Sanford, Michigan

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Sanford, Michigan

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High Points

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

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Top 16% Sanford College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Sanford, Michigan

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Age of the Population 7 8
Senior Citizens 5 6
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 4 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 10
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
Median Family Income 8 6
People Above Poverty 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Short Commute Times 6 6
Public Transportation Use 6 5


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

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Sanford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles NW of Saginaw, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 114 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Midland
Metro Area Saginaw - Bay City - Midland
Standard Zip Codes 48657
Phone Area Codes 989
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.672
Longitude -84.38

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 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.3 inches
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
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Sanford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 943 100%
Male 462 49%
Female 481 51%
Under 18 235 24.9%
18+ 708 75.1%
65+ 135 14.3%
Median Age 39.3
Average Family Size 3.02
White 926 98.2%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 6 0.6%
Mixed Race 8 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 1.4%

Estimated Sanford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 930
Growth -13
Growth % -1.4%

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
German 25.8%
English 12.7%
US/American 12.7%
Irish 10%
Polish 7.8%
French (except Basque) 6.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.2%
French Canadian 3.6%
Scottish 2.4%
European 1.5%
Dutch 1.5%
Finnish 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Slavic 1.3%
Italian 1.3%
Swedish 1.3%
Czech 1.3%
Welsh 0.7%
Austrian 0.6%
Croatian 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Syrian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sanford 943 $48,083
Auburn 2,011 $51,442
Beaverton 1,106 $27,813
Coleman 1,296 $36,544
Merrill 782 $40,278
Midland 41,685 $64,949
Shepherd 1,536 $49,135
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Sanford High Schools (2004)

A Magnet School.
Serves 426 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.3

Sanford Colleges

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