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Overview

Introduction to Sanford, Maine

Sanford, Maine, in York county, is 30 miles SW of Portland, Maine and 76 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Sanford History

The area now known as the Town of Sanford was purchased by Major William Phillips in 1661 from Fluellin, an Abenaki chief. It was first known as Phillipstown. The area was permanently settled in 1739. The town was officially incorporated in 1768. It was named in the honor of Peleg Sanford, the then governor of Rhode Island. The Portland and Rochester Railroad originally served the area. It became a major textile manufacturing center after the Civil War.

Sanford and nearby Attractions

  • McDougal Orchards Ski Trails
  • Wells Beach
  • Moody Beach
  • Sarah Orne Jewett House
  • Seashore Trolley Museum
  • Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Sanford

There are several parks and playgrounds at Sanford, including the Downtown Center Park, Carpentier Park, Gowen Park, Goodall Park and Benton Playground. The town also offers easy access to the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, the Wentworth State Park and the Vaughan Woods State Park. One can enjoy shopping at the Mid-Town Mall Shopping Center.

Sanford Transportation

Pease International Airport is nearby.

Sanford Higher Education

The University of New England-University Campus, Saint Joseph’s College and the University of New Hampshire-Main Campus are the nearest universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,887
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens17.7%
Employed Population 16+9,290
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married46.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.9%
Median Earnings25+$30,990
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,367
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,734

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,627
% Above Poverty Level80.8%
% Below Poverty Level19.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone30%
Median Gross Rent$790
Median House Value$163,600

Ancestry

French Except Basque20.3%
English19.1%
Irish16.5%
Canadian14.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.1%
German8%
Italian7.2%
Scottish4%
Polish2.1%
Finnish1.4%
Swedish1%
Portuguese1%
Dutch0.8%
Welsh0.7%
West Indian0.6%
US/American0.5%
Arab0.5%
Russian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Sanford Almanac

CategoryValue
County York County
Standard Zip Codes4073
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.44
Approximate Longitude-70.78

Sanford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSANFORD 2 NNW
Distance2 miles
Jan Temp12 to 32 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationKENNEBUNKPORT
Distance16.7 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 52 F
Jul Temp57 to 76 F
Oct Temp36 to 58 F
Annual Precip47 inches
StationDURHAM
Distance21.9 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Acton2,543$58,929
Alfred755$68,633
Lebanon6,118$68,266
Lyman4,376$78,472
Shapleigh2,683$60,417
Waterboro7,773$69,896

Sanford Public Libraries

Goodall Memorial Library
952 MAIN STREET
Sanford, Maine
(207) 324-4714

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Sanford Hospitals

Henrietta D Goodall Hospital
(Non-profit)
25 June Street
(207) 324-4310

Sanford Public Schools

Lafayette School
69 Brook Street
ZIP: 4073
(207) 324-4160
Primary
Total Enrollment 134
Margaret Chase Smith Sch.-sanford
248 Twombly Road
ZIP: 4073
(207) 324-7586
Primary
Total Enrollment 390
Sanford High School
52 Sanford High School Blvd
ZIP: 4073
(207) 324-4050
High
Total Enrollment 1018
Sanford Jr High School
708 Main Street
ZIP: 4073
(207) 324-3114
Middle
Total Enrollment 631
Sanford Regional Technical Center
52 Sanford High School Blvd
ZIP: 4073
(207) 324-2942
Willard School
668 Main Street
ZIP: 4073
(207) 324-8454
Primary
Total Enrollment 451

Sanford Private Schools

St Thomas Consolidated School
69 North Ave
ZIP: 4073
Elementary
Total Enrollment 120
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