Sawmills, NC Profile: Facts & Data

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Sawmills, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Sawmills had a population of 5,224 as of July 1, 2018. 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.


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Sawmills, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,224
Population in Households 5,224
Population in Familes 4,390
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 789
Diversity Index3 22
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,507
Average Household Income $51,665
Per Capita Income $20,611

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,293 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,267 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 798 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 228 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $112,141
Average Home Value $129,637
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,065
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 1,495
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.04% 0.11%
Households -0.02% 0.12%
Families -0.15% 0.04%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

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, 2018 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 # 148 80th
Population Density # 318 57th
Diversity Index # 616 17th
Median Household Income # 493 33rd
Per Capita Income # 517 30th

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