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Sanford
  • Town in North Carolina

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade B minus

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Sanford is a town in North Carolina with a population of 30,373. Sanford is in Lee County. Living in Sanford offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sanford there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Sanford and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Sanford are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$184,100
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$918
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    132.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    17
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    67.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    542.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,991
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    118.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    national  11%

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