Sanford, Florida Population 2020

61,115

Sanford is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 61,115, it is the 49th largest city in Florida and the 621st largest city in the United States. Sanford is currently growing at a rate of 0.89% annually and its population has increased by 14.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 53,570 in 2010. Spanning over 27 miles, Sanford has a population density of 2,617 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sanford is $58,032 with a poverty rate of 19.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,094 per month, and the median house value is $133,800. The median age in Sanford is 34.2 years, 33.4 years for males, and 35 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.7 males.

Sanford Demographics

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

  • White: 58.45%
  • Black or African American: 28.36%
  • Two or more races: 4.33%
  • Other race: 4.31%
  • Asian: 4.27%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Sanford, Florida is 61,115, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 60,035.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 53,570.

Sanford, Florida Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,693,05060,0402.23%
20192,633,01060,0502.28%
20182,572,96060,0402.33%
20172,512,92059,9302.38%
20162,452,99065,4402.67%
20152,387,55062,6602.62%
20142,324,89054,4102.34%
20132,270,48044,7001.97%
20122,225,78049,8202.24%
20112,175,96036,7601.69%
20102,139,2000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White34,40458.45%
Black or African American16,69428.36%
Two or More Races2,5484.33%
Some Other Race2,5354.31%
Asian2,5134.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native1630.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.01%

Sanford Population Pyramid 2020

Sanford Median Age

34.2


Total

33.4


Male

35


Female

Sanford Adults

There are 43,947 adults, (7,053 of whom are seniors) in Sanford.

Sanford Age Dependency

59.5

Age Dependency Ratio

19.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Sanford Sex Ratio

Female

30,386

51.62%

Male

28,476

48.38%

Sanford Households and Families

Sanford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sanford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married63.6%36.4%
All50.6%49.4%
Non Family47.4%52.6%
Female35.4%64.6%
Male32%68%

50.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,8742.7650.6
Married8,0893.4663.6
Non Family7,7631.3547.4
Female3,8893.8435.4
Male1,1333.732

3.46

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sanford Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2683.24%
9th to 12th Grade2,4816.34%
High School Graduate12,61132.23%
Some College8,57921.93%
Associates Degree5,20013.29%
Bachelors Degree6,88517.60%
Graduate Degree2,1045.38%

Sanford Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,16017,0294,803
Black10,3088,9171,439
Hispanic8,6777,5671,717
Asian1,7251,559812
Other Race1,5321,341236
Multiple Races918906206
Native American15614278
Islander5

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 98.69%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 50.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,256$35,716$28,807
Less Than High School$26,287$27,154$20,063
High School Grad$26,463$29,483$25,396
Some College$31,895$34,515$30,000
Bachelors Degree$41,922$51,728$37,771
Graduate Degree$48,967$62,936$41,518

$32,256

Average Earnings

$35,716

Average Male

$28,807

Average Female

Sanford Language

Sanford Language by Age

Sanford Language

73.60% of Sanford residents speak only English, while 26.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.62% of the population.

Sanford Poverty

Sanford Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,2543,48414.98%
Black16,2673,41420.99%
Hispanic15,0443,37222.41%
Multiple2,52989235.27%
Asian2,51370928.21%
Other2,53553321.03%
Native1633320.25%
Islander55100.00%

19.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.14%

Male Poverty Rate

21.44%

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 14.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.61%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.38%
High School15.20%
Some College13.82%
Bachelors or Greater10.78%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.81%
Male Unemployed31.06%
Female Employed9.93%
Male Employed5.75%

Sanford Income

Sanford Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,733$58,032
Families$50,215$62,822
Married Families$66,917-
Non Families$31,751$42,085

Sanford Marital Status

Sanford Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.9%

Male Marriage Rate

38.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Sanford Married by Age and Sex

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

Sanford Veterans

3,290

Number of Veterans

2,969

Male Veterans

321

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,069
First Gulf War814
Second Gulf War681
Korea191
World War II124
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2708.35%
Black8267.17%
Hispanic3583.44%
Asian1145.75%
2 or More393.33%
Other271.50%
Indian148.59%

$Sanford Veterans by Education

8.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sanford Employment Status

64.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Sanford 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

46.26%

Born in Florida

87.55%

Native Born

12.45%

Foreign Born

6.97%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

87.55% of Sanford residents were born in the United States, with 46.26% having been born in Florida. 6.97% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202061,1155400.89%
201960,5755400.90%
201860,0355981.01%
201759,4375400.92%
201658,8976461.11%
201558,2516271.09%
201457,6241,3642.42%
201356,2601,3482.45%
201254,9125611.03%
201154,3514030.75%
201053,94815,6573.49%
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%