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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Sawmills is a town in North Carolina with a population of 5,159. Sawmills is in Caldwell County. Living in Sawmills offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Sawmills tend to be conservative. The public schools in Sawmills are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$108,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$660
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%

Working in Sawmills

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,401
National
$55,322
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Sawmills Reviews

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I like that it is a small community based town; a lot for children and families to do anywhere from the preschool playground to multiple sports opportunities for kids and even fishing and swimming. I wouldn't change a thing because I like the small community.
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The town I live in is very small. You can drive in and then drive out in about 5 minutes. There is nothing to do and the people are usually grumpy, but you can catch the occasional smile. I have learned though, that is how it is anywhere you go. I have learned to love my little town and it's two gas stations. Other than the gas stations, there is nothing else that makes up my town other than a trailer park and a few houses. It's run down, but everyone seems to be doing fine. I wish that there were more for teens to do, but I'm sure that we will keep finding ways to entertain ourselves. But you know what they say, "Life is what you make it.".
The only place near my area open for exercise is the walking park. Some people take advantage of it, and some do not. Most people here do walk, but it's only to the gas station to get alcohol. Most of the people who live here drink a lot and do quite a bit of drugs. The hospital is about 30 minutes away, but the ambulance is close. I walk in my neighborhood at least once a week, but I do not consider myself healthy.