Sanford, Maine Population 2021

21,387
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Sanford is a city located in York County Maine. With a 2020 population of 21,387, it is the 7th largest city in Maine and the 1755th largest city in the United States . Sanford is currently growing at a rate of 0.38% annually and its population has increased by since the most recent census, which recorded a population of in 2010. Sanford reached it's highest population of 21,387 in 2021. Spanning over 49 miles, Sanford has a population density of 448 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sanford is $64,817 with a poverty rate of 13.90%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $901 per month, and the median house value is $183,800. The median age in Sanford is 40.5 years, 40.1 years for males, and 40.8 years for females.

Sanford Demographics

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

  • White: 93.20%
  • Asian: 2.49%
  • Two or more races: 2.28%
  • Black or African American: 0.97%
  • Native American: 0.74%
  • Other race: 0.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
The current population of Sanford, Maine is 21,387 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 21,141.

Sanford, Maine Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,64193.20%
Asian5242.49%
Two or More Races4812.28%
Black or African American2050.97%
American Indian and Alaska Native1560.74%
Some Other Race530.25%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander130.06%
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Sanford Population by Race

Sanford Population Pyramid $2021

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Sanford Median Age

40.5


Total

40.1


Male

40.8


Female

Sanford Adults

There are 16,349 adults, (3,559 of whom are seniors) in Sanford.

Sanford Age Dependency

64.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Sanford Sex Ratio

Female

11,172

53.02%

Male

9,901

46.98%

Sanford Population by Age

Sanford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sanford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.3%20.7%
All59.2%40.8%
Non Family45.2%54.8%
Female43.2%56.8%
Male41.3%58.7%

59.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sanford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,9082.3259.2
Married3,7483.0879.3
Non Family3,6721.2445.2
Female1,195343.2
Male2933.4241.3

2.94

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

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Sanford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4443.00%
9th to 12th Grade7725.21%
High School Graduate5,98240.40%
Some College3,11521.04%
Associates Degree1,62410.97%
Bachelors Degree2,06413.94%
Graduate Degree8065.44%
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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
White13,69012,5752,642
Asian382325113
2+ Races30729823
Hispanic23422465
Black14614617
Other Race382815
Native American351010
Islander1313

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 39.47%.

Sanford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,750$44,533$30,385
Less Than 9th Grade$30,256$31,635$25,096
High School Graduate$31,050$42,638$23,556
Some College$34,974$45,745$30,731
Bachelors Degree$42,667$51,250$36,023
Graduate Degree$57,155$74,583$45,417

$34,750

Average Earnings

$44,533

Average Male

$30,385

Average Female

Sanford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sanford Language by Age

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Sanford Language

90.97% of Sanford residents speak only English, while 9.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.33% of the population.

Sanford Language

Sanford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,8992,62313.88%
Multiple48111423.70%
Native1566742.95%
Hispanic3515716.24%
Asian49620.40%

13.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.33%

Male Poverty Rate

14.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sanford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sanford is Native, with 42.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sanford is Asian, with 0.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.07%.

Sanford Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.74%
High School12.52%
Some College11.85%
Bachelors or Greater2.79%

Sanford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed62.43%
Female Employed8.86%
Female Unemployed4.55%
Male Employed3.50%

Sanford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sanford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,513$64,817
Families$70,172$76,378
Married Families$83,269-
Non Families$31,987$44,233
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Income by Household Type

Sanford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.2%

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 55-64, 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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1,883

Number of Veterans

1,693

Male Veterans

190

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam568
Second Gulf War416
First Gulf War317
World War II97
Korea93

Sanford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74474
55 to 64400
35 to 54374
75+353
18 to 34282

Sanford Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,71011.26%
2+ Races12533.33%
Hispanic3211.76%
Black2013.70%
Asian184.08%
Native American106.41%

Sanford Veterans by Race

Sanford Veterans by Education

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6.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sanford Veterans by Education

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64.7%

Labor Force Participation

60.6%

Employment Rate

6.4%

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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55.63%

Born in Sanford

96.30%

Native Born

3.70%

Foreign Born

1.00%

Non Citizen

2.70%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.30% of Sanford residents were born in the United States, with 55.63% having been born in Maine. 1.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Sanford Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202121,387820.38%
202021,305820.39%
201921,223820.39%
201821,141780.37%
201721,063610.29%
201621,002850.41%
201520,91730.01%
201420,914790.38%
201320,835-39-0.19%
201220,874250.12%
201120,849590.28%
201020,7900.00%

Sanford Population by Year