About Sanford

Centered in the heart of North Carolina, Sanford offers residents and visitors a unique blend of small town charm and big city amenities.

Sanford boasts an active, energized downtown with custom boutiques and cafes, as well as plenty of community events and festivals to keep you busy -- but it’s easy to find peace and quiet, too. With day spas, golf courses, and lush natural resources, you’re never more than 10 minutes away from relaxation.
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In keeping with our residents' desires, the City of Sanford aims to provide excellent and efficient services that showcase our city's assets. For more information, contact us at 919-718-4658 x0.

General Facts

  • Population: 31,200
  • Land area: 29.1 square miles
  • Average commute to work: 21 minutes
  • Median household income: $49,670
  • Median home value: $144,900
  • Number of veterans: 1,437
For specific demographic information for Sanford, view the U.S. Census Bureau's QuickFacts.

Tax Rate


Sanford and Broadway residents pay both municipal or township (respectively) and county taxes for real estate and personal property. View Sanford's tax information here.

More Information


To learn more about visiting Sanford, go to VisitSanfordNC.com.