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Saluda, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Saluda is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Saluda County at latitude 34.0012 and longitude -81.7716. Saluda County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 479 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Saluda, but most people and references simply refer to it as Saluda, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Saluda indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Saluda (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saluda: Old Saluda Town.

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Saluda, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,600
Population in Households 3,517
Population in Familes 2,864
Population in Group Qrtrs 83
Population Density1 1,108
Diversity Index2 84


Total Households 1,254
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 885
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 731 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 523 (38.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $86,004
Average Home Value $108,242


Median Household Income $38,452
Average Household Income $49,203
Per Capita Income $17,021
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.23% 0.39%
Households 0.26% 0.4%
Families 1.24% 0.27%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Saluda, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saluda to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 116 71st
Population Density1 # 102 74th
Diversity Index2 # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 160 60th
Per Capita Income # 273 31st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.