, Expiration Date: 10/20/2014, Certifier: Sylvia J Henson
    Registrant: Sylvia J Henson, Lot 34 Yantis Rd, Sanford, TX 79078

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: JONES RICHARD WAYNE B-8M (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 39337 , Serial Number: 5
    Registrant (Individual): Richard Wayne Jones, 208 Hoggott Pob 3, Sanford, TX 79078

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
Most common first names in Sanford, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James579.0 years
William475.8 years
Frances371.0 years
Frank374.7 years
Joe372.3 years
Kenneth379.7 years
Ruby375.7 years
Howard272.1 years
Albert281.5 years
David279.0 years
Most common last names in Sanford, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mitchell466.2 years
Robertson472.3 years
Leonard342.6 years
Porter367.4 years
Thompson381.0 years
Turner378.0 years
Bugg272.5 years
Flanigan287.5 years
Cates269.0 years
Brazeal292.5 years
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