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Sanford is a city in Lee County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for C.O. Sanford, railroad engineer
The latitude of Sanford is 35.479N. The longitude is -79.18W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 354 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,346.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sanford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lee 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 27330 ZIP code.
6% of Sanford residents report German ancestry, and 5% 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 $17,038, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Sanford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Sanford include Downtown Sanford Historic District, Hawkins Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Sanford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $384. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $903.
Libraries in Sanford include Jonesboro Branch Library, Lee County Library System ... View libraries
Newspapers in Sanford include Sanford Herald
Lee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sanford political report.
The average commute time for Sanford workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 14 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 6.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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