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.
When you are in Sawmills, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.92% of Sawmills’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Sawmills is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sawmills who work in office and administrative support (12.22%), sales jobs (7.98%), and food service (7.29%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Sawmills is worth considering.
Sawmills is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In Sawmills, just 9.82% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Sawmills in 2010 was $18,987, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,948 for a family of four.
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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Sawmills include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Sawmills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.