Sanford, North Carolina

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


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 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 30,361 inhabitants.

Sanford locator map
Location of Sanford on North Carolina map.

Quick Facts about Sanford

Population : 30,361 (2020)
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 : 04:11:05 (29th September 2023)
Density : 435 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 7.47% (2010-2020)
Weather : 79℉ Partly Sunny 7-days weather
Lee County Courthouse in the Spring image
Lee County Courthouse in the Spring
Lee County Courthouse in the Spring image


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

Sanford map


Sanford forecast: Partly sunny, with a high near 79. more


The population of Sanford increased by 7.47% in 10 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
2020 30,361 0.91% 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, .


  • Dick Such (American baseball player and coach) he was born in 15/10/1944
  • Eric Swann (Player of American football) he was born in 16/08/1970
  • Ivan Parker (American musician) he was born in 21/12/1957
  • Jones Angell (University of North Carolina sports announcer) he was born in 01/01/1979
  • Leniel Hooker (American baseball player) he was born in 28/06/1919
  • Ryan Solle (American soccer player) he was born in 11/09/1985
  • Steve Jones (American football running back from the United States) he was born in 06/03/1951
  • Aaron Mellette (Player of American football) he was born in 28/12/1989
  • Randy Glover (professional golfer) he was born in 31/12/1941
  • Akeem Richmond (American basketball player) he was born in 10/04/1991
  • Aaliyah Hadid (American movie actress) she was born in 19/10/1995
  • Linda L. Bray she was born in 31/01/1953
  • Lucile Griffin Leonard (U.S. military veteran) she was born in 01/01/1920
  • Jane Heins Escher (U.S. military veteran)

Schools in Sanford

College & universities near Sanford, NC

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

Stations (18)

Amtrak & bus stations near Sanford, NC

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

Post offices near Sanford

Post Office Name City ZIP
Sanford Post Office Sanford (NC) 27330

Other places with the same name (8)

  • Sanford , Florida The most populous city in Seminole County, Florida. It is located in the central part of the state. Sanford is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Sanford History Museum and the Sanford Riverwalk. with a population of 61,508 people.
  • Sanford , Maine city in York County, Maine, United States with a population of 21,253 people.
  • Sanford , New York town in Broome County, New York, United States with a population of 2,275 people.
  • Sanford , Colorado Statutory Town in Conejos County, Colorado, United States with a population of 900 people.
  • Sanford , Michigan human settlement in Midland County, Michigan, United States of America with a population of 845 people.
  • Sanford , Alabama town in Covington County, Alabama, United States with a population of 259 people.
  • Sanford , Texas town in Hutchinson County, Texas, United States with a population of 155 people.

Distance to Other Cities

Sanford distances to largest North Carolina cities