Demographics

Population


  • City of Sanford: 28,512 (2011 Census)
  • Town of Broadway: 1,249 (2011 Census)
  • Lee County: 58,752 (2011 Census)
  • North Carolina: 9,656,401 (2011 Census)

Population Characteristics (Lee County)


  • 66.9% White (2010 Census)
  • 20.0% Black (2010 Census)
  • 18.3% Hispanic Origin (2010 Census)
  • 227.5 Person per square mile population density in Lee County
  • 1,060.1 Person per square mile population density in City of Sanford
  • 75,601 Population projected for the year 2020

Geography


  • Sanford: 26.90 square miles
  • ETJ Area: 10.90 square miles
  • Broadway: 1.85 square miles
  • Lee County: 258.3 square miles

Tax


  • Sanford 2012 Tax Rate: $0.54 per $100 of assessed value
  • Broadway 2012 Tax Rate: $0.44 per $100 of assessed value
  • County 2012 Tax Rate: $0.75 per $100 of assessed value
(Sanford and Broadway residents pay both City and County taxes for real estate and personal property)

Development


Value of Construction Authorized - 2012


  • Sanford $ 29,714,550
  • Lee County $ 13,890,403
  • Broadway $ 1,063,745

Residential Permits Issued - 2012


  • Sanford 145
  • Lee County 126

Commercial Building Permit Value - 2012


  • Sanford $ 21,920,710
  • Lee County $ 5,234,695

Housing


  • Total Number of Housing Units as of July 2012: 25,037 (All of Lee County)
  • Single-Family Units: 17,821
  • Apartment and Condominium Units: 3,575
  • Single-wide Manufactured Homes: 3,641
  • Median Contract Rent (2009): $455
  • Median Home Sale Price (2007-2011): $135,500

Economic Characteristics


Gross Retail Sales


  • Sanford (2007): $582,952,000
  • Lee County Include Sanford and Broadway(2007): $764,540,000
  • Average Household Size Sanford (2011): 2.67
  • Per Capita Personal Income Sanford (2007-2011): $20,014
  • Median Family Income Sanford (2007-2011): $41,096
  • Unemployment Rate: 10.8% (as of October 2012)