Sawmills, North Carolina Population 2020

5,218

Sawmills is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 5,218, it is the 137th largest city in North Carolina and the 4630th largest city in the United States. Sawmills is currently growing at a rate of 0.31% annually but its population has decreased by -0.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,240 in 2010. Sawmills reached it's highest population of 5,221 in 2010. Spanning over 7 miles, Sawmills has a population density of 788 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sawmills is $52,961 with a poverty rate of 19.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $660 per month, and the median house value is $108,800. The median age in Sawmills is 46.3 years, 43.2 years for males, and 48.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.1 males.

Sawmills Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sawmills was:

  • White: 86.72%
  • Other race: 9.19%
  • Two or more races: 1.61%
  • Black or African American: 1.20%
  • Asian: 0.99%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sawmills, North Carolina is 5,218, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,186.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,240.

Sawmills, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,47486.72%
Some Other Race4749.19%
Two or More Races831.61%
Black or African American621.20%
Asian510.99%
American Indian and Alaska Native150.29%

Sawmills Population Pyramid 2020

Sawmills Median Age

46.3


Total

43.2


Male

48.6


Female

Sawmills Adults

There are 4,203 adults, (896 of whom are seniors) in Sawmills.

Sawmills Age Dependency

56

Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Sawmills Sex Ratio

Female

2,566

49.74%

Male

2,593

50.26%

Sawmills Households and Families

Sawmills Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sawmills Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.7%16.3%
All61.3%38.7%
Non Family43.7%56.3%
Male43%57%
Female28.9%71.1%

61.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0092.5761.3
Married9732.8383.7
Non Family6221.4643.7
Female2353.1328.9
Male1794.2343

2.85

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

8.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sawmills Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3298.49%
9th to 12th Grade67917.53%
High School Graduate1,30333.64%
Some College84221.74%
Associates Degree3529.09%
Bachelors Degree2075.34%
Graduate Degree1614.16%

Sawmills Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,4502,582327
Hispanic270130
Other Race2369629
Asian5151
Black3333
Multiple Races252512
Native American1515

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 48.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,429$34,511$27,750
Less Than High School$20,060$29,231$
High School Grad$30,862$39,119$25,129
Some College$32,135$48,277$30,313
Bachelors Degree$32,333$$32,042
Graduate Degree$25,000$23,409$

$30,429

Average Earnings

$34,511

Average Male

$27,750

Average Female

Sawmills Language

Sawmills Language by Age

Sawmills Language

91.91% of Sawmills residents speak only English, while 8.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.81% of the population.

Sawmills Poverty

Sawmills Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,34282719.05%
Hispanic50815430.31%
Other47415432.49%

19.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.05%

Male Poverty Rate

21.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sawmills

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sawmills is Other, with 32.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sawmills is White, with 19.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.84%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.21%
High School20.95%
Some College11.47%
Bachelors or Greater5.16%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed55.56%
Male Unemployed27.16%
Male Employed13.35%
Female Employed9.78%

Sawmills Income

Sawmills Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,401$52,961
Families$52,224$61,598
Married Families$59,028-
Non Families$27,500$29,193

Sawmills Marital Status

Sawmills Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Sawmills Married by Age and Sex

Sawmills Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Sawmills Marital Status by Race

Sawmills Veterans

263

Number of Veterans

263

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam143
First Gulf War56
Korea51
Second Gulf War19
World War II5
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74105
55 to 6458
75+55
35 to 5445
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White2486.65%
Indian15100.00%

$Sawmills Veterans by Education

10.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sawmills Employment Status

54%

Labor Force Participation

50.9%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Sawmills Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

72.09%

Born in North Carolina

92.38%

Native Born

7.62%

Foreign Born

6.63%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.38% of Sawmills residents were born in the United States, with 72.09% having been born in North Carolina. 6.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,218160.31%
20195,202160.31%
20185,186100.19%
20175,176160.31%
20165,160150.29%
20155,145-5-0.10%
20145,150-21-0.41%
20135,1710.00%
20125,171-17-0.33%
20115,188-33-0.63%
20105,2213000.59%
20004,9218331.87%
19904,0880.00%