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Haw River is a town in Alamance County, in the Burlington metro area.
The community was named for the river, which was named for the black haw bushes growing on its banks
The latitude of Haw River is 36.091N. The longitude is -79.364W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 564 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,945.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Haw River demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Alamance County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Greensboro-Winston-Salem area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 27258 ZIP code.
9% of Haw River residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Haw River ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Haw River was $15,853, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Haw River residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Haw River, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $407. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $925.
Alamance County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Haw River political report.
The average commute time for Haw River workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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