Sawmills, North Carolina Population 2021

5,213
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Sawmills is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 5,213, it is the 136th largest city in North Carolina and the 4663rd largest city in the United States . Sawmills is currently growing at a rate of 0.23% annually but its population has decreased by -0.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,240 in 2010. Sawmills reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 7 miles, Sawmills has a population density of 788 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sawmills is $61,458 with a poverty rate of 18.69%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $674 per month, and the median house value is $108,300. The median age in Sawmills is 46.6 years, 43.4 years for males, and 48.8 years for females.

Sawmills Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sawmillswas:

  • White: 88.05%
  • Other race: 6.70%
  • Two or more races: 2.19%
  • Asian: 1.51%
  • Black or African American: 1.34%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sawmills, North Carolina is 5,213 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,189.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,240.

Sawmills, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,54888.05%
Some Other Race3466.70%
Two or More Races1132.19%
Asian781.51%
Black or African American691.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native110.21%
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Sawmills Population by Race

Sawmills Population Pyramid $2021

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Sawmills Median Age

46.6


Total

43.4


Male

48.8


Female

Sawmills Adults

There are 4,189 adults, (918 of whom are seniors) in Sawmills.

Sawmills Age Dependency

57.9

Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Sawmills Sex Ratio

Female

2,548

49.33%

Male

2,617

50.67%

Sawmills Population by Age

Sawmills Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sawmills Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female36.4%63.6%
Non Family50.6%49.4%
Male58.1%41.9%
All66.6%33.4%
Married85%15%

66.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sawmills Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9592.6466.6
Married9882.9285
Non Family5421.5250.6
Female2692.9236.4
Male1604.2258.1

2.85

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

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Sawmills Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2757.03%
9th to 12th Grade65416.71%
High School Graduate1,32133.76%
Some College81820.90%
Associates Degree40010.22%
Bachelors Degree2516.41%
Graduate Degree1944.96%
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Sawmills Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sawmills Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,5352,706394
Other Race1889332
Hispanic16969
Asian7878
Black6969
2+ Races272719
Native American1111

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 2+ races people with a rate of 70.37%.

Sawmills Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,298$38,177$26,486
Less Than 9th Grade$$30,464$
High School Graduate$31,211$40,682$25,763
Some College$35,258$43,250$27,813
Bachelors Degree$40,299$42,222$36,691
Graduate Degree$$$54,605

$31,298

Average Earnings

$38,177

Average Male

$26,486

Average Female

Sawmills Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sawmills Language by Age

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Sawmills Language

94.91% of Sawmills residents speak only English, while 5.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.77% of the population.

Sawmills Language

Sawmills Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,47084718.95%
Hispanic3489727.87%
Other3466318.21%
Multiple1132118.58%
Black69913.04%

18.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.41%

Male Poverty Rate

21.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sawmills

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sawmills is Hispanic, with 27.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sawmills is Black, with 13.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.85%.

Sawmills Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.51%
High School21.42%
Some College14.78%
Bachelors or Greater3.37%

Sawmills Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed60.00%
Male Unemployed40.54%
Male Employed10.28%
Female Employed6.83%

Sawmills Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sawmills Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,951$61,458
Families$56,991$69,764
Married Families$74,286-
Non Families$30,382$33,468
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Income by Household Type

Sawmills Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Sawmills Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Sawmills Marital Status

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242

Number of Veterans

242

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam136
First Gulf War65
Korea47
Second Gulf War22
World War II5

Sawmills Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7472
55 to 6464
75+53
35 to 5453
18 to 34

Sawmills Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2316.21%
Native American11100.00%

Sawmills Veterans by Race

Sawmills Veterans by Education

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11.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sawmills Veterans by Education

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55.7%

Labor Force Participation

52.8%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Sawmills Employment by Age

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Sawmills Employment by Race

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Sawmills Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.12%

Born in Sawmills

94.75%

Native Born

5.25%

Foreign Born

3.64%

Non Citizen

1.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.75% of Sawmills residents were born in the United States, with 77.12% having been born in North Carolina. 3.64% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,213120.23%
20205,201120.23%
20195,189120.23%
20185,177100.19%
20175,167140.27%
20165,153140.27%
20155,139-7-0.14%
20145,146-22-0.43%
20135,168-1-0.02%
20125,169-19-0.37%
20115,188-33-0.63%
20105,2213000.59%
20004,9218331.87%
19904,0880.00%

Sawmills Population by Year