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Overview

Introduction to Sanford, North Carolina

Sanford, North Carolina, in Lee county, is 31 miles SW of Cary, North Carolina (center to center) and 36 miles SW of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Sanford History

The present day city of Sanford was named after C.O. Sanford, a railroad civil engineer. Sanford is the county seat of Lee County, which was established in 1907. The town of Jonesboro, another major town of the county, merged with the city in the late 20th century and was renamed as Jonesboro Heights. The Sanford Herald, the city’s newspaper, was first published in 1930.

Sanford and nearby Attractions

  • Tama County Historical Museum and Genealogy Library
  • North Carolina Railroad Museum
  • House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site
  • Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
  • JFK Special Warfare Museum
  • Raven Rock State Park

Things To Do In Sanford

There are several open spaces and parks in Sanford including Depot Park, Deep River Sporting Clays, and SanLee Park. It is also worth visiting the Railroad House Museum. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Kendale Shopping Center, Sanford Mall, and Sanford Shopping Center. The Sanford Municipal Golf Course is an ideal destination for golf lover, and it offers an eye-catching view of Buffalo Creek. It also has a large driving range. Golfers can also visit the Tobacco Road Golf Course.

Sanford Transportation

Flights are available from Moore County Airport.

Sanford Higher Education

Central Carolina Community College is the local college. Higher educational facilities are also offered at Campbell University, Wake Technical Community College, North Carolina Central University, and Meredith College.

Demographics

People

Total Population29,048
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens12%
Employed Population 16+12,266
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married41.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.7%
Median Earnings25+$29,283
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,032
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,744

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,093
% Above Poverty Level77.4%
% Below Poverty Level22.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone32.6%
Median Gross Rent$680
Median House Value$132,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)53.6%
English8.8%
German8.1%
Irish5.5%
Scottish2%
Italian1.7%
Polish1.5%
French Except Basque1.1%
Dutch0.9%
Greek0.4%
Canadian0.3%
African0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Swedish0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Czech0.1%
Arab0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Sanford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lee County
Standard Zip Codes27332, 27330
P.O. Box Zip Codes27331, 27237
Phone Area Codes919
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.47
Approximate Longitude-79.18

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 8 NE
Distance8.2 miles
Jan Temp30 to 52 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 91 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip47.5 inches
StationSILER CITY 2 N
Distance25.5 miles
Jan Temp29 to 49 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 71 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationCHAPEL HILL 2 W
Distance30.7 miles
Jan Temp27 to 49 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip47.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Broadway1,327$59,688
Cameron258$41,875
Carthage2,644$48,472
Goldston310$73,636
Pittsboro4,058$66,627
Vass666$42,500

Sanford Public Libraries

Lee County Library
107 HAWKINS AVE
Sanford, North Carolina
(919) 718-4665

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Sanford Hospitals

Central Carolina Hospital
(Proprietary)
1135 Carthage St
(919) 774-2100

Sanford Public Schools

Bragg Street Academy
504 Bragg Street
ZIP: 27330
(919) 775-2686
Other
Total Enrollment 53
Bt Bullock Elementary
1410 Mcneill Road
ZIP: 27330
(919) 718-0160
Primary
Total Enrollment 710
Deep River Elementary
4000 Deep River Rd
ZIP: 27330
(919) 776-2722
Primary
Total Enrollment 609
East Lee Middle
1337 Broadway Rd
ZIP: 27330
(919) 776-8441
Middle
Total Enrollment 686
Floyd L Knight Children Center
607 W Mcintosh St
ZIP: 27330
(919) 774-4634
Other
Total Enrollment 142
Greenwood Elementary
1127 Greenwood Rd
ZIP: 27330
(919) 776-0506
Primary
Total Enrollment 664
Highland Elementary
1915 Buffalo Lake Road
ZIP: 27330
(919) 499-2200
Primary
Total Enrollment 883
J R Ingram Jr Elementary
3309 Wicker St
ZIP: 27330
(919) 774-3772
Primary
Total Enrollment 664
Lee County High
1708 Nash Street
ZIP: 27330
(919) 776-7541
High
Total Enrollment 1493
Lee Early College
1105 Kelly Drive
ZIP: 27330
(919) 888-4502
High
Total Enrollment 288
Tramway Elementary
360 Center Church Road
ZIP: 27330
(919) 718-0170
Primary
Total Enrollment 691
Warren Williams Elementary Alternative
901 Lawrence St
ZIP: 27330
(919) 774-3529
Primary
Total Enrollment 125
West Lee Middle
3301 Wicker St
ZIP: 27330
(919) 775-7351
Middle
Total Enrollment 761
Highland Middle
345 Highland School Rd
ZIP: 27332
(919) 498-3331
Middle
Total Enrollment 299
J Glenn Edwards Elementary
3115 Cemetery Rd
ZIP: 27332
(919) 774-3733
Primary
Total Enrollment 744
Sanlee Middle School
2309 Tramway Rd
ZIP: 27332
(919) 708-7227
Middle
Total Enrollment 836
Southern Lee High School
2301 Tramway Road
ZIP: 27332
(919) 718-2400
High
Total Enrollment 1179

Sanford Private Schools

Lee Christian School
3220 Keller Andrews Rd
ZIP: 27330
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 301
Calvary Education Center
6416 Lemon Springs Rd
ZIP: 27332
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 36
Grace Christian School
2601 Jefferson Davis Hwy
ZIP: 27332
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 273
Montessori School Of Sanford
488b Commerce Dr
ZIP: 27332
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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