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Living In Sanford, ME

A small city located in Maine, Sanford has a population of slightly less than 21,000. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (17%) here than they do nationally (14%). Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just over 40, skews younger than most cities in Maine. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 40% of residents rent. At $814/month, the average rent is roughly on par with the state average.

Compared to the national average (5%), Sanford has a relatively high number of residents over the age of 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (7%). Further, 9% have a Bachelor's degree and 3% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. Sanford residents have a plethora of industries from which to choose, the most common four of which are manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and entertainment. Combined, these industries make up 28% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in sales, making it the top field in the city. With an average annual income of about $57,000, Sanford workers bring in about $5,000 less than their peers elsewhere in the state. Sanford's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).

With an average commute time of about 31 minutes, slower than most cities in Maine, Sanford residents have found that it takes some patience getting to work. Driving a vehicle is the most common means of commuting to work, opted for by 43% of workers, while public transit isn't used widely. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.

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