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Welcome to Sanford ...

Sanford is located in York County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sanford has a population of 21,223 people<2> (see below for details).

Sanford is 300 feet [91 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Sanford lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Sanford is within the boundaries of the (207) area code.

The ZIP code for Sanford: 04073<4>

Websites for Sanford ...

Official Website: www.sanfordmaine.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sanford had an population of 21,223 people. This is an increase of 2.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sanford had a population of 20,798 people (or 10.55% of the total population of York County). This makes Sanford the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Sanford represents 1.57% of the population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 20,798 people, the population of Sanford has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 20,806 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sanford.

Adding Sanford to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Sanford in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Sanford elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sanford on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Sanford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Sanford - they are located in Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida (2), Georgia (2), Kansas (3), Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New York (2), North Carolina (2), Pennsylvania, Quebec, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sanford.

Communities near Sanford ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sanford.

  • Dover [Strafford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover [Strafford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Sanford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 32,191 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dover<6>
  • Rochester [Strafford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochester
    • Rochester [Strafford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Sanford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 31,526 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rochester<6>
  • Biddeford [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biddeford
    • Biddeford [York County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Sanford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21,504 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biddeford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biddeford<6>
  • Saco [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saco
    • Saco [York County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Sanford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 19,964 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saco<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • York [York County]
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      • York [York County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Sanford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,290 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for York have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<6>
    • Somersworth [Strafford County]
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      • Somersworth [Strafford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Sanford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,968 people
      • Former names for Somersworth:
      • Great Falls
      • Summersworth
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somersworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somersworth<6>
    • Kennebunk [York County]
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      • Kennebunk [York County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Sanford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,625 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennebunk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennebunk<6>
    • Wells [York County]
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      • Wells [York County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Sanford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,675 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wells<6>
    • Buxton [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buxton
      • Buxton [York County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Sanford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,327 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buxton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buxton
    • Waterboro [York County]
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      • Waterboro [York County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Sanford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,969 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterboro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterboro<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sanford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sanford.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sanford. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sanford.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sanford. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Sanford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sanford ...

Looking for more information about Sanford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sanford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sanford.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Maine

About York County

About Maine

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Sanford: www.sanfordmaine.org/

The official website for York County: www.co.york.me.us/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maine's counties, including York, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sanford.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sanford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Sanford). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sanford or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sanford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sanford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sanford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sanford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4404, Longitude: -70.7741    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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