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Sawmills is a town in Caldwell County, in the Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir metro area.
The latitude of Sawmills is 35.824N. The longitude is -81.474W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,247 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,949.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sawmills demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Caldwell County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28638 ZIP code.
14% of Sawmills residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sawmills ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sawmills was $15,597, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Sawmills residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sawmills, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $374. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $754.
Caldwell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sawmills political report.
The average commute time for Sawmills workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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