Sanford, Maine Population 2019

Sanford, Maine's estimated population is 21,183 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Sanford, Maine is the 7th largest city in Maine based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 443.26 people/mi² (171.14 people/km²).

The overall median age is 40.4 years, 38.4 years for males, and 42.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.5 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.36 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Sanford, Maine is $45,563, while the mean household income is $59,224.

Sanford Me Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sanford Me was:

  • White: 93.69%
  • Asian: 2.80%
  • Two or more races: 2.24%
  • Black or African American: 0.55%
  • Native American: 0.48%
  • Other race: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%

How Many People Live in Sanford, Maine?

21,183
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201821,1831030.49%
201721,080760.36%
201621,004870.42%
201520,91760.03%
201420,911790.38%
201320,832-39-0.19%
201220,871290.14%
201120,842540.26%
201020,7880.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White19,599
Asian585
Two or More Races468
Black or African American116
American Indian and Alaska Native101
Some Other Race42
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander9

Sanford Me Population Pyramid 2019

Sanford Me Median Age

40.4


Total

38.4


Male

42.8


Female

Sanford Me Adults

There are 16,213 adults, (3,585 of whom are seniors) in Sanford Me.

Sanford Me Age Dependency

65.7

Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Sanford Me Sex Ratio

Female

10,979

52.48%

Male

9,941

47.52%

Sanford Me Households and Families

Sanford Me Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sanford Me Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.4%19.6%
All59.6%40.4%
Female47.2%52.8%
Non Family44.3%55.7%
Male38%62%

59.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,7202.3659.6
Married3,6753.0180.4
Non Family3,4221.2344.3
Female1,1913.2247.2
Male4323.3438

2.95

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

10.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sanford Me Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6234.32%
9th to 12th Grade8686.02%
High School Graduate5,56838.65%
Some College3,20422.24%
Associates Degree1,48710.32%
Bachelors Degree1,91413.29%
Graduate Degree7435.16%

Sanford Me Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,49812,1562,455
Asian410341106
Multiple Races20616910
Hispanic18716963
Black726213
Native American251010
Other Race24168
Islander99

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 40.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,003$40,845$27,360
Less Than High School$23,806$30,357$12,656
High School Grad$28,966$39,097$22,112
Some College$32,381$41,875$29,095
Bachelors Degree$38,670$44,291$36,067
Graduate Degree$51,359$70,144$43,430

$32,003

Average Earnings

$40,845

Average Male

$27,360

Average Female

Sanford Me Language

Sanford Me Language by Age

Sanford Me Language

91.22% of Sanford Me residents speak only English, while 8.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.22% of the population.

Sanford Me Poverty

Sanford Me Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,0433,32117.44%
Multiple46812226.07%
Hispanic2595119.69%
Native1013837.62%
Asian585122.05%

17.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.00%

Male Poverty Rate

19.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sanford Me

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sanford Me is Native, with 37.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sanford Me is Asian, with 2.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.87%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.05%
Some College15.13%
High School15.12%
Bachelors or Greater5.25%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.38%
Male Unemployed30.51%
Female Employed8.19%
Male Employed6.05%

Sanford Me Income

Sanford Me Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,563$59,224
Families$58,662$67,363
Married Families$73,720-
Non Families$27,135$42,361

Sanford Me Marital Status

Sanford Me Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Sanford Me Married by Age and Sex

Sanford Me Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Sanford Me Marital Status by Race

Sanford Me Veterans

1,870

Number of Veterans

1,700

Male Veterans

170

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam570
First Gulf War302
Second Gulf War302
Korea140
World War II98

Sanford Me Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,74311.43%
2 or More7026.42%
Hispanic3719.79%
Asian316.34%
Black1622.54%
Indian109.90%

Sanford Me Veterans by Education

5.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sanford Me Employment Status

64.1%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Sanford Me Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

58.33%

Born in Maine

96.37%

Native Born

3.63%

Foreign Born

0.78%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.37% of Sanford Me residents were born in the United States, with 58.33% having been born in Maine. 0.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.