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Sanford, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Sanford had a population of 828 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Sanford is located at latitude 37.2574 and longitude -105.9007 in Conejos County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sanford (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Conejos County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,602 feet.

The Town of Sanford (GNIS ID: 2413256) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Sanford is located within La Jara Division of Conejos County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sanford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Sanford, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 828
Daytime Population: Workers 166
Daytime Population: Residents 430
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 596
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 828
Population in Familes 747
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 565
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $36,907
Average Household Income $49,959
Per Capita Income $17,350


Total Housing Units 330 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 216 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $129,808
Average Home Value $146,977


Total Households 287
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 222
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.82% -1.04%
Households -0.84% -1.07%
Families -0.96% -1.11%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Sanford, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sanford to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 232 50th
Population Density # 268 42nd
Diversity Index # 122 74th
Median Household Income # 401 13th
Per Capita Income # 436 5th

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