Where Opportunity Meets Convenience


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.

The city’s prime central location and extensive infrastructure offers unparalleled access to major markets. Take one of the area’s many convenient highways to hubs like North Carolina’s Research Triangle, Charlotte and Greensboro. Close proximity to Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Sanford’s own Raleigh Executive Jetport further extend the domestic and global reach of local businesses.

Discover all the delights, discoveries and surprises a welcoming destination with a small-town feel has in store. From sprawling public art, to a robust music scene, to nature so big and beautiful it’s absolutely breathtaking.

General Facts

  • Population: 29,313
  • Land area: 26.79 square miles
  • Average commute to work: 21 minutes
  • Median household income: $42,070
  • Median rent: $680
  • Number of veterans: 1,762

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.

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