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Demographics

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POPULATION (2015 ACS US Census Dept)

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City of Sanford

29,144

Town of Broadway

1,264

Lee County

59,660

North Carolina

10,146,788

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CHARACTERISTICS

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White (2015 ACS US Census Dept)

74.9 %

Black (2015 ACS US Census Dept)

20.2%

Hispanic Origin (2015 ACS US Census Dept)

( 19.4%)

Person per square mile population density in Lee County

230.97

Person per square mile population density (2015 City of Sanford)

1,034.25

Population projected for the year 2020

65,601

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GEOGRAPHY (Area in Square Miles)

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Sanford

28.15

ETJ Area

10.90

Broadway

1.85

Lee County

258.3

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TAX (2016-2017 Rate per $100 of Assessed Value)

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Sanford

$ 0.60

Broadway

$ 0.49

County

$ 0.79.5

(Sanford and Broadway residents pay both City and County taxes for real estate and personal property)

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DEVELOPMENT

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Value of Construction Authorized - 2012

Sanford

$ 29,714,550

Lee County

$ 13,890,403

Broadway

$ 1,063,745


Residential Permits Issued – 2016

Sanford

96

Lee County

82


Commercial Building Permit Value – 2012

Sanford

$ 21,920,710

Lee County

$ 5,234,695

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HOUSING

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Total Number of Housing Units as of 12-31-2016: 26,160


Single-Family Units

18,489

Apartment and Condominium Units

4,212

Single-wide Manufactured Homes

3,459

Median Contract Rent (2015)

$ 711

Median Home Sale Price (2015)

$ 136,900

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ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS

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Total Retail Sales:


Sanford (2012)

$706,438,000

Lee County (Including Municipalities) (2012)

$ 832,196,000

Average Household Size

2.68

Per Capita Personal Income (2015)

$ 21,743

Median Household Income (2015)

$ 45,608

Total Employer Establishments (2015)

1,290

Total Employment (2015)

23,332

Total Annual Payroll (2015)

$859,591,000