Sanford, Florida Population 2021

64,130
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Sanford is a city located in Seminole County Florida. It is also the county seat of Seminole County. With a 2020 population of 64,130, it is the 46th largest city in Florida and the 600th largest city in the United States . Sanford is currently growing at a rate of 2.14% annually and its population has increased by 19.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 53,570 in 2010. Sanford reached it's highest population of 64,130 in 2021. Spanning over 27 miles, Sanford has a population density of 2,746 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sanford is $63,146 with a poverty rate of 19.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,110 per month, and the median house value is $156,600. The median age in Sanford is 34.9 years, 33.3 years for males, and 35.8 years for females.

Sanford Demographics

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

  • White: 56.05%
  • Black or African American: 29.35%
  • Other race: 6.33%
  • Asian: 4.10%
  • Two or more races: 3.83%
  • Native American: 0.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Sanford, Florida is 64,130 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 60,107.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 53,570.

Sanford, Florida Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20212,674,76033,3001.24%
20202,641,46033,3101.26%
20192,608,15033,3101.28%
20182,574,84057,0602.22%
20172,517,78062,2002.47%
20162,455,58067,0702.73%
20152,388,51064,1202.68%
20142,324,39054,2402.33%
20132,270,15044,5101.96%
20122,225,64049,5902.23%
20112,176,05036,8901.70%
20102,139,1600.00%

Sanford Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White33,46256.05%
Black or African American17,52229.35%
Some Other Race3,7816.33%
Asian2,4494.10%
Two or More Races2,2853.83%
American Indian and Alaska Native1970.33%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander40.01%
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Sanford Population by Race

Sanford Population Pyramid $2021

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Sanford Median Age

34.9


Total

33.3


Male

35.8


Female

Sanford Adults

There are 45,076 adults, (7,034 of whom are seniors) in Sanford.

Sanford Age Dependency

56.9

Age Dependency Ratio

18.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Sanford Sex Ratio

Female

30,512

51.11%

Male

29,188

48.89%

Sanford Population by Age

Sanford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sanford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married61.6%38.4%
All50%50%
Non Family47.2%52.8%
Male38.3%61.7%
Female34.1%65.9%

50.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sanford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,0672.6550
Married8,6893.3261.6
Non Family8,1091.3647.2
Female4,1503.5434.1
Male1,1193.538.3

3.29

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

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Sanford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4373.57%
9th to 12th Grade2,7106.72%
High School Graduate12,93732.10%
Some College8,81321.87%
Associates Degree5,12612.72%
Bachelors Degree7,11217.65%
Graduate Degree2,1705.38%
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Sanford Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sanford Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White17,97916,9145,040
Black10,9529,4151,500
Hispanic9,4418,0111,807
Other Race2,2121,901220
Asian1,7221,544693
2+ Races923917187
Native American19315888
Islander4

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 99.35%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 45.60%.

Sanford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,551$37,136$30,231
Less Than 9th Grade$25,816$26,820$20,179
High School Graduate$27,161$31,404$25,646
Some College$32,476$36,879$30,206
Bachelors Degree$44,312$53,510$41,472
Graduate Degree$54,688$77,978$44,250

$33,551

Average Earnings

$37,136

Average Male

$30,231

Average Female

Sanford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sanford Language by Age

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Sanford Language

71.98% of Sanford residents speak only English, while 28.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.02% of the population.

Sanford Language

Sanford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black17,1063,96923.20%
White22,6263,19914.14%
Hispanic15,9043,12619.66%
Multiple2,26274632.98%
Other3,78169518.38%
Asian2,44965926.91%
Native1976030.46%
Islander44100.00%

19.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.10%

Male Poverty Rate

21.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sanford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sanford is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sanford is White, with 14.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.44%.

Sanford Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.86%
High School15.61%
Some College13.40%
Bachelors or Greater9.06%

Sanford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed41.08%
Male Unemployed26.97%
Female Employed9.80%
Male Employed4.56%

Sanford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sanford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,217$63,146
Families$52,488$68,621
Married Families$69,616-
Non Families$32,937$46,911
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Income by Household Type

Sanford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.0%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Sanford Married by Age and Sex

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Sanford 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 35-44.

Sanford Marital Status by Race

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Sanford Marital Status

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3,313

Number of Veterans

2,936

Male Veterans

377

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,030
First Gulf War951
Second Gulf War746
Korea152
World War II99

Sanford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,113
65 to 74728
55 to 64699
75+450
18 to 34323

Sanford Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2468.36%
Black8597.04%
Hispanic3092.79%
Asian1125.66%
2+ Races413.54%
Other Race311.24%
Native American2412.18%

Sanford Veterans by Race

Sanford Veterans by Education

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9.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sanford Veterans by Education

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64.6%

Labor Force Participation

59.6%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Sanford Employment by Age

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Sanford Employment by Race

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Sanford Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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43.64%

Born in Sanford

86.06%

Native Born

13.94%

Foreign Born

7.76%

Non Citizen

6.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.06% of Sanford residents were born in the United States, with 43.64% having been born in Florida. 7.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sanford Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202164,1301,3412.14%
202062,7891,3412.18%
201961,4481,3412.23%
201860,1075650.95%
201759,5425740.97%
201658,9686791.16%
201558,2896461.12%
201457,6431,3602.42%
201356,2831,3462.45%
201254,9375601.03%
201154,3774060.75%
201053,97115,6803.49%
200038,2915,9041.69%
199032,3879,2113.40%
198023,1765,7832.91%
197017,393-1,782-0.97%
196019,1757,2404.86%
195011,9351,7181.57%
194010,2171170.12%
193010,1004,5126.10%
19205,5882,0184.58%
19103,5700.00%

Sanford Population by Year