Sanford, Maine Population 2020

21,335

Sanford is a city located in Maine. With a 2020 population of 21,335, it is the 7th largest city in Maine and the 1759th largest city in the United States. Sanford is currently growing at a rate of 0.36% annually and its population has increased by since the most recent census, which recorded a population of in 2010. Spanning over 49 miles, Sanford has a population density of 446 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sanford is $61,448 with a poverty rate of 15.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $851 per month, and the median house value is $171,200. The median age in Sanford is 40.1 years, 39.4 years for males, and 40.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.8 males.

Sanford Demographics

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

  • White: 93.64%
  • Asian: 2.57%
  • Two or more races: 2.35%
  • Native American: 0.68%
  • Black or African American: 0.50%
  • Other race: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Sanford, Maine is 21,335, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 21,183.

Sanford, Maine Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,67893.64%
Asian5402.57%
Two or More Races4942.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native1430.68%
Black or African American1050.50%
Some Other Race450.21%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander100.05%

Sanford Population Pyramid 2020

Sanford Median Age

40.1


Total

39.4


Male

40.8


Female

Sanford Adults

There are 16,305 adults, (3,641 of whom are seniors) in Sanford.

Sanford Age Dependency

65.9

Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Sanford Sex Ratio

Female

11,253

53.55%

Male

9,762

46.45%

Sanford Households and Families

Sanford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sanford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.9%19.1%
All60.1%39.9%
Female45.3%54.7%
Non Family43.8%56.2%
Male37.3%62.7%

60.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,7912.3560.1
Married3,8833.0680.9
Non Family3,4981.2343.8
Female1,0513.0945.3
Male3593.3337.3

2.98

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

10.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sanford Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4853.32%
9th to 12th Grade7885.39%
High School Graduate5,69138.91%
Some College3,19421.84%
Associates Degree1,60310.96%
Bachelors Degree2,07614.19%
Graduate Degree7895.39%

Sanford Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,68412,5202,651
Asian389342107
Multiple Races26223821
Hispanic18417657
Black635618
Native American341111
Other Race282010
Islander1010

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 other race people with a rate of 35.71%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,868$42,728$28,932
Less Than High School$30,469$33,981$20,938
High School Grad$30,379$41,347$23,879
Some College$33,822$42,345$30,589
Bachelors Degree$38,750$50,156$33,590
Graduate Degree$53,750$72,568$43,600

$33,868

Average Earnings

$42,728

Average Male

$28,932

Average Female

Sanford Language

Sanford Language by Age

Sanford Language

91.67% of Sanford residents speak only English, while 8.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.85% of the population.

Sanford Poverty

Sanford Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,0872,95615.49%
Multiple49415330.97%
Native1436142.66%
Hispanic2384719.75%
Asian540122.22%

15.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.47%

Male Poverty Rate

16.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sanford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sanford is Native, with 42.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sanford is Asian, with 2.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.74%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.48%
Some College14.27%
High School13.25%
Bachelors or Greater4.76%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed46.89%
Female Unemployed25.09%
Female Employed8.21%
Male Employed4.18%

Sanford Income

Sanford Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,642$61,448
Families$66,743$74,401
Married Families$77,911-
Non Families$29,574$38,058

Sanford Marital Status

Sanford Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.6%

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

2,007

Number of Veterans

1,823

Male Veterans

184

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam579
Second Gulf War415
First Gulf War358
Korea106
World War II86
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,86212.18%
2 or More8929.57%
Hispanic3417.44%
Asian306.51%
Black1520.27%
Indian117.69%

$Sanford Veterans by Education

6.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sanford Employment Status

63.6%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

6%

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

57.60%

Born in Maine

96.36%

Native Born

3.64%

Foreign Born

0.83%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.36% of Sanford residents were born in the United States, with 57.60% having been born in Maine. 0.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202021,335760.36%
201921,259760.36%
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%