Saluda County SC Information


Saluda County Subdivisions

Saluda County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,270
Daytime Population: Workers 5,753
Daytime Population: Residents 11,663
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,416
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 20,011
Population in Familes 16,642
Population in Group Qrtrs 259
Population Density2 45
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $44,475
Average Household Income $59,676
Per Capita Income $22,972


Total Housing Units 9,598 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,736 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,953 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,909 (19.9%)
Median Home Value $112,741
Average Home Value $166,379


Total Households 7,689
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 5,445
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.27% 0.26%
Households 0.29% 0.29%
Families 0.13% 0.19%
Median Household Income   3.34%
Per Capita Income   3.18%


Saluda County SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saluda County to the other 46 counties and county equivalents in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 41 13th
Population Density # 36 24th
Diversity Index # 2 98th
Median Household Income # 16 67th
Per Capita Income # 23 52nd

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