Sanford, MI 48657 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 48657: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sanford, MI 48657

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 155
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,501
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Midland County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.703, Longitude -84.394
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Sanford, MI 48657 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,030
Daytime Population: Workers 457
Daytime Population: Residents 4,547
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,004
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 8,026
Population in Familes 6,692
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 126
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $54,304
Average Household Income $71,647
Per Capita Income $29,161


Total Housing Units 3,721 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,786 (74.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 481 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 454 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $145,000
Average Home Value $178,356


Total Households 3,267
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 2,332
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 -0.08% 0.03%
Households 0.0% 0.1%
Families -0.19% -0.03%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   3.3%

Sanford, MI 48657 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 48657 to the other 984 ZIP Codes in Michigan 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 # 371 62nd
Population Density # 468 53rd
Diversity Index # 881 10th
Median Household Income # 316 68th
Per Capita Income # 265 73rd

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