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Sanford, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Sanford had a population of 58,289 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sanford: Fort Mellon, Mellonville.

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Sanford, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 58,289
Daytime Population: Workers 34,999
Daytime Population: Residents 31,923
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 66,922
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 57,146
Population in Familes 44,453
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,143
Population Density2 2,531
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $42,370
Average Household Income $55,366
Per Capita Income $21,627


Total Housing Units 24,374 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,055 (41.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,674 (47.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,645 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $139,891
Average Home Value $166,766


Total Households 21,729
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 13,789
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.15% 1.14%
Households 1.05% 1.11%
Families 0.98% 1.0%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

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, 2017 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 # 60 94th
Population Density # 307 67th
Diversity Index # 96 90th
Median Household Income # 587 36th
Per Capita Income # 643 30th

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