For population 25 years and over in Saluda:
For population 15 years and over in Saluda town:
735 residents are foreign born (21.0% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,096 (0.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dutch Fork, SC (35.5 miles , pop. 59,332).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (99.1 miles , pop. 540,828).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (552.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Saluda River, SC (2.7 miles ), Ward, SC (3.2 miles) , Johnston, SC (3.5 miles ), Ridge Spring, SC (3.5 miles ), Monetta, SC (3.8 miles ), Kirksey, SC (3.9 miles ), Pleasant Lane, SC (3.9 miles ), Batesburg-Leesville, SC (3.9 miles ).
Latitude: 34.00 N, Longitude: 81.77 W
Area code: 864
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Saluda detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 11 (10 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +110 (+3.7%).
Work and jobs in Saluda: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Saluda, South Carolina
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Saluda-area historical tornado activity is above South Carolina state average. It is 84% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 12/13/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.8 miles away from the Saluda town center killed 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 3/31/1973, a category F4 tornado 33.0 miles away from the town center killed 7 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Saluda-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 85% 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 42.1 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 85.6 miles away from Saluda center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.7 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 27.5 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 40.0 miles away from Saluda center
On 12/7/2007 at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.8 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).
Birthplace of: Lyndon Amick - Stock car racing driver and soldier, Milledge Luke Bonham - Confederate Army general, James Butler Hare - US Congressman, Jason Mitchell - College basketball player (Cornell Big Red).
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Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.82. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00481. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Saluda and their reported violations in the past:SALUDA CPW (Population served: 3200, Purch_surface_water):
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Saluda that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 30.1%
(4.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.7% for Black residents, 42.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 81.1% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Saluda (based on Saluda County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.53%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
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Saluda government finances in 2002(per resident):
5.52% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,093 average adjusted gross income)
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:
5.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,406 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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See more detailed statistics of Saluda fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 12 meters (39ft)
Total costs: $612,000
Total average daily traffic: 9,500
Total average daily truck traffic: 570
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 13,395
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Saluda)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 151 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Saluda, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Saluda)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Saluda)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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