Sawmills is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 5,104 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sawmills is the 146th largest community in North Carolina.
Sawmills is a blue-collar town, with 36.93% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Sawmills is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sawmills who work in teaching (14.53%), office and administrative support (11.75%), and sales jobs (7.19%).
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Sawmills, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Sawmills provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
As is often the case in a small town, Sawmills doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In Sawmills, just 10.80% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Sawmills in 2010 was $18,087, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,348 for a family of four. However, Sawmills contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Sawmills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sawmills residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Sawmills include German, English, Scots-Irish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Sawmills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.