Sanford is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 30,615, it is the 34th largest city in North Carolina and the 1264th largest city in the United States. Sanford is currently growing at a rate of 1.15% annually and its population has increased by 8.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,094 in 2010. Spanning over 29 miles, Sanford has a population density of 1,053 people per square mile.
The average household income in Sanford is $61,243 with a poverty rate of 18.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $734 per month, and the median house value is $136,800. The median age in Sanford is 34.3 years, 33.7 years for males, and 34.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.9 males.