Sanford Metro Area

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  2. Sanford Metro Area Statistics
  3. Sanford Metro Area Property/Housing/Real Estate Information
  4. Sanford Metro Area Employment Information
  5. Sanford Metro Area Family Information
  6. Sanford Metro Area Education Information
  7. Sanford Metro Area Business Information
  8. Sanford Metro Area Public Benefits Information
  9. Sanford Metro Area Criminal Information
  10. Sanford Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  11. Sanford Metro Area Counties
  12. Sanford Metro Area Cities


Sanford Metro Area Legal Resources

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Sanford Metro Area Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 49,040
  • Land Area (2000): 666.304 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 5.357 square kilometers
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Houses (2000): 19,909

Sanford Metro Area Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 50,886 51.66%
 Rural, Farm 1,293 1.31%
 Rural, Non-farm 46,332 47.03%

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Sanford Metro Area Employment Information

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Sanford Metro Area Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 21,364 20,272 1,093 5.11% 51
1991 22,111 20,567 1,544 6.98% 70
1992 23,506 21,886 1,620 6.89% 69
1993 24,094 22,863 1,231 5.11% 51
1994 24,924 23,811 1,113 4.46% 45
1995 25,891 24,647 1,244 4.81% 48
1996 26,258 24,991 1,267 4.83% 48
1997 26,759 25,764 996 3.72% 37
1998 29,491 28,445 1,046 3.55% 35
1999 27,131 26,220 911 3.36% 34
2000 24,612 23,622 990 4.02% 40
2001 24,721 23,198 1,523 6.16% 62
2002 25,171 23,257 1,913 7.60% 76
2003 25,298 23,465 1,833 7.25% 73
2004 25,711 24,211 1,500 5.83% 58
2005 26,125 24,669 1,456 5.57% 56
2006 26,324 24,907 1,417 5.38% 54
2007 27,086 25,604 1,482 5.47% 55
2008 27,031 25,210 1,821 6.74% 67
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 26,822 25,256 1,566 5.84% 58
Feb 2008 26,889 25,251 1,638 6.09% 61
Mar 2008 26,867 25,339 1,528 5.69% 57
Apr 2008 26,566 25,043 1,523 5.73% 57
May 2008 26,754 24,975 1,779 6.65% 66
Jun 2008 27,052 25,173 1,879 6.95% 69
Jul 2008 27,537 25,416 2,121 7.70% 77
Aug 2008 27,345 25,249 2,096 7.67% 77
Sep 2008 27,443 25,184 2,259 8.23% 82
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Sanford Metro Area Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 3,368 13.59%
2. Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 1,168 4.71%
3. Food Manufacturing 1,096 4.42%
4. Accommodation and Food Services 1,006 4.06%
5. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 992 4.00%
6. Machinery Manufacturing 932 3.76%
7. Public Administration 790 3.19%
8. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 730 2.94%
9. Repair and Maintenance 718 2.90%
10. Health Care 712 2.87%
11. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 690 2.78%
12. Wood Manufacturing 652 2.63%
13. Chemical Manufacturing 650 2.62%
14. Educational Services 556 2.24%
15. Nonmetallic Mineral Manufacturing 550 2.22%
16. Metal Manufactuing 544 2.19%
17. Utilities 544 2.19%
18. Agriculture / Forestry / Fishing / Hunting 534 2.15%
19. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 512 2.07%
20. Finance and Insurance 468 1.89%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 3,094 14.57%
2. Educational Services 2,826 13.31%
3. Accommodation and Food Services 924 4.35%
4. Social Assistance 900 4.24%
5. Finance and Insurance 802 3.78%
6. Chemical Manufacturing 792 3.73%
7. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 752 3.54%
8. Food and Beverage Stores 744 3.50%
9. Machinery Manufacturing 698 3.29%
10. Food Manufacturing 654 3.08%
11. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 636 3.00%
12. Public Administration 628 2.96%
13. Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 588 2.77%
14. Metal Manufactuing 498 2.35%
15. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 490 2.31%
16. Electrical Equipment / Appliances / Components Manufacturing 446 2.10%
17. Construction 378 1.78%
18. Personal and Laundry Services 354 1.67%
19. Department and Other General Stores 338 1.59%
20. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 294 1.38%

Sanford Metro Area Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Production Occupations 2,310 9.32%
2. Other Installation / Maintenance 1,980 7.99%
3. Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 1,202 4.85%
4. Other Management Occupations 1,044 4.21%
5. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 936 3.78%
6. Vehicle Mechanics 934 3.77%
7. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 884 3.57%
8. Other Sales and Related Occupations 788 3.18%
9. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 742 2.99%
10. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 738 2.98%
11. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 658 2.65%
12. Other Construction Trades 646 2.61%
13. Carpenters 618 2.49%
14. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 562 2.27%
15. Assemblers and Fabricators 540 2.18%
16. Engineers 494 1.99%
17. Construction Laborers 472 1.90%
18. Supervisors / Construction and Extract 436 1.76%
19. Other Material Moving Workers 428 1.73%
20. Top Executives 422 1.70%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Other Production Occupations 1,752 8.25%
2. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 1,204 5.67%
3. Other Office and Admin Support 998 4.70%
4. Secretaries and Admins 960 4.52%
5. Other Management Occupations 780 3.67%
6. Other Sales and Related Occupations 776 3.65%
7. Registered Nurses 692 3.26%
8. Assemblers and Fabricators 654 3.08%
9. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 646 3.04%
10. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 620 2.92%
11. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 610 2.87%
12. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 602 2.84%
13. Textile / Apparel / Furnishings 558 2.63%
14. Health Technologists and Technicians 542 2.55%
15. Cashiers 538 2.53%
16. Accountants and Auditors 494 2.33%
17. Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 490 2.31%
18. Child Care Workers 478 2.25%
19. Business Operations Specialists 474 2.23%
20. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 466 2.19%

Sanford Metro Area Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 44,810 58.97%
15-35 hours 6,444 8.48%
1-14 hours 1,388 1.83%
No regular hours 23,347 30.72%

Sanford Metro Area Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 1,232 2.73%
5 AM-5:29 AM 1,632 3.61%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 2,181 4.83%
6 AM-6:29 AM 5,465 12.10%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 6,832 15.12%
7 AM-7:29 AM 6,780 15.01%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 7,757 17.17%
8 AM-8:29 AM 3,136 6.94%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 1,400 3.10%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 1,320 2.92%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 556 1.23%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 368 0.81%
Noon-3:59 PM 3,024 6.69%
4 PM-11:59 PM 3,490 7.73%

Sanford Metro Area Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 1,130 2.50%
5-9 5,071 11.23%
10-14 9,188 20.34%
15-19 8,368 18.52%
20-24 6,137 13.59%
25-29 1,838 4.07%
30-34 3,937 8.72%
35-39 966 2.14%
40-44 1,352 2.99%
45-59 3,427 7.59%
60-89 2,846 6.30%
At least 90 913 2.02%

Sanford Metro Area Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 148 0.33% 31,584 69.92%
30-44 6 0.01% 6,249 13.83%
45-59 20 0.04% 3,407 7.54%
At least 60 49 0.11% 3,710 8.21%

Sanford Metro Area Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 8 0.02%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 7,722 16.78%
 Car / truck / van, solo 36,042 78.32%
 Motorcycle 20 0.04%
 Other 524 1.14%
 Public transportation 223 0.48%
 Walked 634 1.38%
 Worked at home 846 1.84%

Sanford Metro Area Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Sanford Metro Area Family Information

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Households (2000): 37,008 (96,294 people)
Families (2000): 26,830 (82,054 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 10,804
People at same address in 1995: 52,015

Sanford Metro Area Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 3,944 10.61%
$10,000-$14,999 2,440 6.57%
$15,000-$19,999 2,398 6.45%
$20,000-$24,999 2,644 7.12%
$25,000-$29,999 2,428 6.53%
$30,000-$34,999 2,510 6.75%
$35,000-$39,999 2,555 6.88%
$40,000-$44,999 2,509 6.75%
$45,000-$49,999 1,904 5.12%
$50,000-$59,999 3,038 8.18%
$60,000-$74,999 3,714 9.99%
$75,000-$99,999 3,901 10.50%
$100,000-$124,999 1,654 4.45%
$125,000-$149,999 518 1.39%
$150,000-$199,999 440 1.18%
$200,000 or more 562 1.51%

Sanford Metro Area Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 4,338 23.49%
 Family, 2 people 5,722 30.99%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 582 3.15%
 Family, 3 people 3,231 17.50%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 87 0.47%
 Family, 4 people 2,625 14.22%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 50 0.27%
 Family, 5 people 1,050 5.69%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 22 0.12%
 Family, 6 people 434 2.35%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 12 0.06%
 Family, 7 or more people 299 1.62%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 14 0.08%

Sanford Metro Area Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 29,920 30.73%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 10,526 10.81%
Public Assistance 892 0.92%
Retirement 6,030 6.19%
Self Employment 4,237 4.35%
Social Security 10,103 10.38%
Supplemental Security 1,804 1.85%
Wage / Salary 28,837 29.61%
Other 5,025 5.16%

Sanford Metro Area Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 11,434 55.99%
 With children under 18 8,986 44.01%

Sanford Metro Area Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 3,262 8.64%
 Married 23,186 61.44%
 Never Married 10,418 27.61%
 Widowed 869 2.30%

Sanford Metro Area Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 3,744 9.43%
 Married 23,154 58.33%
 Never Married 7,976 20.09%
 Widowed 4,820 12.14%

Sanford Metro Area Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Sanford Metro Area Education Information

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Sanford Metro Area Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 6,972 9.51%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 11,954 16.31%
 High school diploma or equivalent 21,977 29.98%
 Some college, no degree 14,446 19.71%
 Associate degree 6,503 8.87%
 Bachelors degree 7,678 10.47%
 Graduate or professional degree 3,778 5.15%

Sanford Metro Area Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 786 1.60% 506 1.03% 1,292 2.63%
Kindergarten 1,281 2.61% 52 0.11% 1,333 2.72%
Grades 1-4 5,555 11.33% 540 1.10% 6,095 12.43%
Grades 5-8 5,407 11.03% 470 0.96% 5,877 11.98%
Grades 9-12 5,097 10.39% 558 1.14% 5,655 11.53%
Undergrad college 2,670 5.44% 384 0.78% 3,054 6.23%
Graduate or professional school 407 0.83% 106 0.22% 513 1.05%
Total 21,203 43.24% 2,616 5.33% 23,819 48.57%

Sanford Metro Area Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Sanford Metro Area Business Information

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Sanford Metro Area Businesses Changes By Year

Year  Business Births  Business Deaths
2003 132 125
2004 122 101

Sanford Metro Area Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Sanford Metro Area Public Benefits Information

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Sanford Metro Area Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 84,393 87.21%
 Below Poverty Level 12,380 12.79%

Sanford Metro Area Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Sanford Metro Area Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 340
Sanford Metro Area Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Sanford Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Sanford Metro Area Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 6,928 14.13%
10-19 Years 7,025 14.33%
20-29 Years 6,318 12.88%
30-39 Years 7,462 15.22%
40-49 Years 7,377 15.04%
50-59 Years 5,592 11.40%
60-69 Years 3,829 7.81%
70-79 Years 3,052 6.22%
80-89 Years 1,271 2.59%
90+ Years 186 0.38%

Sanford Metro Area Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 24,213 49.37%
 Female 24,827 50.63%

Sanford Metro Area Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 32,467 66.21%
 African-American 9,982 20.35%
 Hispanic/Latino 5,715 11.65%
 Asian 323 0.66%
 Multiracial 310 0.63%
 Amerindian 180 0.37%
 Other Race 45 0.09%
 Pacific Islander 18 0.04%

Sanford Metro Area Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. United States Or American 16,491 30.04%
2. English 8,702 15.85%
3. German 6,505 11.85%
4. Irish 5,881 10.71%
5. Scotch Irish 3,938 7.17%
6. Scottish 3,551 6.47%
7. Italian 1,910 3.48%
8. French Non-Basque 1,374 2.50%
9. Dutch 990 1.80%
10. African 703 1.28%

Sanford Metro Area Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 80,465 87.70%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 10,279 11.20%
3. French 190 0.21%
4. German 182 0.20%
5. Tagalog 108 0.12%
6. Greek 80 0.09%
7. Chinese 76 0.08%
8. Korean 72 0.08%
9. Portuguese / Portuguese Creole 54 0.06%
10. Vietnamese 50 0.05%

Sanford Metro Area Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 89,165 90.51%
 Naturalized immigrant 1,734 1.76%
 Not a citizen 7,612 7.73%

Sanford Metro Area Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Sanford Metro Area Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Sanford Metro Area Counties

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Alphabetical | By Population

Lee County    

Sanford Metro Area Cities

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