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Sanford, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Sanford had a population of 243 as of July 1, 2016. Sanford ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sanford is located at latitude 31.2988 and longitude -86.3989 in Covington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sanford (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Covington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 289 feet.

The Town of Sanford (GNIS ID: 2407286) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Sanford is located within Andalusia Division of Covington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sanford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Sanford, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 243
Population in Households 243
Population in Familes 206
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 58
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 101
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 75
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 125 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (19.2%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Average Home Value $191,250


Median Household Income $50,869
Average Household Income $65,571
Per Capita Income $25,109
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.13% 0.08%
Households 0.32% 0.2%
Families 1.11% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Sanford, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sanford to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 479 18th
Population Density1 # 530 9th
Diversity Index2 # 518 11th
Median Household Income # 86 85th
Per Capita Income # 84 86th

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