Saluda, South Carolina

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Population in 2022: 3,056 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.3%
Males: 1,829  (59.9%)
Females: 1,227  (40.1%)
Median resident age:

35.5 years
South Carolina median age:

40.5 years

Zip codes: 29138.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $33,241 (it was $26,964 in 2000)
Saluda:

$33,241
SC:

$64,115

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $14,879 (it was $13,032 in 2000)

Saluda town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $89,852 (it was $62,100 in 2000)
Saluda:

$89,852
SC:

$254,600

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $127,428; detached houses: $134,146; mobile homes: $24,360

Median gross rent in 2022: $697.

March 2022 cost of living index in Saluda: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 40.1%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.1% for Black residents, 61.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.3% for other race residents, 68.0% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Saluda, SC (2022)
    • 1,79255.9%Hispanic
    • 92728.9%Black alone
    • 51916.2%White alone
    • 270.8%Two or more races

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



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Saluda, South Carolina as of April 24, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Saluda is 619 to 1.


Crime rates in Saluda by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(83.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(55.4)
4
(112.2)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(69.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.1)
1
(27.7)
1
(27.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(82.4)
2
(55.4)
0
(0.0)
4
(132.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(103.7)
0
(0.0)
12
(332.7)
3
(83.3)
2
(56.1)
1
(27.7)
4
(110.6)
2
(55.5)
4
(110.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(54.9)
1
(27.7)
1
(28.1)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
58
(2,004)
57
(1,599)
51
(1,414)
44
(1,222)
19
(533.0)
10
(277.1)
11
(304.0)
20
(555.1)
10
(275.8)
16
(440.0)
5
(137.3)
5
(138.5)
10
(280.5)
9
(297.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
12
(414.7)
12
(336.6)
14
(388.1)
40
(1,111)
20
(561.0)
10
(277.1)
7
(193.5)
10
(277.5)
10
(275.8)
10
(275.0)
26
(714.1)
11
(304.7)
2
(56.1)
5
(165.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
58
(2,004)
64
(1,795)
53
(1,469)
64
(1,778)
63
(1,767)
45
(1,247)
46
(1,271)
35
(971.4)
46
(1,269)
51
(1,403)
55
(1,511)
22
(609.4)
24
(673.2)
25
(826.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(69.1)
3
(84.2)
3
(83.2)
3
(83.3)
3
(84.2)
3
(83.1)
2
(55.3)
5
(138.8)
4
(110.3)
1
(27.5)
4
(109.9)
4
(110.8)
3
(84.2)
1
(33.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.1)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index601.9421.9641.5425.0262.6161.8184.9197.1244.3165.6229.1245.7326.5212.6

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, SC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 9 (8 officers - 7 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
South Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: German (4.1%), American (3.4%), English (2.1%), Scottish (1.8%), Welsh (1.5%), African (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 450 feet

Land area: 3.24 square miles.

Population density: 944 people per square mile   (low).

Saluda, South Carolina map

598 residents are foreign born (17.7% Latin America).

This town:

18.6%
South Carolina:

5.3%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Saluda town:

0.7% ($432)
South Carolina:

0.6% ($510)

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

Distribution of median household income in Saluda, SC in 2022
Distribution of house value in Saluda, SC in 2022
Saluda satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.0%
South Carolina:

3.1%
Historical population in Saluda, SC
Historical housing units in Saluda, SC

Population change in the 1990s: +110 (+3.7%).
Most common industries in Saluda, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (22.0%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (13.3%)
  • Health care (6.8%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (32.1%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.9%)
  • Public administration (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (18.4%)
  • Food (12.9%)
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Saluda, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (18.9%)
  • Food processing workers (8.2%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (23.9%)
  • Food processing workers (11.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Carpenters (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Food processing workers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)

Average climate in Saluda, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Saluda, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 74.1. This is about average.

City:

74.1
U.S.:

72.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2023 was 0.101. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.101
U.S.:

1.515
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2023 was 29.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 9.72. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.72
U.S.:

8.11
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00468. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00468
U.S.:

0.00931

Tornado activity:

Saluda-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 24% 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 significantly above South Carolina state average. It is 11% 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 Saluda center
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 175.2 miles away from Saluda center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 121.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 345.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/2014 at 03:23:38, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 22.5 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 175.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Saluda County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Saluda:

  • SALUDA NURSING CENTER (581 NEWBERRY HIGHWAY)
  • DIALYSIS CLINIC INC-SALUDA (301 W BUTLER AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Saluda:

  • BATESBURG GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 16 miles away; BATESBURG, SC)

Airports located in Saluda:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Saluda:

  • Piedmont Technical College (about 25 miles; Greenwood, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,831)
  • Lander University (about 27 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,870)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 30 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Aiken Technical College (about 33 miles; Graniteville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 38 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 8,916)
  • Georgia Regents University (about 39 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 6,862)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 43 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)

Public high school in Saluda:

  • SALUDA HIGH (Students: 600, Location: 160 IVORY KEY ROAD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Saluda:

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Library in Saluda:

  • SALUDA COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $167,604; Location: 101 S MAIN STREET; 20,571 books; 684 audio materials; 579 video materials; 35 state licensed databases; 39 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Saluda: Saluda Fire Department Number 400 (A), Saluda County Courthouse (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Saluda include: Rock Hill Church (A), Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church (B), Corner Stone Christian Church (C), Saluda Presbyterian Church (D), Saint Pauls Church (E), Red Bank Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Travis Park Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Mine Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Saluda County Historical Society (Museums; 109 Law Range Street).

Courts: Saluda County - Chambers- Family Court- Clerk Of Court- Probate Court (100 East Church), Saluda County - County Council- Clerk Of Court- Economic Development (400 West Highland Avenue), Saluda County - Clerk Of Court- Office (100 East Church), Saluda County - Clerk Of Court- Treasurer's Office (100 East Church).

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).

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

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

SALUDA CPW (4110001) (Population served: 3,200, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2011)
RICHARD DEASON MHP (4160011) (Population served: 24, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUN-01-2014, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-17-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-17-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-17-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-17-2014)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-08-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2011)
  • One minor monitoring violation

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

  • SALUDA CO W&S AUTHORITY (4120001) (Population served: 2,439, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • SALUDA WATERS S/D (4150010) (Population served: 125, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.9 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

67.7%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.6%
Whole state:

6.0%


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
6 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Saluda in 2000:

  • 21 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Saluda (2011 data):

  • SunTrust Bank: Saluda I 751 at 300 North Main Street, branch established on 2000/06/17; Saluda 2 Main Branch 753 at 100 South Main Street, branch established on 1965/07/12. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Park Sterling Bank: Saluda Office Branch at 437 North Main Street, branch established on 1999/11/01; Saluda Branch at 200 North Main Street, branch established on 1987/12/18. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $1,051.7 mil, Deposits: $846.3 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Park Sterling Corporation
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Saluda Branch at 201 North Main Street, branch established on 1965/08/15. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Saluda:

Marital status in Saluda, SC
  • Never married: 40.3%
  • Now married: 43.1%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 4.9%

For population 25 years and over in Saluda:

  • High school or higher: 71.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
South Carolina average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Saluda
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhood in Saluda (Saluda, South Carolina Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Saluda, SC (based on Saluda County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,57526
Mainline Protestant2,31117
Black Protestant9767
Catholic3001
Other36-
None12,677-
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: 2
Saluda County:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Saluda County:

11.4%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.2%
State:

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

10.2%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Saluda:

46.2%
South Carolina:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.5%
State:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
South Carolina:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Saluda:

20.3%
South Carolina:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Saluda:

11.3%
South Carolina:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Saluda:

6.8
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Saluda:

32.1%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
Saluda:

53.5%
South Carolina:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.7%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Saluda, SC 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
Police Protection - Officers 8$25,857$38,7860$0
Financial Administration 6$21,741$43,4820$0
Streets and Highways 6$16,161$32,3220$0
Judicial and Legal 1$1,703$20,4360$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$1,882
Totals for Government 21$65,462$37,4075$1,882

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

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $61,000 ($19.96)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $590,000 ($193.06)
    General - Other: $489,000 ($160.01)
    Central Staff Services: $382,000 ($125.00)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $188,000 ($61.52)
    Local Fire Protection: $53,000 ($17.34)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $11,000 ($3.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $27,000 ($8.84)
    Central Staff Services: $21,000 ($6.87)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($4.91)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $773,000 ($252.95)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($6.22)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $123,000 ($40.25)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $108,000 ($35.34)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $8,000 ($2.62)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $183,000 ($59.88)
    Interest Earnings: $17,000 ($5.56)
    General Revenue - Other: $11,000 ($3.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $556,000 ($181.94)
  • Tax - Other License: $535,000 ($175.07)
    Property: $253,000 ($82.79)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $37,000 ($12.11)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $452,000 ($147.91)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $445,000 ($145.62)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,000 ($1.96)

Saluda government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $910,000 ($297.77)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $445,000 ($145.62)
Businesses in Saluda, SC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Subway1
CVS1U-Haul1
Ford1UPS1
H&R Block1

Strongest AM radio stations in Saluda:

  • WJES (1190 AM; 1 kW; SALUDA, SC; Owner: EDGEFIELD-SALUDA RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBLR (1430 AM; 5 kW; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WCZZ (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: KEENE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WGAC (580 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRDW (1480 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Saluda:

  • WJES-FM (92.1 FM; SALUDA, SC; Owner: BRECKENRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKSX-FM (92.7 FM; JOHNSTON, SC; Owner: EDGEFIELD-SALUDA RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBBQ-FM (104.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • WAFJ (88.3 FM; BELVEDERE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKXC-FM (99.5 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WZMJ (93.1 FM; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WZNY (105.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKSP (96.3 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCOS-FM (97.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLPE (91.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • W274AE (102.7 FM; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Saluda:

  • WJBF (Channel 6; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAGT (Channel 26; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WAGT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WRDW-TV (Channel 12; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WRDW LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WFXG (Channel 54; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W56EE (Channel 56; JOHNSTON, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNEH (Channel 38; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
Saluda fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Saluda fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 164ft / 49.5mTotal length
  • $3,685,000Total costs
  • 25,550Total average daily traffic
  • 3,747Total average daily truck traffic
  • 40,236Total future (year 2040) average daily traffic
New bridges in Saluda, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 61940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 31980-1989
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Saluda, SC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Saluda)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 240 (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: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Saluda)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Saluda)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 49. The highest number of reported fires - 104 took place in 2014, and the least - 1 in 2012. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Saluda, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (44.0%), and Structure Fires (35.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Saluda, SC
    • 34644.0%Outside Fires
    • 27735.2%Structure Fires
    • 13216.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 313.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Saluda, SC
Most common first names in Saluda, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James11072.4 years
John8571.7 years
Mary7677.5 years
Willie6373.2 years
George5772.6 years
William5673.5 years
Annie5279.9 years
Robert4669.4 years
Henry3376.0 years
Joe2872.1 years
Most common last names in Saluda, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Coleman7777.8 years
Smith5372.9 years
Berry4572.6 years
Long4372.6 years
Edwards4274.8 years
Jones4272.0 years
Crouch4176.2 years
Rowe3567.8 years
Butler3476.2 years
Cockrell3077.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Saluda, SC
  • 60.7%Electricity
  • 36.4%Utility gas
  • 2.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Saluda, SC
  • 86.9%Electricity
  • 9.6%Utility gas
  • 2.2%No fuel used
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Saluda compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military disciplinary barracks (population 1,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in institutions for the deaf (population 1,000+)"
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  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in institutions for the blind (population 1,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military ships (population 1,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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