Sanford, Maine

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Population in 2022: 22,266 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +119.7%
Males: 10,612  (47.7%)
Females: 11,654  (52.3%)
Median resident age:

39.1 years
Maine median age:

45.1 years

Zip codes: 04073, 04083.

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Estimated median household income in 2022: $73,817 (it was $29,881 in 2000)
Sanford:

$73,817
ME:

$69,543

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $36,030 (it was $16,002 in 2000)

Sanford CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $280,818 (it was $88,500 in 2000)
Sanford:

$280,818
ME:

$290,600

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $257,330; detached houses: $253,603; townhouses or other attached units: $245,094; in 2-unit structures: $245,573; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $353,928; mobile homes: $171,875

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,055.

March 2022 cost of living index in Sanford: 110.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 11.1%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Sanford, ME (2022)
    • 19,90588.8%White alone
    • 1,1095.0%Two or more races
    • 6442.9%Hispanic
    • 4982.2%Asian alone
    • 3691.6%Black alone
    • 30.01%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there were 42 registered sex offenders living in Sanford, Maine as of July 14, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sanford is 498 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Sanford by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
20
(94.4)
15
(72.1)
22
(105.8)
26
(124.3)
19
(90.9)
23
(110.3)
14
(66.9)
24
(114.8)
19
(90.6)
22
(104.5)
15
(70.6)
11
(51.7)
16
(75.1)
28
(125.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
14
(66.1)
7
(33.7)
8
(38.5)
16
(76.5)
12
(57.4)
13
(62.4)
8
(38.2)
4
(19.1)
8
(38.2)
9
(42.7)
9
(42.4)
7
(32.9)
1
(4.7)
1
(4.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
25
(118.0)
20
(96.2)
26
(125.0)
22
(105.1)
39
(186.5)
41
(196.7)
27
(129.0)
30
(143.4)
21
(100.2)
24
(113.9)
19
(89.5)
17
(79.9)
23
(108.0)
15
(67.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
132
(623.1)
158
(759.7)
124
(596.3)
144
(688.2)
135
(645.5)
130
(623.6)
113
(539.7)
89
(425.6)
69
(329.2)
76
(360.8)
109
(513.4)
62
(291.5)
37
(173.7)
38
(170.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
523
(2,469)
635
(3,053)
655
(3,150)
618
(2,953)
642
(3,070)
582
(2,792)
583
(2,785)
595
(2,845)
483
(2,304)
469
(2,227)
456
(2,148)
483
(2,271)
446
(2,094)
469
(2,102)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
32
(151.1)
38
(182.7)
21
(101.0)
32
(152.9)
26
(124.3)
23
(110.3)
27
(129.0)
28
(133.9)
12
(57.2)
23
(109.2)
13
(61.2)
20
(94.0)
28
(131.5)
28
(125.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(23.6)
3
(14.4)
3
(14.4)
12
(57.3)
8
(38.3)
6
(28.8)
5
(23.9)
3
(14.3)
2
(9.5)
5
(23.7)
4
(18.8)
6
(28.2)
2
(9.4)
2
(9.0)
City-Data.com crime index273.4276.9297.0321.9305.1310.4250.2280.5223.8251.7213.9186.0189.5230.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Sanford, ME

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 42 (38 officers - 34 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Maine average:

1.71
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Sanford, ME City Guides:

Ancestries: French Canadian (18.4%), English (13.1%), American (11.0%), Irish (9.9%), French (9.5%), Italian (3.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/27/1768

Elevation: 304 feet

Land area: 5.12 square miles.

Population density: 4,346 people per square mile   (average).

Sanford, Maine map

685 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe, 1.1% Asia, 0.5% North America).

This place:

3.1%
Maine:

3.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $3,622 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $3,468 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (29.7 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (79.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (239.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Springvale, ME (1.4 miles ),
Alfred, ME (2.0 miles ),
South Sanford, ME (2.0 miles ),
Lebanon, ME (2.8 miles ),
Lyman, ME (2.8 miles ),
Shapleigh, ME (2.9 miles ),
North Berwick, ME (3.1 miles ),
West Kennebunk, ME (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 43.44 N, Longitude: 70.77 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,674 (-11.9%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 3,564 (32.8%)

Area code: 207

Distribution of median household income in Sanford, ME in 2022
Distribution of house value in Sanford, ME in 2022
Sanford satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 42 buildings, average cost: $279,400
  • 2021: 43 buildings, average cost: $220,800
  • 2020: 56 buildings, average cost: $193,600
  • 2019: 17 buildings, average cost: $206,000
  • 2018: 32 buildings, average cost: $187,300
  • 2017: 19 buildings, average cost: $194,500
  • 2016: 14 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2015: 18 buildings, average cost: $184,500
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $140,400
  • 2013: 13 buildings, average cost: $135,800
  • 2012: 14 buildings, average cost: $170,200
  • 2011: 13 buildings, average cost: $160,800
  • 2010: 23 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 2009: 24 buildings, average cost: $135,600
  • 2008: 29 buildings, average cost: $139,100
  • 2007: 44 buildings, average cost: $183,900
  • 2006: 74 buildings, average cost: $185,900
  • 2005: 75 buildings, average cost: $198,800
  • 2004: 75 buildings, average cost: $167,000
  • 2003: 75 buildings, average cost: $149,400
  • 2002: 86 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 2001: 82 buildings, average cost: $94,200
  • 2000: 68 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 1999: 53 buildings, average cost: $110,400
  • 1998: 34 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 1997: 21 buildings, average cost: $78,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Sanford, ME residents
Average permit cost in Sanford, ME
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.1%
Maine:

3.4%
Historical population in Sanford, ME
Historical housing units in Sanford, ME
Most common industries in Sanford, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Computer & electronic products (7.2%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.2%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (10.4%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Social assistance (6.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Public administration (2.8%)
Most common occupations in Sanford, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.6%)
  • Cashiers (3.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.4%)
  • Cashiers (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)

Average climate in Sanford, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Sanford, Maine environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 48.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.8
U.S.:

72.6
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 6.72. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.72
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 3.84. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.84
U.S.:

1.51
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2023 was 29.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.7
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Sanford-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Maine state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/10/1966, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.8 miles away from the Sanford place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 34.0 miles away from the place center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sanford-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Maine state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 12.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 163.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 41.7 miles away from Sanford center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 181.9 miles away from 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) earthquake occurred 163.5 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 59.0 miles away from Sanford 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 (31) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 23
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 21, Storms: 16, Winter Storms: 6, Snows: 5, Winds: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sanford topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Sanford:

  • HENRIETTA D GOODALL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 25 JUNE STREET)
  • GREENWOOD CENTER (1142 MAIN ST)
  • MAINE STAY NURSING HOME (965 MAIN ST)
  • SANFORD HEALTH CARE FACILITY (863 MAIN ST)
  • THE NEWTON CTR FOR REHAB AND NUR (35 JULY STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Sanford:

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Amtrak stations near Sanford:

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

College/University in Sanford:

  • Seacoast Career Schools-Sanford Campus (Full-time enrollment: 321; Location: One Eagle Dr Ste 1; Private, for-profit; Website: www.seacoastcareerschools.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sanford:

  • University of New England (about 20 miles; Biddeford, ME; Full-time enrollment: 4,539)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 23 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 15,243)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 30 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 31 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 31 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 41 miles; Concord, NH; FT enrollment: 2,865)
  • Southern New Hampshire University (about 45 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 16,552)

Public high school in Sanford:

Public elementary/middle schools in Sanford:

Private elementary/middle school in Sanford:

  • ST THOMAS CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL (Students: 140, Location: 69 NORTH AVE, Grades: PK-6)
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Library in Sanford:

  • GOODALL MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $851,870; Location: 952 MAIN STREET; 66,862 books; 2,181 audio materials; 2,024 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 106 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sanford: Sanford Fire Department Roseville Training Facility (A), Louis B Goodall Memorial Library (B), Sanford Fire Department Central Station (C), Sanford Town Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Mid-Town Mall Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Sanford include: First Baptist Church (A), First Church of Christ Scientist (B), North Parish Congregational Church (C), Saint Georges Church (D), Saint Ignatius Church (E), Unitarian Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Ignatius Cemetery (1), Oakdale Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Number One Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Goodall Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Sanford include: Gowen Park (1), Goodall Park (2), Downtown Center Park (3), Carpentier Park (4), Benton Playground (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Allen Laurence C Lawyer (279 Main Street), Oakwood Inn and Motel (945 Main Street), Super 8 Motel (1892 Main Street Route 109).

Court: Maine State - Courts- District Court- Springvale (447 Main Street).

Birthplace of: Joe Riggs - Martial artist, Michael Richard Cote - Auxiliary Bishop of Portland, Frank Augustus Allen - Politician, Peter Kostis - Golf instructor.

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

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

SANFORD WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 14,025, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-14-2007), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-14-2007), St Public Notif received (2 times from NOV-05-2007 to NOV-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-20-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-20-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-04-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-17-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-17-2006), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-19-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-16-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-11-2006)
ALFRED WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 690, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-18-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-10-2012)
SANFORD COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 480, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
APACHE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 375, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
HANNAS TAVERN (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-17-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-17-2005), St Public Notif received (APR-24-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-02-2012)
  • 20 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SPECTATORS SPORTS BAR (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 20 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
LYMAN DUNKIN DONUTS (Population served: 171, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-29-2005), St Public Notif received (2 times from AUG-25-2005 to AUG-25-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-01-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-01-2005), St Public Notif received (2 times from JUL-13-2005 to JUL-13-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
PLEASANT RIVER LUMBER-SANFORD (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • YELLOWSTONE PARK (Population served: 328, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ESTES LAKE MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 172, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

60.7%
Whole state:

62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

11.2%
Whole state:

9.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Sanford in 2010:

  • 208 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 34 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 14 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Sanford in 2000:

  • 112 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 62 people in nursing homes
  • 21 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 15 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Sanford (2011 data):

  • Sanford Institution for Savings: Sanford Institution For Savings at 900 Main Street, branch established on 1933/11/01; Sanford Branch at 1449 Main Street, branch established on 1995/08/14. Info updated 2010/01/06: Bank assets: $433.1 mil, Deposits: $320.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Sis Bancorp, Mhc
  • Bank of America, National Association: South Sanford Branch at 1364 Main Street, branch established on 1970/02/23. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • People's United Bank: Sanford Branch at 389 Main Street, branch established on 1996/09/05. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Sanford Branch at 1237 Main Street, branch established on 1971/07/15. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Kennebunk Savings Bank: South Sanford Branch at 470 Main Street, branch established on 1999/03/22. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $821.4 mil, Deposits: $660.6 mil, headquarters in Kennebunk, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Sanford:

Marital status in Sanford, ME
  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 47.2%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

For population 25 years and over in Sanford:

  • High school or higher: 91.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Maine average:

10.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Sanford
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sanford, ME (based on York County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
York County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

12.53 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
York County:

7.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
York County:

24.0%
Maine:

25.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Sanford:

52.1%
Maine:

53.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.7%
State:

52.9%

Average BMI:
Sanford:

28.8
State:

28.3

People feeling badly about themselves:
Sanford:

20.0%
Maine:

19.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sanford:

11.3%
Maine:

8.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

34.0%
Maine:

34.3%

General health condition:
Here:

58.3%
Maine:

60.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.3%
Maine:

79.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sanford, ME Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 472$2,176,384$55,33247$49,806
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 85$318,219$44,92529$42,249
Firefighters 52$325,872$75,2010$0
Police Protection - Officers 34$230,379$81,3100$0
Other and Unallocable 29$207,293$85,7762$2,050
Other Government Administration 18$98,855$65,9031$517
Streets and Highways 16$88,917$66,6880$0
Financial Administration 8$47,558$71,3371$1,448
Parks and Recreation 6$30,066$60,1322$709
Police - Other 4$17,484$52,4526$2,254
Airports 3$22,772$91,0880$0
Solid Waste Management 2$10,323$61,9380$0
Fire - Other 2$10,447$62,6820$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$9,296$111,5520$0
Welfare 1$5,443$65,3160$0
Totals for Government 733$3,599,306$58,92588$99,033

Sanford government finances - Expenditure in 2021 (per resident):

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $13,607,000 ($611.11)
    General - Other: $3,577,000 ($160.65)
    Regular Highways: $2,963,000 ($133.07)
    Natural Resources - Other: $22,000 ($0.99)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $48,986,000 ($2200.04)
    Health - Other: $6,651,000 ($298.71)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,977,000 ($178.61)
    Police Protection: $3,568,000 ($160.24)
    General - Other: $3,193,000 ($143.40)
    Regular Highways: $2,521,000 ($113.22)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,455,000 ($65.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,077,000 ($48.37)
    Financial Administration: $643,000 ($28.88)
    Libraries: $608,000 ($27.31)
    Central Staff Services: $488,000 ($21.92)
    General Public Buildings: $301,000 ($13.52)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $256,000 ($11.50)
    Public Welfare - Other: $229,000 ($10.28)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $105,000 ($4.72)
    Air Transportation: $89,000 ($4.00)
    Transit Utilities: $17,000 ($0.76)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $274,000 ($12.31)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $13,000 ($0.58)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,789,000 ($170.17)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,710,000 ($1199.59)

Sanford government finances - Revenue in 2021 (per resident):

  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $113,000 ($5.08)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $21,000 ($0.94)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $14,000 ($0.63)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $3,279,000 ($147.26)
    Education: $10,000 ($0.45)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $953,000 ($42.80)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,290,000 ($57.94)
    Interest Earnings: $501,000 ($22.50)
    Donations From Private Sources: $196,000 ($8.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $47,136,000 ($2116.95)
    General Local Government Support: $5,513,000 ($247.60)
    Other: $1,225,000 ($55.02)
    Highways: $1,071,000 ($48.10)
  • Tax - Property: $37,973,000 ($1705.43)
    Other License: $5,086,000 ($228.42)
    Public Utilities Sales: $215,000 ($9.66)

Sanford government finances - Debt in 2021 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $156,617,000 ($7033.91)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $148,454,000 ($6667.30)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,163,000 ($366.61)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,025,000 ($46.03)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,025,000 ($46.03)

Sanford government finances - Cash and Securities in 2021 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,642,000 ($522.86)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,081,000 ($1126.43)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,025,000 ($46.03)
Businesses in Sanford, ME
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Lowe's1
AT&T1Marshalls1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Applebee's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1New Balance1
Burger King1Nissan1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Circle K2RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Shaw's1
Decora Cabinetry2Subway1
Domino's Pizza1Super 81
Dunkin Donuts4T-Mobile2
FedEx4Taco Bell1
GNC1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Jones New York1UPS2
KFC1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in 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)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WZAN (970 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, 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)
  • WASR (1420 AM; 5 kW; WOLFEBORO, NH; Owner: RADIO WOLFEBORO, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sanford:

  • WPHX-FM (92.1 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WSEW (88.5 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: WORD RADIO EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WUBB (95.3 FM; YORK CENTER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEX (106.5 FM; FARMINGTON, NH; Owner: WIMMEX, LLC)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLKZ (104.9 FM; WOLFEBORO, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WOKQ (97.5 FM; DOVER, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WQSO (96.7 FM; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCYY (94.3 FM; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRED (95.9 FM; SACO, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WBYY (98.7 FM; SOMERSWORTH, NH; Owner: GARRISON CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQEZ (104.7 FM; KENNEBUNKPORT, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WNHI (93.3 FM; BELMONT, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WSHK (105.3 FM; KITTERY, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBQQ (99.3 FM; KENNEBUNK, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around 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)
  • WENH-TV (Channel 11; DURHAM, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WPXT (Channel 51; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: HMW, INC.)
  • WPME (Channel 35; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Sanford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 12.8mTotal length
  • 40,583Total average daily traffic
  • 2,026Total average daily truck traffic
  • 57,184Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sanford, ME - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 21920-1929
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sanford, ME
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 61 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Sanford)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sanford, ME)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 72 (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: 11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 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 ORIGINATED24$148,64114$117,17271$133,5309$74,3111$256,9009$103,2271$59,420
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$113,7504$98,6356$168,5981$11,4500$03$98,6000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$128,0854$113,07833$162,8645$66,9661$168,9707$130,2501$39,970
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$239,0600$016$162,3910$00$01$125,5900$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$03$169,5200$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0302.01 , 0302.02, 0302.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$174,4802$207,680
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$118,640
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$93,1301$166,150
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: 0302.01 , 0302.02, 0302.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Sanford, ME
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Sanford, ME - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 87. The highest number of fires - 129 took place in 2007, and the least - 29 in 2016. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Sanford, ME When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (45.7%), and Outside Fires (36.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sanford, ME
    • 63445.7%Structure Fires
    • 51136.9%Outside Fires
    • 15311.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 886.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sanford, ME
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sanford, ME
  • 73.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.4%Wood
  • 4.6%Electricity
  • 3.8%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Utility gas
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sanford, ME
  • 54.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.8%Electricity
  • 13.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.3%Utility gas
  • 1.6%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel


Sanford compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Sanford on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 (04073) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French Canadian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
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