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Sanford is a town in York County, in the Portland metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for the children of settler John Sanford; another says it was named for Rhode Island Gov. Peleg Sanford
The latitude of Sanford is 43.439N. The longitude is -70.774W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 262 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 20,806.
Local business owners began traveling the Northeast, convincing new employers to move to the area. Life magazine called Sanford "the town that refused to die"
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sanford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the York County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 04027 ZIP code.
4% of Sanford residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sanford ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sanford was $16,951, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Sanford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sanford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $445. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $905.
Libraries in Sanford include Sanford - Goodall Memorial Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Sanford workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sanford between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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