Saluda, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 707 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +23.0%
Males: 317  (45.0%)
Females: 390  (55.0%)
Median resident age:  59.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 28773.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,217 (it was $39,063 in 2000)
Saluda:

$39,217
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,950 (it was $25,149 in 2000)

Saluda city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $260,180 (it was $115,700 in 2000)
Saluda:

$260,180
NC:

$154,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $970.

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  • Races in Saluda, NC (2010)

    Saluda races chart
    • 67194.1%White alone
    • 192.7%Black alone
    • 142.0%Hispanic
    • 50.7%Two or more races
    • 20.3%American Indian alone
    • 20.3%Asian alone

Races in Saluda detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Saluda: 88.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (21.2%), English (20.6%), Irish (13.4%), German (10.6%), Polish (4.4%), Scottish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1881

Elevation: 209 feet

Land area: 1.56 square miles.

Population density: 454 people per square mile   (low).

Saluda,NC real estate house value index trend

Saluda, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Saluda:

  • High school or higher: 89.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Saluda city:

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 55.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

37 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 1.6% Europe, 0.5% North America).

This city:

5.0%
North Carolina:

7.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,963 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,247 (0.8%)

Saluda satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (26.4 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (85.8 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (513.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: East Flat Rock, NC (2.3 miles ), Flat Rock, NC (2.5 miles ), Tryon, NC (2.5 miles ), Dana, NC (2.6 miles ), Barker Heights, NC (2.7 miles ), Columbus, NC (2.9 miles ), Hendersonville, NC (2.9 miles ), Valley Hill, NC (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 35.24 N, Longitude: 82.35 W

Area code: 828

Saluda household income distribution Saluda home values distribution

Crime rates in Saluda by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0010
per 100,000 0.00.0173.90.0
Robberies 0011
per 100,000 0.00.0173.9175.7
Assaults 0131
per 100,000 0.0168.4521.7175.7
Burglaries 41015
per 100,000 683.8168.40.02,636.2
Thefts 1861020
per 100,000 3,076.91,010.11,739.13,514.9
Auto thefts 1312
per 100,000 170.9505.1173.9351.5
Arson 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 324.1) 181.7124.3373.2434.3

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Crime rate in Saluda detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.72
North Carolina average:

2.39

Saluda tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +32 (+5.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (36%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (3%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (2%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (29%)
  • Management occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Saluda: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Saluda, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Saluda-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 15% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.0 miles away from the Saluda city center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 46.1 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Saluda-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 98.9 miles away from Saluda center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 223.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 193.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 205.1 miles away from Saluda center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 134.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Saluda topographic map

Birthplace of: Andrea Duke - Beauty pageant winner, Walter Stephenson - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Saluda:

  • AUTUMN CARE OF SALUDA (501 ESSEOLA CIRCLE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Saluda:

  • FOUR SEASONS HOSPICE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; FLAT ROCK, NC)
  • PINEBROOK GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • ST LUKES HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; COLUMBUS, NC)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - HENDERSONVILLE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • LAKEWOOD MANOR NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • WILLOWBROOKE COURT SC CTR AT TRYON ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; COLUMBUS, NC)
  • WHITE OAK MANOR - TRYON (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; TRYON, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Saluda:

  • North Greenville University (about 12 miles; Tigerville, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,341)
  • Furman University (about 23 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,988)
  • Bob Jones University (about 26 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,308)
  • Isothermal Community College (about 26 miles; Spindale, NC; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 26 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 6,992)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 28 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,994)
  • Spartanburg Community College (about 28 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,309)

Public elementary/middle school in Saluda:

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Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 42.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

42.0
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.314. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.314
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 8.58. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.58
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.72. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.72
U.S.:

1.93

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 13.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.76. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.76
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Saluda and their reported violations in the past:

ORCHARD LAKE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
SALUDA MOUNTAIN LODGE (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Saluda that have no violations reported:

  • MOUNTAIN VIEW BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 85, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CH (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.6%
(4.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.4%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.5%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.0% of all households
90 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

Saluda compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Saluda (2011 data):

  • Macon Bank, Inc.: Saluda Branch at 108 East Main, branch established on 2007/08/01. Info updated 2011/02/10: Bank assets: $874.5 mil, Deposits: $751.0 mil, headquarters in Franklin, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Macon Bancorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.8
North Carolina average:

12.4

Saluda travel time to work - commute Saluda mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Saluda city (based on Polk County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,86838
Mainline Protestant2,44314
Catholic1,1561
Black Protestant3502
Other353
None9,775-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Polk County:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Polk County:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Here:

11.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

23.7%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.7%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$4,256
Other Government Administration 8$11,298$16,9471$461
Police Protection - Officers 4$11,359$34,0771$0
Streets and Highways 2$4,070$24,4200$0
Sewerage 2$6,643$39,8580$0
Totals for Government 16$33,370$25,0283$4,717

Saluda government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $234,000 ($330.98)
    Police Protection: $223,000 ($315.42)
    Central Staff Services: $168,000 ($237.62)
    Water Utilities: $100,000 ($141.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000 ($70.72)
    Regular Highways: $43,000 ($60.82)
    Fire Protection: $39,000 ($55.16)
    Libraries: $18,000 ($25.46)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($9.90)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($7.07)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,000 ($1.41)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($11.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $14,000 ($19.80)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($7.07)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($7.07)
    Central Staff: $1,000 ($1.41)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $284,000 ($401.70)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Saluda government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $291,000 ($411.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $55,000 ($77.79)
    All Other: $8,000 ($11.32)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $71,000 ($100.42)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $35,000 ($49.50)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($7.07)
    Rents: $4,000 ($5.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $125,000 ($176.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $38,000 ($53.75)
    Highways: $31,000 ($43.85)
    All Other: $3,000 ($4.24)
  • Tax - Property: $332,000 ($469.59)
    NEC: $9,000 ($12.73)

Saluda government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $134,000 ($189.53)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $125,000 ($176.80)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $9,000 ($12.73)

Saluda government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $233,000 ($329.56)

6.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,995 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Spartanburg County, SC  0.83% ($37,298 average AGI)
from Henderson County, NC  0.80% ($35,436)
from Rutherford County, NC  0.54% ($26,919)


6.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,233 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Spartanburg County, SC  0.99% ($28,441 average AGI)
to Henderson County, NC  0.83% ($19,351)
to Rutherford County, NC  0.55% ($30,816)

Strongest AM radio stations in Saluda:

  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTZQ (1600 AM; 5 kW; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: HOUSTON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WWRN (1350 AM; 10 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLACK MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPEK (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FAIRVIEW, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWNC (570 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Saluda:

  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WEPR (90.1 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WLFJ-FM (89.3 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBZT-FM (96.7 FM; MAULDIN, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCQS (88.1 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Saluda:

  • WSPA-TV (Channel 7; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W31AZ (Channel 31; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W24BA (Channel 24; TRYON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WNTV (Channel 29; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W05AC (Channel 5; TRYON, ETC., NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W27AX (Channel 27; LAKE LURE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)

Saluda fatal accident list:

Dec 3, 2012 05:59 PM, I-26, Howard Gap Rd, Lat: 35.24977, Lon: -82.27666, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 13, 2011 01:03 PM, Greenville St, Lat: 35.22929, Lon: -82.35695, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 13, 1976 04:20 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 16m52ftTotal length
  • 34,800Total average daily traffic
  • 7,716Total average daily truck traffic
  • 69,600Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Saluda)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Saluda Detector, Detector, Rr Mp W 29.9 (Lat: 35.237056 Lon: -82.392333), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2 m, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WNNY965, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.950 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/23/2004, Expiration Date: 03/29/2014
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • 2 East Main Street (Lat: 35.236250 Lon: -82.348361), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WQLK561
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.542 MHz, 151.017 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/23/2010, Expiration Date: 02/23/2020, Certifier: Jim Cantrell
    Registrant: Kimball Communications, Inc, 245 Duncan Hill Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792, Phone: (828) 697-6232, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • SALUDA, 0.2 Mi N Of Us 176 & 2 Mi W Of (Lat: 35.238167 Lon: -82.380944), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WNEX251, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 6566.25 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/06/2008, Expiration Date: 12/16/2018
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St. Ne - Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 529-1493, Fax: (404) 527-2914, Email:
  • SALUDA, Howard Gap Road (Lat: 35.255111 Lon: -82.357056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WPNC457
    Assigned Frequencies: 10562.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/28/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • WARRIOR MTN, 1086 Howard Gap Rd (Lat: 35.255000 Lon: -82.356889), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQNH769
    Assigned Frequencies: 10715.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/08/2021, Certifier: Christopher L Harris
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Saluda)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1783M , Serial Number: 18264443, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 12/17/1975
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Albert S Iii Browning, Po Box 1627, Saluda, NC 28773, Other Owners: Charles Thomas Browning
  • Aircraft: FLEMING THORP T-18 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 252F , Serial Number: 242, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 04/19/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Robert A Phillips, Po Box 386, Saluda, NC 28773
  • Aircraft: BUTLER WILLIAM S THATCHER CX4 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 266SB , Serial Number: 40, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 10/29/2008
    Registrant (Individual): William S Butler, Po Box 632, Saluda, NC 28773
  • Aircraft: MOONEY AIRCRAFT CORP. M20K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-360 SER (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 305P , Serial Number: 25-0524, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 02/19/1981
    Registrant (Individual): John H Sanford, 140 Terry Lane, Saluda, NC 28773
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3222F , Serial Number: 670015, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 10/19/1967
    Registrant (Individual): John H Sanford, Po Box 1019, Saluda, NC 28773
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6497P , Serial Number: 24-1617, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 12/11/1959
    Registrant (Individual): Terrance N Taylor, Po Box 222, Saluda, NC 28773
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9274M , Serial Number: 1213, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 07/21/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Rodney A Gibson, Po Box 486, Saluda, NC 28773

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 29
  • Hazardous Condition: 51
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 9

Incident types - Saluda

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Most common first names in Saluda, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3083.1 years
John2475.2 years
William2373.5 years
George1369.2 years
Robert1370.5 years
James1374.2 years
Ruth1382.9 years
Ruby1177.9 years
Margaret1079.4 years
Roy1072.4 years
Most common last names in Saluda, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Pace5675.4 years
Thompson3479.5 years
Johnson2778.6 years
Jones2373.4 years
Bradley1768.8 years
Rhodes1471.7 years
Morgan1476.9 years
Ward1373.3 years
Staton1282.9 years
Phillips1176.0 years

Businesses in Saluda, NC

  • Subway: 1
  • U-Haul: 1
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