South Sanford, Maine

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Population in 2010: 4,536. Population change since 2000: +8.7%
Males: 2,298  (50.7%)
Females: 2,238  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  44.1 years
Maine median age:  44.0 years

Zip codes: 04073.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $55,937 (it was $40,901 in 2000)
South Sanford:

$55,937
ME:

$46,974

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $28,070 (it was $17,515 in 2000)

South Sanford CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $168,980 (it was $93,200 in 2000)
South Sanford:

$168,980
ME:

$172,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $262,003; Detached houses: $278,498; Townhouses or other attached units: $338,629; In 2-unit structures: $243,457; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $160,059; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $196,289; Mobile homes: $62,141

Median gross rent in 2013: $884.

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  • Races in South Sanford, ME (2010)

    South Sanford races chart
    • 4,25593.8%White alone
    • 1262.8%Asian alone
    • 681.5%Hispanic
    • 631.4%Two or more races
    • 160.4%Black alone
    • 70.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in South Sanford: 100.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (19.7%), English (14.8%), French (13.0%), French Canadian (11.9%), German (8.4%), United States (5.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 283 feet

Land area: 22.8 square miles.

Population density: 199 people per square mile   (very low).

South Sanford,ME real estate house value index trend

South Sanford, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in South Sanford:

  • High school or higher: 87.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Sanford CDP:

  • Never married: 28.2%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

183 residents are foreign born (2.3% North America, 1.1% Asia, 1.1% Europe).

This place:

4.4%
Maine:

2.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,719 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,382 (1.6%)

South Sanford satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (28.6 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (77.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (239.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Sanford, ME (2.0 miles ), Alfred, ME (2.4 miles ), Springvale, ME (2.5 miles ), West Kennebunk, ME (2.6 miles ), North Berwick, ME (2.6 miles ), Wells, ME (2.7 miles ), Lyman, ME (2.8 miles ), Kennebunk, ME (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 43.40 N, Longitude: 70.71 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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

4.2%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in South Sanford, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

South Sanford, Maine average temperatures South Sanford, Maine average precipitation South Sanford, Maine humidity South Sanford, Maine wind speed South Sanford, Maine snowfall South Sanford, Maine sunshine South Sanford, Maine clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

South Sanford-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Maine state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 32.6 miles away from the South Sanford place center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 10/10/1966, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 4.0 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

South Sanford-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 45.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 185.6 miles away from South Sanford center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 167.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 143.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.9 miles away from South Sanford center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in York County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 14, Snows: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
South Sanford topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near South Sanford:

  • SANFORD HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; SANFORD, ME)
  • GREENWOOD CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; SANFORD, ME)
  • MAINE STAY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; SANFORD, ME)
  • VARNEY CROSSING NCC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; NORTH BERWICK, ME)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-KENNEBUNK (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; KENNEBUNK, ME)
  • SOUTHERN MAINE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; BIDDEFORD, ME)
  • TRI-AREA VNA - HOSPICE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; SOMERSWORTH, NH)

Amtrak stations near South Sanford:

  • 8 miles: WELLS (696 SANFORD ST.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 15 miles: SACO (130 MAIN ST.) . Services: ticket office.
  • 17 miles: DOVER (33 CHESTNUT ST.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Sanford:

  • University of New England (about 17 miles; Biddeford, ME; Full-time enrollment: 4,539)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 22 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 15,243)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 29 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 30 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 32 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 44 miles; Concord, NH; FT enrollment: 2,865)
  • Southern New Hampshire University (about 46 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 16,552)

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Notable locations in South Sanford: South Sanford Industrial Area (A), Sanford Country Club (B), Sanford Speedway (C), Sanford Fire Department South Sanford Station (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: The Center for Shopping Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Curtis Pond (A), Little Long Pond (B), Little Pond (C), Mud Pond (D), Old Fishing Pond (E), Picture Pond (F), Pond-in-the-River (G), Round Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Canes Brook (A), Middle Branch Mousam River (B), Perkins Marsh Brook (C), Hay Brook (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 88.4. This is about average.

City:

88.4
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 7.39. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.39
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.691. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.691
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 13.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.63. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.63
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.6%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.2%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.4%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
7 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
3 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
4 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

South Sanford compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Maine average:

10.5

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (65%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Coal or coke (0%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for South Sanford CDP (based on York County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,28316
Mainline Protestant11,48064
Evangelical Protestant6,08651
Other1,84718
Orthodox6253
Black Protestant1191
None136,691-
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: 45
York County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 42
York County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
York County:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 252
Here:

12.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
York County:

24.0%
Maine:

25.0%

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($365 average AGI)
York County:

0.06%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cumberland County, ME  1.47% ($34,596 average AGI)
from Strafford County, NH  0.53% ($34,957)
from Rockingham County, NH  0.39% ($50,026)


5.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,387 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($496 average AGI)
York County:

0.07%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cumberland County, ME  1.36% ($34,730 average AGI)
to Strafford County, NH  0.45% ($34,055)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.33% ($51,177)

Strongest AM radio stations in South Sanford:

  • WPHX (1220 AM; 1 kW; SANFORD, ME; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING L.L.C.)
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTSN (1270 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, NH; Owner: GARRISON CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WZAN (970 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJAE (1440 AM; 5 kW; WESTBROOK, ME; Owner: ALTANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in South Sanford:

  • WPHX-FM (92.1 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WSEW (88.5 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: WORD RADIO EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WUBB (95.3 FM; YORK CENTER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEX (106.5 FM; FARMINGTON, NH; Owner: WIMMEX, LLC)
  • WQEZ (104.7 FM; KENNEBUNKPORT, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WOKQ (97.5 FM; DOVER, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCYY (94.3 FM; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBQQ (99.3 FM; KENNEBUNK, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WQSO (96.7 FM; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRED (95.9 FM; SACO, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WLKZ (104.9 FM; WOLFEBORO, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WSHK (105.3 FM; KITTERY, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBYY (98.7 FM; SOMERSWORTH, NH; Owner: GARRISON CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around South Sanford:

  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • WCSH (Channel 6; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WPXT (Channel 51; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: HMW, INC.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED37$168,02232$120,425111$137,17120$60,0901$1,020,2407$106,4977$57,857
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$157,3103$113,73314$140,2103$21,7430$01$128,1503$19,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$145,5766$104,80063$167,2508$63,1110$04$155,9987$70,857
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$155,2002$175,49022$181,4930$00$01$320,0001$123,160
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$170,2601$34,6900$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0302.03 , 0303.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$155,4234$199,828
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$160,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0302.03 , 0303.00

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