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Saluda County

Population in July 2007: 2,747.
Males: 1,434  (52.2%)
Females: 1,313  (47.8%)

Median resident age:  36.2 years
South Carolina median age:  35.4 years

Estimated median household income in 2011: $41,240 (it was $39,714 in 2000)
Saluda River:

$41,240
South Carolina:

$42,367
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $17,026

Saluda River CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $115,822 (it was $78,700 in 2000)
Saluda River:

$115,822
South Carolina:

$136,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $144,739; Detached houses: $172,589; Townhouses or other attached units: $150,258; Mobile homes: $86,755

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Saluda River races chart
  • White alone - 1,997 (71.8%)
  • Black alone - 552 (19.9%)
  • Hispanic - 212 (7.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Saluda River: 147.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 113.8 square miles.

Population density: 24 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Saluda River:

  • High school or higher: 71.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Saluda River CCD:

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 62.6%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

0 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.0%
South Carolina:  4.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Saluda River CCD:  0.8% ($601)
South Carolina:  0.6% ($510)
Saluda River satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dutch Fork, SC (32.0 miles , pop. 59,332).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (91.7 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (545.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Saluda, SC (2.7 miles ), Silverstreet, SC (2.8 miles ), Chappells, SC (3.5 miles ), Prosperity, SC (3.6 miles ), Newberry, SC (3.7 miles ), Ward, SC (4.1 miles) , Batesburg-Leesville, SC (4.1 miles ), Ridge Spring, SC (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 34.10 N, Longitude: 81.72 W

Saluda River household income distribution Saluda River home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.5%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Food (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (4%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (11%)
  • Food and beverage stores (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)

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

Average climate in Saluda River, South Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Saluda River-area historical tornado activity is above South Carolina state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/13/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.1 miles away from the Saluda River place center killed 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 29.4 miles away from the place center killed 5 people and injured 49 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Saluda River-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 86% 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 46.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 79.7 miles away from Saluda River center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/8/1993 at 09:24:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 33.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.1 miles away from Saluda River center
On 12/7/2007 at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Saluda County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Saluda River:

  • NEWBERRY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 14 miles away; NEWBERRY, SC)

Operable nuclear power plant near Saluda River:

  • 13 miles: Virgil C. Summer in Jenkinsville, SC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Saluda River:

  • Piedmont Technical College (about 25 miles; Greenwood, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,675)
  • Lander University (about 27 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,603)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 37 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 5,564)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 37 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,476)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 41 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 23,969)
  • Benedict College (about 41 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 2,942)
  • Medical College of Georgia (about 47 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,357)

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Notable locations in Saluda River: Perrys Crossroads (A), Old Town Fire Department Number 600 (B), Hollywood Fire Department Number 700 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Saluda River include: Salem Church (A), Shiloh Church (B), Pine Pleasant Church (C), Wateree Church (D), Mount Moriah Church (E), Mount Enon Church (F), Deans Chapel (G), Faith Temple (H), Crossroads Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bethany Cemetery (1), Chestnut Hill Cemetery (2), Corinth Cemetery (3), Merchant Cemetery (4), Perry Cemetery (5), Pine Pleasant Cemetery (6), Smith Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: W Colemans Pond (A), R Colemans Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Shiloh Branch (A), Watermelon Branch (B), Persimmon Creek (C), Tosity Creek (D), Indian Creek (E), Terrapin Creek (F), Mill Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Saluda County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.8%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.3%
Whole state:  4.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

15.8%
Whole state:

14.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.2%
Whole state:

6.5%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Saluda River, SC

Saluda River compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (52%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Saluda River (based on Saluda County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.53%
Here44.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents51.5%27.0%9.1%5.7%6.7%
Congregations39.0%29.3%14.6%9.8%7.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Saluda County:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Saluda County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Saluda County:

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.4%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Saluda County:

28.2%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.2%
State:

13.4%

5.52% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,093 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lexington County, SC  1.57% ($41,429 average AGI)
from Aiken County, SC  0.55% ($23,765)
from Edgefield County, SC  0.53% ($21,939)


5.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,406 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
South Carolina average:

6.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lexington County, SC  1.63% ($27,471 average AGI)
to Aiken County, SC  0.66% ($21,439)
to Greenwood County, SC  0.64% ($26,550)

Strongest AM radio stations in Saluda River:

  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBLR (1430 AM; 5 kW; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJES (1190 AM; 1 kW; SALUDA, SC; Owner: EDGEFIELD-SALUDA RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WCZZ (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: KEENE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WKMG (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; NEWBERRY, SC; Owner: CORNELL BLAKELY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Saluda River:

  • WJES-FM (92.1 FM; SALUDA, SC; Owner: BRECKENRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WHZQ (94.1 FM; CROSS HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WZMJ (93.1 FM; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WBBQ-FM (104.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKSX-FM (92.7 FM; JOHNSTON, SC; Owner: EDGEFIELD-SALUDA RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WAFJ (88.3 FM; BELVEDERE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCOS-FM (97.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZNY (105.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKXC-FM (99.5 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKSP (96.3 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGVC (106.3 FM; SIMPSONVILLE, SC; Owner: SIMPSONVILLE BROADCASTING LLC)
  • W274AE (102.7 FM; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Saluda River:

  • WJBF (Channel 6; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAGT (Channel 26; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WAGT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRDW-TV (Channel 12; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WRDW LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WNEH (Channel 38; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

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