Sanford, Alabama

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Population in 2019: 254 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.6%
 
Males: 132  (52.0%)
Females: 122  (48.0%)
Median resident age:

38.6 years
Alabama median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 36420.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $34,870 (it was $20,139 in 2000)
Sanford:

$34,870
AL:

$51,734

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $16,412 (it was $10,558 in 2000)

Sanford town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $79,104 (it was $23,800 in 2000)
Sanford:

$79,104
AL:

$154,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $111,460; detached houses: $170,136; mobile homes: $31,170

Median gross rent in 2019: $539.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sanford: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 39.0%
(28.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Sanford, AL (2019)
    • 21284.8%White alone
    • 239.2%Hispanic
    • 124.8%Black alone
    • 10.4%Two or more races

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

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Ancestries: American (10.0%), Irish (10.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 287 feet

Land area: 4.00 square miles.

Population density: 64 people per square mile   (very low).

Sanford, Alabama map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $363 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $288 (0.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dothan, AL (58.4 miles , pop. 57,737).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (73.7 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (546.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Babbie, AL (2.1 miles ),
Andalusia, AL (2.3 miles ),
Libertyville, AL (2.4 miles),
Horn Hill, AL (2.4 miles ),
Heath, AL (2.5 miles ),
Opp, AL (2.9 miles ),
Onycha, AL (2.9 miles ),
Carolina, AL (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 31.30 N, Longitude: 86.39 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

Distribution of median household income in Sanford, AL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Sanford, AL in 2019
Sanford satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.0%
Alabama:

4.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +1 (+0.4%).
Most common industries in Sanford, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.5%)
  • Construction (15.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (11.8%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.3%)
  • Apparel (6.4%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (24.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (20.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (11.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.2%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Truck transportation (4.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Apparel (17.1%)
  • Health care (14.6%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (12.2%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.3%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Sanford, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (11.6%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (10.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.2%)
  • Carpenters (5.8%)
  • Construction laborers (5.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (17.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.9%)

Average climate in Sanford, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sanford-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 45% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.9 miles away from the Sanford town center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused $250 million in damages.

On 9/17/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.5 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sanford-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 31% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 53.5 miles away from Sanford center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 154.0 miles away from Sanford center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 225.3 miles away from Sanford center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 129.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 187.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2020 at 15:07:53, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 51.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Covington County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 10, Hurricanes: 10, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 5, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sanford topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sanford:

  • MID-SOUTH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • COMFORT CARE HOSPICE OF ANDALUSIS (Hospital, about 5 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • WIREGRASS HOSPICE ANDALUSIA (Hospital, about 5 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • ANDALUSIA MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • RENAL TREATMENT CENTERS SOUTHEAST LP (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • ANDALUSIA REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)
  • COUNTRYSIDE HOSPICE CARE INC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; ANDALUSIA, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sanford:

  • Enterprise State Community College (about 33 miles; Enterprise, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,101)
  • Troy University (about 44 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • Northwest Florida State College (about 54 miles; Niceville, FL; FT enrollment: 5,052)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 55 miles; Dothan, AL; FT enrollment: 3,611)
  • The University of West Florida (about 72 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 10,240)
  • Alabama State University (about 74 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 5,457)
  • Pensacola State College (about 75 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 8,740)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sanford: Andalusia - Opp Airport Industrial Park (A), South Alabama Regional Airport Fire Department (B), Sanford Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Sanford: Sanford Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Sanford Baptist Church Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Covington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

70.7%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

14.1%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Sanford:

Marital status in Sanford, AL
  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 5.2%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

For population 25 years and over in Sanford:

  • High school or higher: 68.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.8
Alabama average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sanford, AL (based on Covington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,052103
Mainline Protestant2,09313
Black Protestant6776
Catholic2911
Other2733
None14,379-
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: 9
Here:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Covington County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Covington County:

7.04 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
This county:

6.50 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.8%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.6%
State:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

5.7%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.9%
Alabama:

49.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.5%
Alabama:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

30.8
State:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.0%
Alabama:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sanford:

11.6%
Alabama:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

45.0%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

50.1%
Alabama:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.6%
Alabama:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sanford, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
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 4$1,699
Totals for Government 0$0 4$1,699

Sanford government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $51,000 ($200.79)
    General Public Buildings: $13,000 ($51.18)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($31.50)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,000 ($31.50)

Sanford government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($157.48)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $119,000 ($468.50)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $17,000 ($66.93)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $6,000 ($23.62)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $5,000 ($19.69)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($3.94)

Sanford government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $366,000 ($1440.94)

4.20% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,403 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.20%
Alabama average:

5.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Coffee County, AL  0.46% ($31,754 average AGI)
from Okaloosa County, FL  0.36% ($26,911)
from Crenshaw County, AL  0.20% ($44,400)


4.68% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($35,935 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.68%
Alabama average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Coffee County, AL  0.55% ($34,074 average AGI)
to Crenshaw County, AL  0.28% ($30,514)
to Okaloosa County, FL  0.25% ($27,516)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sanford:

  • WOPP (1290 AM; 3 kW; OPP, AL; Owner: E. & R BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAMI (860 AM; 1 kW; OPP, AL; Owner: THE OPP BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WQLS (1200 AM; 10 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WEBY (1330 AM; 25 kW; MILTON, FL; Owner: SPINNAKER LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WZEP (1460 AM; 10 kW; DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WALTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJSB (1050 AM; 5 kW; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTBF (970 AM; 5 kW; TROY, AL; Owner: TROY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTKN (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DALEVILLE, AL; Owner: JOSEPH A. ADAMS, SR.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WOOF (560 AM; 5 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sanford:

  • W218AO (91.5 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WAMI-FM (102.3 FM; OPP, AL; Owner: THE OPP BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKMX (106.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: WKMX, INC.)
  • WSTF (91.5 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY CHRISTIAN EDUC. RADIO,INC)
  • WFXX (107.7 FM; GEORGIANA, AL; Owner: JEFFREY K. HAYNES)
  • WTKE (98.1 FM; HOLT, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAAO-FM (103.7 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: COMPANION BROADCASTING SERVICE, LLC)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPGG (93.3 FM; EVERGREEN, AL; Owner: GULF COAST BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WDJR (96.9 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRJM-FM (93.7 FM; GENEVA, AL; Owner: STAGE DOOR DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • WZTZ (101.1 FM; ELBA, AL; Owner: ELBA RADIO COMPANY)
  • WJIF (91.9 FM; OPP, AL; Owner: OPP EDUCATIONAL B/CNG FOUNDATION)
  • WZNS (96.5 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W207BK (89.3 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sanford:

  • W19BV (Channel 19; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W36BQ (Channel 36; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W40BE (Channel 40; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • W49BM (Channel 49; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • W57CC (Channel 57; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W59CQ (Channel 59; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W65CW (Channel 65; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • WDIQ (Channel 2; DOZIER, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WRJM-TV (Channel 67; TROY, AL; Owner: JOSIE PARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSFA (Channel 12; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WCOV-TV (Channel 20; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: WOODS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • Sanford, Alabama
  • Fatal accident count12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents25
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:2
  • Fatalities14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents36
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Alabama average
  • Fatal accident count10296
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents15457
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons3190
  • Fatalities11468
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents25551
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents830
See more detailed statistics of Sanford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 7.6mTotal length
  • $2,284,000Total costs
  • 830Total average daily traffic
  • 30Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,093Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sanford, AL
  • 79.0%Electricity
  • 12.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.1%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sanford, AL
  • 74.1%Electricity
  • 25.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Sanford compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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