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Saluda County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2016: 20,639 (19% urban, 81% rural); it was 19,181 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,961
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,684
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,745
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,882 (it was 1,382 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

31%

Land area: 452 sq. mi.

Water area: 9.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 46 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Saluda County: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (36.4%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (16.6%), Educational, health and social services (15.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 16%
  • Unpaid family work: 5%
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Races in Saluda County, South Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (58.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (25.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (15.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
Median resident age:  41.5 years
South Carolina median age:  39.1 years
Males: 10,357  (50.2%)
Females: 10,282  (49.8%)

Saluda County,SC real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Saluda County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $43,759 ($35,774 in 1999)

This county:

$43,759
South Carolina:

$49,501

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $459 (lower quartile is $374, upper quartile is $557)
This county:

$459
State:

$653


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $99,992 (it was $68,600 in 2000)
Saluda:

$99,992
South Carolina:

$153,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,878 - $189,352

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $179,674
Here:

$179,674
State:

$236,970

Townhouses or other attached units: $107,556
Here:

$107,556
State:

$189,206

Mobile homes: $68,122
Here:

$68,122
State:

$71,546
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,017
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $326

Institutionalized population: 160

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 27
  • Burglaries: 32
  • Thefts: 104
  • Auto thefts: 9

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 126
  • Burglaries: 31
  • Thefts: 67
  • Auto thefts: 4
Saluda County, SC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 47 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2001: 52 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2002: 51 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2003: 58 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2004: 48 buildings, average cost: $144,200
  • 2005: 49 buildings, average cost: $149,500
  • 2006: 42 buildings, average cost: $169,600
  • 2007: 47 buildings, average cost: $177,800
  • 2008: 46 buildings, average cost: $166,100
  • 2009: 40 buildings, average cost: $146,500
  • 2010: 34 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2011: 23 buildings, average cost: $158,100
  • 2012: 31 buildings, average cost: $214,200
  • 2013: 29 buildings, average cost: $182,900
  • 2014: 26 buildings, average cost: $193,900
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $768 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $583 (0.7%)

Saluda County household income distribution in 2013 Saluda County home values distribution in 2013 Saluda County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.8%
Saluda County:

16.8%
South Carolina:

15.3%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.7% for Black residents, 27.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 77.2% for American Indian residents, 31.6% for other race residents, 21.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 41.5 years old
(Males: 39.0 years old, Females: 44.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.3 years old, Black residents: 39.5 years old, American Indian residents: 34.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.7 years old, Other race residents: 24.0 years old)

Area name: Columbia, SC HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Saluda County is $567 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $632 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $781 a month.

Cities in this county include: Saluda, Saluda River, Ridge Spring, Ward.

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

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Neighboring counties: Graham County, Arizona , Bartow County, Georgia , Chicot County, Arkansas , Clark County, Arkansas , Edgefield County , Leflore County, Mississippi , Sumter County , Jasper County, Georgia , Morgan County, Georgia , Paulding County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.3%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 509
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,880 (12.6% naturalized citizens)

Saluda County:

9.1%
Whole state:

4.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Saluda County population
  • 2942010 or later
  • 6612000 to 2009
  • 6901990 to 1999
  • 651980 to 1989
  • 331970 to 1979
  • 27Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 44.3%

Saluda County marital status for males Saluda County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,160
  • One, attached: 35
  • Two: 32
  • 3 or 4: 103
  • 5 to 9: 124
  • Mobile homes: 2,992
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Housing units in Saluda County with a mortgage: 2,370 (55 second mortgage, 272 home equity loan, 20 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,967

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

58.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Saluda County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,57526
Mainline Protestant2,31117
Black Protestant9767
Catholic3001
Other36-
None12,677-
Saluda County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Saluda County:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Saluda County:

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Saluda County:

11.4%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Saluda County:

28.2%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.2%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Saluda County:

Average size of farms: 186 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $111,565
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $236.71
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.33%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 91.39%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $76,766
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.85%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.96%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $62,705
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.16%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 25.03
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.99%
Corn for grain: 901 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 841 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 206 harvested acres
Vegetables: 96 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2,819 acres

Earthquake activity:

Saluda County-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 84% 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 46.2 miles away from Saluda County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 116.9 miles away from the county center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 111.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 179.5 miles away from the county 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 227.6 miles away from Saluda County center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 149.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3378: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3378, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3373: October 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 3373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4241: October 05, 2015, FEMA Id: 4241, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 19, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3369: February 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 3369, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 15, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4166: March 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 4166, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3233: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2004 to January 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1509: February 13, 2004, FEMA Id: 1509, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South Carolina Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1313: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1313, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Drought, Incident Period: August 04, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3047: August 04, 1977, FEMA Id: 3047, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Saluda County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (59%)
  • Guatemala (28%)
  • Russia (2%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • Panama (1%)
  • England (1%)
  • Ukraine (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Saluda County


  • American (26%)
  • German (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (0%)
  • Scotch-Irish (0%)
  • Italian (0%)

Saluda County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,557 (70.9%)
  • Carpooled: 1,203 (18.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 26 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 55 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 166 (2.6%)
  • Worked at home: 420 (6.5%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Saluda County, South Carolina in 2000:

  • 197 people in nursing homes
  • 30 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 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

People in group quarters in Saluda County, South Carolina in 2010:

  • 160 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 73 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,230.

5.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,907 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
South Carolina average:

6.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.01% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($22,493 average AGI)
1.22% relocated from other states ($6,416 average AGI)
Saluda County:

1.22%
South Carolina average:

3.58%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lexington County, SC  1.30% ($28,495 average AGI)
from Edgefield County, SC  0.52% ($23,333)
from Aiken County, SC  0.46% ($39,438)
from Newberry County, SC  0.39% ($23,074)
from Greenwood County, SC  0.31% ($23,545)
from Richland County, SC  0.26% ($31,722)


5.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,585 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
South Carolina average:

6.53%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.28% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($22,208 average AGI)
1.28% relocated to other states ($6,377 average AGI)
Saluda County:

1.28%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lexington County, SC  1.50% ($32,829 average AGI)
to Aiken County, SC  0.43% ($31,000)
to Greenwood County, SC  0.40% ($26,286)
to Richland County, SC  0.37% ($30,154)
to Edgefield County, SC  0.34% ($20,958)
to Newberry County, SC  0.33% ($28,087)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3

Births per 1000 population in Saluda County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Saluda County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Saluda County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 23.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Saluda County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Saluda County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Saluda County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Saluda County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Saluda County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Saluda County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,259 (2,616 aged, 643 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 577 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Saluda County, South Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (364)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (189)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (185)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (162)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (134)
  • Unspecified dementia (132)
  • Congestive heart failure (101)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (84)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (55)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (52)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,466
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,021
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 42

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 20,639
  • In family households: 17,748 (2,571 male householders, 2,639 female householders)
    3,850 spouses, 6,445 children (5,897 natural, 160 adopted, 393 stepchildren), 758 grandchildren, 300 brothers or sisters, 285 parents, 429 other relatives, 476 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,497 (945 male householders (730 living alone)), 1,075 female householders (1,021 living alone)), 476 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 370

Size of family households: 2,724 2-persons, 1,106 3-persons, 857 4-persons, 319 5-persons, 167 6-persons, 42 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,751 1-person, 255 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 11 5-persons.

2,438 married couples with children.
1,443 single-parent households (415 men, 1,028 women).

86.5% of residents of Saluda speak English at home.
14.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (37% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 23% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $85,839,000 ($4,549 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,181,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $37,042,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,647,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,339,000
Federal grants: $26,136,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,244,000 ($408,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,431,000 ($1,054,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $5,573,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,561,000
Federal Government insurance: $9,918,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,225
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,092
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +661
Here:

+35 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,047
Here -55 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Saluda County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.01 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.6

Year house built in Saluda County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Saluda County population
  • 1732014 or later
  • 3142010 to 2013
  • 9902000 to 2009
  • 1,9551990 to 1999
  • 1,3491980 to 1989
  • 1,6151970 to 1979
  • 1,0031960 to 1969
  • 7151950 to 1959
  • 2591940 to 1949
  • 1,0221939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Saluda County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Saluda County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Saluda County population
  • 331 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 723 rooms
  • 3864 rooms
  • 1,3365 rooms
  • 1,1786 rooms
  • 9777 rooms
  • 5268 rooms
  • 7769+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Saluda County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Saluda County population
  • 141 room
  • 772 rooms
  • 983 rooms
  • 4894 rooms
  • 6355 rooms
  • 3236 rooms
  • 1297 rooms
  • 1518 rooms
  • 469+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Saluda County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Saluda County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Saluda County population
  • 29no bedroom
  • 601 bedroom
  • 8762 bedrooms
  • 3,2153 bedrooms
  • 9034 bedrooms
  • 1915+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Saluda County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Saluda County population
  • 47no bedroom
  • 1451 bedroom
  • 6722 bedrooms
  • 8963 bedrooms
  • 1574 bedrooms
  • 345+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Saluda County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Saluda County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Saluda County population
  • 192no vehicle
  • 1,1231 vehicle
  • 2,0132 vehicles
  • 1,2203 vehicles
  • 5124 vehicles
  • 2625+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Saluda County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Saluda County population
  • 300no vehicle
  • 9111 vehicle
  • 4562 vehicles
  • 1353 vehicles
  • 1384 vehicles
  • 245+ vehicles

92.7% of Saluda County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in South Carolina.

Saluda County:

92.7%
State average:

85.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 15,168
  • Other state: 3,337
  • Northeast: 429
  • Midwest: 651
  • South: 1,940
  • West: 303
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Saluda County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 58.1%Electricity
  • 19.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.2%Utility gas
  • 6.3%Wood
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Solar energy
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 77.3%Electricity
  • 9.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.2%Utility gas
  • 3.0%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 118
Here:

5.5%
South Carolina:

9.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 33
Here:

4.6%
South Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 47
Here:

7.9%
South Carolina:

19.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Saluda County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Corrections - Other: $1,046,000
    Police Protection: $1,021,000
    Regular Highways: $639,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $613,000
    Health Services - Other: $601,000
    General Public Buildings: $568,000
    Solid Waste Management: $425,000
    General - Other: $418,000
    Financial Administration: $344,000
    Central Staff Services: $259,000
    Libraries: $140,000
    Fire Protection: $130,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $118,000
    Parks & Recreation: $91,000
    Welfare - Other: $15,000
    Housing & Community Development: $8,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $59,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Higher Education: $40,000
    Health: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $66,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,882,000

Saluda County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $447,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $148,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $849,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $71,000
    Rents: $31,000
    Property Sale Other: $2,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $853,000
    General Support: $814,000
    All Other: $180,000
    Health & Hospitals: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,847,000
    Other Selective Sales: $184,000
    NEC: $85,000
    Public Utilities: $4,000

Saluda County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $986,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $857,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $130,000

Saluda County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $102,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,914,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $63,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 502
  • Number of aged recipients: 56
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 446
  • Number of recipients under 18: 92
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 287
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 123
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 207
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 204
Saluda County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Most common first names in Saluda County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James14172.7 years
John10171.6 years
Mary9077.6 years
Willie7972.7 years
William7072.0 years
George6473.4 years
Annie5979.5 years
Robert5770.5 years
Henry3775.2 years
Mattie3180.9 years
Most common last names in Saluda County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Coleman8377.7 years
Smith6472.3 years
Jones5371.4 years
Berry4672.7 years
Long4573.4 years
Davis4471.7 years
Edwards4274.8 years
Crouch4276.4 years
Williams4073.9 years
Johnson3973.4 years
Businesses in Saluda County, SC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Subway1
CVS1U-Haul1
Ford1UPS1
H&R Block1

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  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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