Sawmills, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sawmills, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Sawmills had a population of 5,315 as of July 1, 2015. Sawmills ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sawmills is located at latitude 35.8176 and longitude -81.4763 in Caldwell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sawmills (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Caldwell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,234 feet.

The Town of Sawmills (GNIS ID: 2407295) 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.

The Town of Sawmills is located within Township of Lovelady, a minor civil division (MCD) of Caldwell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sawmills population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Sawmills, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 5,315
Population in Households 5,315
Population in Familes 4,450
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 803
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 2,104
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 1,525
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,284 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,354 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 750 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 180 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $130,947
Average Home Value $145,858


Median Household Income $34,705
Average Household Income $43,689
Per Capita Income $17,453
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.09%
Households 0.33% 0.09%
Families 0.14% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.61%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Sawmills, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sawmills to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 141 81st
Population Density1 # 310 58th
Diversity Index2 # 611 17th
Median Household Income # 528 29th
Per Capita Income # 577 22nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.