Sanford, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Sanford, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Sanford had a population of 58,104 as of July 1, 2016. Sanford ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sanford is located at latitude 28.7894 and longitude -81.2756 in Seminole County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sanford (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.03 sq. miles and a water area of 3.53 sq. miles. Seminole County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The City of Sanford (GNIS ID: 2405418) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Sanford is located within Sanford CCD of Seminole County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sanford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sanford: Fort Mellon, Mellonville.


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Sanford, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 58,104
Population in Households 56,961
Population in Familes 44,345
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,143
Population Density1 2,523
Diversity Index2 74
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 21,421
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 13,572
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 24,320 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,855 (40.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,566 (47.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,899 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $131,957
Average Home Value $161,113
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,683
Average Household Income $53,200
Per Capita Income $20,588
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.28% 1.3%
Households 0.99% 1.25%
Families 0.88% 1.1%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Sanford, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sanford to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 58 94th
Population Density1 # 301 67th
Diversity Index2 # 97 89th
Median Household Income # 583 37th
Per Capita Income # 639 31st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.