Sanford, New York

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Sanford is a town in Broome County, New York, United States. The population was 2,477 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Sanford is on the east border of the county and the south border of the state of New York. Sanford is east of Binghamton.



Early ownership of the area was primarily divided into the Livingstone patent, the Fisher and Norton tract, and the Randolph patent. The region was first settled around 1787.

The Town of Sanford was formed in 1821 from the Town of Windsor.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 91.0 square miles (235.7 km²), of which, 90.1 square miles (233.3 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²) of it (1.02%) is water.

The east town line is the border of Delaware County, the north town line is the border of Chenango County, and the south town line is the border of Pennsylvania, primarily bordering Wayne County.

New York Route 17 crosses the town. New York State Route 41 intersects NY-17 west of McClure. The part of NY-17 near Deposit was one of the last sections to be completed in this part of New York, forcing travelers to exit at Deposit.

The West Branch of the Delaware River is by the southeast part of the town.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,477 people, 983 households, and 694 families residing in the town. The population density was 27.5 people per square mile (10.6/km²). There were 1,545 housing units at an average density of 17.2/sq mi (6.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.26% White, 0.48% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.52% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.10% of the population.

There were 983 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.99.

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