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Saluda, South Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Town of Saluda had a population of 3,600 as of July 1, 2015. Saluda ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saluda is located at latitude 34.0012 and longitude -81.7716 in Saluda County. 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. Saluda County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 479 feet.

The Town of Saluda (GNIS ID: 2407280) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Saluda is located within Saluda Division of Saluda County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Saluda population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saluda: Old Saluda Town.

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Saluda, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,600
Population in Households 3,516
Population in Familes 2,864
Population in Group Qrtrs 84
Population Density1 1,108
Diversity Index2 83


Total Households 1,254
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 887
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,381 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 725 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 529 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $80,913
Average Home Value $104,511


Median Household Income $37,862
Average Household Income $49,282
Per Capita Income $17,065
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.32%
Households 0.21% 0.32%
Families 1.04% 0.22%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
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, 2015 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 # 101 75th
Diversity Index2 # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 178 55th
Per Capita Income # 282 29th

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