Sanford, Colorado

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Sanford, Colorado

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High Points

Sanford strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Colorado):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 9% Sanford Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Sanford, Colorado

Comparing Sanford to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Colorado (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Racial Diversity 7 4
Senior Citizens 2 6
Female Share of the Population 2 4
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 5
People Above Poverty 2 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2
Median Family Income 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Short Commute Times 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 7
Affordability of Rents 6 8
Housing Recently Built 5 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
People Living Alone 2 3

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Sanford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 98 miles SW of Pueblo, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 123 miles SW of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Conejos
Standard Zip Codes 81151
Phone Area Codes 719
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.258
Longitude -105.904

Sanford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 35 F
Apr Temp 25 to 60 F
Jul Temp 47 to 81 F
Oct Temp 27 to 63 F
Annual Precip 8 inches
Station BLANCA
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 34 F
Apr Temp 26 to 57 F
Jul Temp 48 to 81 F
Oct Temp 26 to 62 F
Annual Precip 9.2 inches
Station SAN LUIS 2 SE
Distance 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 35 F
Apr Temp 25 to 56 F
Jul Temp 46 to 80 F
Oct Temp 28 to 60 F
Annual Precip 9.5 inches
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Sanford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 817 100%
Male 411 50.3%
Female 406 49.7%
Under 18 288 35.3%
18+ 529 64.7%
65+ 88 10.8%
Median Age 28.1
Average Family Size 3.5
White 628 76.9%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.7%
Other 136 16.6%
Mixed Race 46 5.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 331 40.5%

Estimated Sanford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 802
Growth -15
Growth % -1.8%

Sanford Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 45%
English 14.5%
Danish 11.4%
German 7.2%
US/American 6.6%
Irish 3.8%
European 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Italian 1.7%
Norwegian 0.7%
Swedish 0.7%
Swiss 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Scottish 0.3%
Moroccan 0.3%
Northern European 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sanford, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lasauses (81151)
San Acacio (81151)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sanford 817 $30,469
Alamosa 7,960 $33,017
Antonito 873 $23,162
Blanca 391 $22,411
La Jara 877 $29,643
Manassa 1,042 $26,827
Romeo 375 $21,806
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Sanford High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 187 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

Sanford Colleges

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