Sanford Lee County, North Carolina

Sanford: City in Lee County, North Carolina, United States of America

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Location of Sanford on North Carolina map.


Sanford is a city located in the county of Lee in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 28,094 and a population density of 403 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 30,085 inhabitants.


Sanford is located at 35°28'48"N 79°10'49"W (35.4798800, -79.1803000).

Lee County Courthouse in the Spring image
Lee County Courthouse in the Spring
Lee County Courthouse in the Spring image

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Sanford Quick Facts

Population : 30,085 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
County : Lee County
Postal code : 27330
Phone Area Codes : 919
Area : 69.77 km2
Official name : Sanford
Altitude : 354 feet / 108 meters
Capital city : Sanford is capital of Lee County
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 03:00:59 (31st July 2021)
Density : 431 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 6.62% (2010-2019)


The population of Sanford increased by 6.62% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 28,094 - census
2011 28,609 1.8% estimation process
2012 28,928 1.1% estimation process
2013 29,166 0.82% estimation process
2014 28,967 -0.69% estimation process
2015 28,922 -0.16% estimation process
2016 29,088 0.57% estimation process
2017 29,403 1.07% estimation process
2018 29,831 1.43% estimation process
2019 30,085 0.84% estimation process

Sanford zip code is 27330. County name: Lee, County fips: 37105

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People born in Sanford (17)

People born in Sanford, including Major League Baseball player Abie Hood, football player Bill Briggs, baseball player Bill Harrington, you can see a list of people who born in Sanford.


College & universities near Sanford

Code Name City ZIP
198251 Central Carolina Community College Sanford (NC) 27330-9840

Stations (18)

Amtrak & bus stations near Sanford

Code Name Address Type
SOP Southern Pines 235 Northwest Broad Street RAIL
CYN Cary 211 North Academy Street RAIL
FAY Fayetteville 472 Hay Street RAIL
NSF North Carolina State Fair station 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd. RAIL
RGH Raleigh Union Station 320 West Cabarrus Street RAIL

Other places with the same name (7)

Other cities in Lee County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Lee County , NC.

City Name Population Title
Broadway 1,264

Distance to Other Cities

Sanford distances to largest North Carolina cities

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