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Sanford city, North Carolina

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Table

Sanford city, North Carolina
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
30,678
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
30,678
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
30,227
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
1.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 30,261
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 28,094
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
28.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
12.6%
Female persons, percent
52.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
61.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
27.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
5.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
27.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
41.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 1,656
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 12.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 52.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $144,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,211
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $412
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $780
Building permits, 2021 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 10,202
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.84
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 86.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 25.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 87.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 69.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 81.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 21.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 10.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
15.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 63.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 60.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 96,488
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 255,676
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,145
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 771,312
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $26,227
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 24.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $47,017
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $23,371
Persons in poverty, percent
20.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X
Total employment, 2020 X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 X
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 849
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 467
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 119
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 158
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 522
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 592
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,032.6
Population per square mile, 2010 1,048.8
Land area in square miles, 2020 29.31
Land area in square miles, 2010 26.79
FIPS Code 3759280
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

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The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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