Sawmills, North Carolina Population 2024

5,011

Sawmills is a city located in Caldwell County North Carolina. Sawmills has a 2024 population of 5,011. Sawmills is currently declining at a rate of -0.08% annually and its population has decreased by -0.3% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,026 in 2020.

The average household income in Sawmills is $69,880 with a poverty rate of 14.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Sawmills is 47.5 years, 38.3 years for males, and 50.6 years for females.

Sawmills Demographics

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

  • White: 92.92%
  • Two or more races: 3.68%
  • Other race: 2.79%
  • Black or African American: 0.62%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
6.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
757.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.3% (-15)
The current population of Sawmills, North Carolina is 5,011 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,026.

Sawmills, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,67092.92%
Two or more races1853.68%
Other race1402.79%
Black or African American310.62%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Sawmills Population by Race

Sawmills Population Pyramid 2024

Sawmills Median Age

47.5

Total

38.3

Male

50.6

Female

Sawmills Adults

There are 4,093 adults, (858 of whom are seniors) in Sawmills.

Sawmills Age Dependency

55.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Sawmills Sex Ratio

Female2,10541.88%
Male2,92158.12%

Sawmills Population by Age

Sawmills Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,9412.597327
Married8552.7791.88.2
Non Family5651.2665.334.7
Female3993.9241.958.1
Male1223.1477.922.1
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3.02

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

73.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sawmills Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Sawmills Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sawmills Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 24.32%.

Sawmills Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,970

Average Earnings

$43,910

Average Male

$40,598

Average Female

Sawmills Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sawmills Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sawmills Language

96.19% of Sawmills residents speak only English, while 3.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.19% of the population.

Sawmills Language

Sawmills Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,63359912.93%
Hispanic20213064.36%
Other1407956.43%
Multiple1852010.81%
Black31619.35%
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14.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.05%

Male Poverty Rate

18.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sawmills

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sawmills is Hispanic, with 64.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sawmills is Multiple, with 10.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.8%.

Sawmills Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.5%
High School16.77%
Some College15.43%
Bachelors or Greater
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Sawmills Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed10.94%
Male Unemployed3.85%
Male Employed1.22%
Female Unemployed
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Sawmills Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sawmills Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sawmills Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.8%

Male Marriage Rate

46.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Sawmills Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Sawmills Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sawmills Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

167

Number of Veterans

140

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

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Sawmills Veterans by War

count

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Sawmills Veterans by Age

count

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Sawmills Veterans by Race

Sawmills Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sawmills Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.3%

Labor Force Participation

53.4%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Sawmills Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sawmills Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sawmills Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

84.52%

Born in Sawmills

98.29%

Native Born

1.71%

Foreign Born

1.41%

Non Citizen

0.3%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.29% of Sawmills residents were born in the United States, with 84.52% having been born in North Carolina. 1.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sawmills Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,991-4-0.08%
20284,995-4-0.08%
20274,999-4-0.08%
20265,003-4-0.08%
20255,007-4-0.08%
20245,011-4-0.08%
20235,015-4-0.08%
20225,019-4-0.08%
20215,023-3-0.06%
20205,026-138-2.67%
20195,164110.21%
20185,15390.17%
20175,144100.19%
20165,134160.31%
20155,118-8-0.16%
20145,126-23-0.45%
20135,149-2-0.04%
20125,151-19-0.37%
20115,170-35-0.67%
20105,2052845.77%
20004,92183320.38%
19904,088
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Sawmills Population by Year