Saluda, North Carolina

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Population in 2022: 642 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +11.7%
Males: 301  (47.0%)
Females: 341  (53.0%)
Median resident age:

61.6 years
North Carolina median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 28773.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $52,435 (it was $39,063 in 2000)
Saluda:

$52,435
NC:

$67,481

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $34,889 (it was $25,149 in 2000)

Saluda city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $352,631 (it was $115,700 in 2000)
Saluda:

$352,631
NC:

$280,600

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,293.

March 2022 cost of living index in Saluda: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 9.5%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Saluda, NC (2022)
    • 53284.4%White alone
    • 579.0%Two or more races
    • 254.0%Black alone
    • 111.7%Hispanic
    • 30.5%American Indian alone
    • 30.5%Asian alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Saluda, North Carolina as of April 17, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Saluda is 97 to 1.


Crime rates in Saluda by year

Type

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(287.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(284.9)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2
(289.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(967.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(434.8)
3
(431.7)
3
(427.4)
11
(1,774)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index37.7247.574.1138.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Saluda, NC

Crime rate in Saluda detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 3 (3 officers - 3 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.27
North Carolina average:

2.27
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Ancestries: English (25.4%), German (19.7%), American (9.0%), Scotch-Irish (6.0%), European (4.7%), Irish (4.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1881

Elevation: 209 feet

Land area: 1.56 square miles.

Population density: 412 people per square mile   (low).

Saluda, North Carolina map

16 residents are foreign born (1.0% Latin America, 0.8% North America, 0.5% Asia, 0.3% Europe).

This city:

2.5%
North Carolina:

8.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $2,369 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $2,398 (0.7%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Saluda, NC in 2022
Distribution of house value in Saluda, NC in 2022
Saluda satellite photo by USGS

Saluda tourist attractions:

Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.8%
North Carolina:

3.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +32 (+5.9%).
Most common industries in Saluda, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (10.2%)
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.6%)
  • Public administration (9.3%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Apparel (5.3%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Saluda, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.1%)
  • Registered nurses (4.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.9%)
  • Top executives (6.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.9%)
  • Registered nurses (6.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.0%)

Average climate in Saluda, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Saluda, North Carolina average temperatures Saluda, North Carolina average precipitation Saluda, North Carolina humidity Saluda, North Carolina wind speed Saluda, North Carolina snowfall Saluda, North Carolina sunshine Saluda, North Carolina clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 48.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.7
U.S.:

72.6
Carbon Monoxide Level

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

City:

0.314
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

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

City:

8.58
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

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.:

1.51
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 23.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.8
U.S.:

33.3

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 significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 110.7 miles away from Saluda center
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 Saluda center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 306.8 miles away from Saluda 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) 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) earthquake occurred 193.2 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 (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Saluda topographic map

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

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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Saluda:

Marital status in Saluda, NC
  • Never married: 14.9%
  • Now married: 56.8%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 13.4%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

For population 25 years and over in Saluda:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 50.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
North Carolina average:

11.7

Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Saluda
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Saluda, NC (based on Polk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

11.08 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Polk County:

10.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

23.7%
North Carolina:

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

14.7%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.7%
North Carolina:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.6%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Saluda:

29.1
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Saluda:

19.2%
North Carolina:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Saluda:

10.3%
North Carolina:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Saluda:

6.9
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.3%
North Carolina:

33.7%

General health condition:
Saluda:

57.4%
State:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Saluda:

76.6%
North Carolina:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Saluda, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 7$9,938$17,0370$0
Police Protection - Officers 4$18,287$54,8610$0
Water Supply 3$12,706$50,8240$0
Financial Administration 1$2,834$34,0081$1,123
Totals for Government 15$43,764$35,0111$1,123

Saluda government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $26,000 ($40.50)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $505,000 ($786.60)
    Police Protection: $299,000 ($465.73)
    Regular Highways: $196,000 ($305.30)
    Central Staff Services: $172,000 ($267.91)
    General - Other: $109,000 ($169.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $94,000 ($146.42)
    Financial Administration: $86,000 ($133.96)
    Local Fire Protection: $70,000 ($109.03)
    Libraries: $31,000 ($48.29)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000 ($17.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($9.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000 ($4.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($24.92)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $217,000 ($338.01)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($4.67)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($3.12)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($3.12)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($18.69)

Saluda government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $214,000 ($333.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $100,000 ($155.76)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $5,000 ($7.79)
    Other: $2,000 ($3.12)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $7,000 ($10.90)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($6.23)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $36,000 ($56.07)
    Donations From Private Sources: $30,000 ($46.73)
    Special Assessments: $12,000 ($18.69)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $586,000 ($912.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $91,000 ($141.74)
    Highways: $30,000 ($46.73)
  • Tax - Property: $656,000 ($1021.81)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $190,000 ($295.95)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $4,000 ($6.23)

Saluda government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $450,000 ($700.93)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $426,000 ($663.55)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,000 ($37.38)

Businesses in Saluda, NC

  • Subway: 1
  • U-Haul: 1

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: 35.249767, Lon: -82.276661, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 13, 2011 01:03 PM, Greenville St, Lat: 35.229286, Lon: -82.356950, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 184ft / 55.8mTotal length
  • 145,340Total average daily traffic
  • 31,432Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Saluda, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 21920-1929
  • 141960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 12000-2009
  • 42010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Saluda, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 1 Mi South Of Saluda On Mountain Page Road (Lat: 35.228250 Lon: -82.359778), Type: Tank, Structure height: 9.8 m, Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WPJI634,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.345 MHz, Grant Date: 05/11/2001, Expiration Date: 06/27/2011, Cancellation Date: 08/27/2011, Certifier: William H Foster, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

  • 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: 12/11/2019, Expiration Date: 02/23/2030, Certifier: Jim Cantrell, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E # 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

  • Lat: 35.252944 Lon: -82.324167, Call Sign: WRQB531,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.677 MHz, 152.907 MHz, 154.482 MHz, 154.490 MHz, 159.802 MHz, 159.810 MHz, 159.870 MHz, 159.960 MHz, 160.020 MHz, 160.027 MHz... (+4 more), Grant Date: 04/16/2022, Expiration Date: 04/16/2032, Certifier: Nate Pressley, Registrant: Mobile Communications Of America, 216 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: (828) 785-9949, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: ZWART FRANK RV-6A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-360-A1D (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 200ZF, N200ZF, N-200ZF, Serial Number: 24604, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 11/02/2000, Certificate Issue Date: 11/09/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Robert A Phillips, Po Box 386, Saluda, NC 28773
  • Aircraft: BOEING B75N1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: P&W R-985 SERIES (450 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5102N, N5102N, N-5102N, Serial Number: 75-6707, Year manufactured: 1942, Airworthiness Date: 05/07/2004, Certificate Issue Date: 11/19/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Mary Emma Meyland, 237 Kirks Trl, Saluda, NC 28773
  • Aircraft: JUSTICE FRANK K VANS RV-6A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7FJ, N7FJ, N-7FJ, Serial Number: 22226, Year manufactured: 1997, Airworthiness Date: 02/13/1997, Certificate Issue Date: 02/23/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Michael J Williams, Po Box 427, 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, N9274M, N-9274M, Serial Number: 1213, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 07/21/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 04/06/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Rodney A Gibson, Po Box 486, Saluda, NC 28773

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 23. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 37 took place in 2009, and the least - 5 in 2017. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Saluda, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (39.1%), and Outside Fires (33.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Saluda, NC
    • 13539.1%Structure Fires
    • 11533.3%Outside Fires
    • 9026.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 51.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Saluda, NC
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Saluda, NC
  • 61.5%Electricity
  • 18.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Saluda, NC
  • 52.3%Electricity
  • 43.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Saluda compared to North Carolina 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 11 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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