PO BOX 3729
225 E Weatherspoon St
Sanford, NC 27331

 
 

 

 


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)


 
 

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The Unified Development Ordinance can now be browsed online.



Online permits, plan reviews, & inspections are now available for Sanford/Lee County.