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Sanford Micro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Sanford Area is 59,096. The Sanford Area population density is 228.13 people per square mile, which is higher than the state average density of 181.17 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Sanford Area is white, which represent 68.34% of the total population. The average Sanford Area education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 59,096. #517

Population Density, #134

Sanford Area
228.13 per square mile
North Carolina
181.17 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:40,384 (68.34%, #739)
Black:11,385 (19.27%, #140)
Hispanic:11,258 (19.05%, #139)
Asian:696 (1.18%, #375)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):415 (0.70%, #286)
One Race, Other:4,743 (8.03%, see rank)
Two or More Races:1,473 (2.49%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:6,838 (60.74%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:502 (4.46%, see rank)
Cuban:62 (0.55%, see rank)
Central American:2,619 (23.26%, see rank)
South American:534 (4.74%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:41 (5.89%, see rank)
Chinese:262 (37.64%, see rank)
Filipino:183 (26.29%, see rank)
Japanese:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Korean:76 (10.92%, see rank)
Vietnamese:87 (12.50%, see rank)
Asian, Other:47 (6.75%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

49,692 (84.09%) out of the total population of 59,096 reported first ancestry.

 Sanford Area% of the Total PopulationNorth CarolinaU.S.
Arab1200.20%, see rank0.34%0.56%
Czech480.08%, see rank0.18%0.47%
Danish1110.19%, see rank0.15%0.42%
Dutch2860.48%, see rank1.07%1.40%
English5,5789.44%, see rank9.75%8.02%
French8271.40%, see rank2.02%3.34%
German4,2567.20%, see rank10.69%15.03%
Greek1350.23%, see rank0.28%0.41%
Hungarian1960.33%, see rank0.26%0.46%
Irish4,0656.88%, see rank8.88%10.80%
Italian1,0111.71%, see rank3.06%5.52%
Norwegian950.16%, see rank0.46%1.42%
Polish8711.47%, see rank1.39%3.01%
Portuguese500.08%, see rank0.16%0.44%
Russian2860.48%, see rank0.43%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1,7582.97%, see rank2.68%0.99%
Scottish1,8313.10%, see rank2.46%1.72%
Subsaharan African650.11%, see rank1.00%0.95%
Swedish2060.35%, see rank0.55%1.27%
Swiss120.02%, see rank0.17%0.30%
Ukrainian130.02%, see rank0.17%0.31%
American7,50212.69%, see rank12.51%7.12%
Welsh1450.25%, see rank0.52%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 28,919 (48.94%, see rank)
Females: 30,177 (51.06%, see rank)

Sanford Area
Male: 48.94%
Female: 51.06%
North Carolina
Male: 48.72%
Female: 51.28%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Sanford Area
37.30 years old
North Carolina
37.80 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Sanford Area
36.20 years old
North Carolina
36.30 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Sanford Area
39.20 years old
North Carolina
39.20 years old
38.80 years old

 Sanford Area% of the Total PopulationNorth CarolinaU.S.
Under 5 years4,1627.04%, see rank6.34%6.36%
5 to 9 years4,4037.45%, see rank6.56%6.51%
10 to 14 years4,1457.01%, see rank6.65%6.59%
15 to 19 years3,9286.65%, see rank6.71%6.85%
20 to 24 years3,6236.13%, see rank7.13%7.13%
25 to 34 years7,45712.62%, see rank12.99%13.47%
35 to 44 years7,63812.92%, see rank13.50%12.96%
45 to 54 years8,10313.71%, see rank14.02%14.09%
55 to 64 years7,17112.13%, see rank12.30%12.29%
65 to 74 years4,7878.10%, see rank8.00%7.64%
75 to 84 2,7204.60%, see rank4.19%4.25%
85 years and over9591.62%, see rank1.61%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Sanford AreaNorth CarolinaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population38,835, 100%6,495,047209,056,129
Less Than High School7,200, 18.54%, see rank14.59%13.67%
High School Graduate10,779, 27.76%, see rank26.86%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree13,023, 33.53%, see rank30.76%29.09%
Bachelor Degree6,000, 15.45%, see rank18.24%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree1,833, 4.72%, see rank9.55%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.88, see rank13.4313.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Sanford Area North CarolinaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten1,72384.91%15.09%71.10%28.90%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)6,81692.05%, see rank7.95%, see rank90.90%9.10%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)3,27594.78%, see rank5.22%, see rank92.04%7.96%90.60%9.40%
College2,57185.57%, see rank14.43%, see rank82.15%17.85%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School26581.13%, see rank18.87%, see rank65.79%34.21%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Sanford AreaNorth CarolinaU.S.
Total Households21,239, 100%3,742,514116,211,092
Average Household Size2.73, see rank2.542.63
1 Person Households5,464, 25.73%, see rank27.90%27.57%
2 or More Person Households15,775, 74.27%, see rank72.10%72.43%
Family Households (Families)14,805, 69.71%, see rank66.40%66.22%
Average Family Size3.39, see rank3.183.32
Married-Couple Family10,759, 50.66%, see rank48.20%48.42%
Nonfamily Households6,434, 30.29%, see rank33.60%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Sanford Area%North CarolinaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total46,386see rank7,844,445252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over22,445100%, see rank3,778,356123,281,364
Never Married7,57833.76%, see rank33.73%35.77%
Married12,28754.74%, see rank54.33%52.04%
Widowed5912.63%, see rank2.62%2.57%
Divorced1,9898.86%, see rank9.32%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over23,941100%, see rank4,066,089129,692,771
Never Married5,84024.39%, see rank27.90%29.48%
Married12,42451.89%, see rank50.44%49.19%
Widowed2,78911.65%, see rank9.64%9.16%
Divorced2,88812.06%, see rank12.02%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Sanford Area%North CarolinaU.S.
Native52,38488.64%, see rank92.40%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence36,25961.36%, see rank57.79%58.73%
Born in Different State15,28625.87%, see rank33.52%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
8391.42%, see rank1.08%1.42%
Foreign Born6,71211.36%, see rank7.60%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship1,5692.66%, see rank2.46%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship5,1438.70%, see rank5.14%7.09%
Born In Europe3870.65%, see rank0.81%1.53%
Born In Asia5270.89%, see rank1.85%3.82%
Born In Africa70.01%, see rank0.46%0.55%
Born In Oceania20.00%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America5,7459.72%, see rank4.28%6.83%
Born In Northern America440.07%, see rank0.17%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Sanford Area%North CarolinaU.S.
English17,98584.68%, see rank89.22%79.39%
Spanish2,80213.19%, see rank6.56%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages2451.15%, see rank2.13%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages2010.95%, see rank1.55%3.36%
Other60.03%, see rank0.54%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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