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Saluda County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2017: 20,769 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Saluda County: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (39.1%), Educational, health and social services (25.4%), Construction (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Saluda County, SC (2017)
    • 12,00262.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,24427.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,33217.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2381.2%Two or more races
    • 190.10%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

41.0 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years
Males: 10,304  (49.6%)
Females: 10,465  (50.4%)
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Average household size:
Saluda County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,421 ($35,774 in 1999)
This county:

$43,421
South Carolina:

$50,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $468 (lower quartile is $369, upper quartile is $557)
This county:

$468
State:

$665


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $101,370 (it was $68,600 in 2000)
Saluda:

$101,370
South Carolina:

$161,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $56,700 - $187,052

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $172,351
Here:

$172,351
State:

$244,698

Townhouses or other attached units: $124,245
Here:

$124,245
State:

$192,420

Mobile homes: $60,958
Here:

$60,958
State:

$70,687

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,084
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $320

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
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 45 buildings, average cost: $94,700
  • 1998: 68 buildings, average cost: $100,900
  • 1999: 52 buildings, average cost: $103,400
  • 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
  • 2015: 30 buildings, average cost: $207,200
  • 2016: 35 buildings, average cost: $214,700
  • 2017: 34 buildings, average cost: $245,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Saluda, SC residents
Average permit cost in Saluda, SC
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $780 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $567 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Saluda, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Saluda, SC in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Saluda, SC in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.0%
Saluda County:

19.0%
South Carolina:

15.4%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.3% for Black residents, 29.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 75.0% for American Indian residents, 34.4% for other race residents, 7.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 41.0 years old
(Males: 38.9 years old, Females: 43.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.1 years old, Black residents: 39.2 years old, American Indian residents: 32.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.3 years old, Other race residents: 25.8 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:

3.3%
South Carolina:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Saluda, SC
County total employment by year in Saluda, SC
County average yearly wages by year in Saluda, SC

Current college students: 509
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,869 (14.6% naturalized citizens)

Saluda County:

9.0%
Whole state:

4.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3092010 or later
  • 6622000 to 2009
  • 6531990 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: 6,155
  • One, attached: 27
  • Two: 42
  • 3 or 4: 111
  • 5 to 9: 129
  • 10 to 19: 8
  • Mobile homes: 3,071
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 22

Housing units in Saluda County with a mortgage: 2,218 (52 second mortgage, 284 home equity loan, 31 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,986

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

57.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Saluda County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Saluda

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,316 (69.3%)
  • Carpooled: 1,444 (23.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 21 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 93 (1.5%)
  • Bicycle: 13 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 102 (1.6%)
  • Worked at home: 261 (4.2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (44%)
  • Guatemala (39%)
  • Russia (2%)
  • Panama (1%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • Ecuador (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Saluda County


  • American (27%)
  • German (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (0%)

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 $48,388.

5.36% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,511 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
South Carolina average:

7.95%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.58% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($33,320 average AGI)
0.78% relocated from other states ($7,191 average AGI)
Saluda County:

0.78%
South Carolina average:

4.20%

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  1.74% ($47,202 average AGI)
from Aiken County, SC  0.62% ($30,667)
from Edgefield County, SC  0.41% ($31,179)
from Richland County, SC  0.38% ($38,269)
from Greenwood County, SC  0.37% ($31,640)
from Newberry County, SC  0.37% ($44,000)


5.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,647 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
South Carolina average:

6.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.23% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($31,772 average AGI)
0.71% relocated to other states ($2,875 average AGI)
Saluda County:

0.71%
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  2.04% ($34,071 average AGI)
to Aiken County, SC  0.73% ($47,180)
to Greenwood County, SC  0.68% ($33,000)
to Edgefield County, SC  0.36% ($31,920)
to Newberry County, SC  0.35% ($31,708)
to Richland County, SC  0.32% ($45,091)

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: 20,769
  • In family households: 18,047 (2,597 male householders, 2,621 female householders)
    3,743 spouses, 6,899 children (6,361 natural, 183 adopted, 350 stepchildren), 510 grandchildren, 324 brothers or sisters, 300 parents, 331 other relatives, 732 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,372 (947 male householders (819 living alone)), 1,004 female householders (947 living alone)), 421 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 353

Size of family households: 2,769 2-persons, 1,001 3-persons, 811 4-persons, 352 5-persons, 206 6-persons, 91 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,765 1-person, 164 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 28 5-persons.

2,506 married couples with children.
1,479 single-parent households (421 men, 1,058 women).

86.5% of residents of Saluda speak English at home.
13.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (40% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 18% don't speak English at all).
0.1% 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:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.5

Year house built in Saluda County, South Carolina
  • Year house built in Saluda County, South Carolina
  • 2442014 or later
  • 2742010 to 2013
  • 1,0492000 to 2009
  • 1,8101990 to 1999
  • 1,5561980 to 1989
  • 1,5391970 to 1979
  • 1,0491960 to 1969
  • 7341950 to 1959
  • 2541940 to 1949
  • 9861939 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
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Saluda County, South Carolina
  • 241 room
  • 92 rooms
  • 723 rooms
  • 3384 rooms
  • 1,4185 rooms
  • 1,1696 rooms
  • 9367 rooms
  • 5918 rooms
  • 6109+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Saluda County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Saluda County, South Carolina
  • 191 room
  • 772 rooms
  • 1383 rooms
  • 4394 rooms
  • 7755 rooms
  • 2666 rooms
  • 1057 rooms
  • 1218 rooms
  • 479+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Saluda County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Saluda County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Saluda County, South Carolina
  • 37no bedroom
  • 371 bedroom
  • 9462 bedrooms
  • 3,1313 bedrooms
  • 8154 bedrooms
  • 1825+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Saluda County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Saluda County, South Carolina
  • 61no bedroom
  • 1401 bedroom
  • 6622 bedrooms
  • 9893 bedrooms
  • 1194 bedrooms
  • 415+ 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
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Saluda County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 220no vehicle
  • 1,0461 vehicle
  • 2,0702 vehicles
  • 1,0973 vehicles
  • 4994 vehicles
  • 2505+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Saluda County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Saluda County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 266no vehicle
  • 1,0451 vehicle
  • 4492 vehicles
  • 783 vehicles
  • 1544 vehicles
  • 275+ vehicles

94.1% of Saluda County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in South Carolina.

Saluda County:

94.1%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 15,009
  • Other state: 3,543
  • Northeast: 415
  • Midwest: 612
  • South: 2,172
  • West: 307
Year householders moved into unit in Saluda County, SC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Saluda County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 59.5%Electricity
  • 17.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.5%Utility gas
  • 7.0%Wood
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Solar energy
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 78.4%Electricity
  • 11.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.8%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 145
Here:

7.2%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 77
Here:

9.5%
South Carolina:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 49
Here:

8.3%
South Carolina:

19.9%

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
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Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Saluda County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,047,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,369,000
    Solid Waste Management: $320,000
    Air Transportation: $225,000
    Parks and Recreation: $90,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,133,000
    Correctional Institutions: $459,000
    Local Fire Protection: $45,000
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000
    Central Staff Services: $12,000
    Air Transportation: $8,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,081,000
    Police Protection: $2,091,000
    Regular Highways: $1,392,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,193,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,052,000
    Financial Administration: $1,050,000
    Correctional Institutions: $852,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $808,000
    Central Staff Services: $800,000
    Parks and Recreation: $478,000
    Libraries: $433,000
    General Public Buildings: $309,000
    Air Transportation: $307,000
    Health - Other: $189,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $180,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $128,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $47,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $20,000
    Transit Utilities: $16,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $216,000
    Public Welfare: $81,000
    Highways: $54,000
    Other: $11,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000
    Education: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $158,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $278,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,961,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,171,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $790,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $745,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $203,000
    Sale of Property: $48,000
    General Revenue - Other: $38,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $18,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $210,000
    General - Other: $203,000
    Local Fire Protection: $149,000
    Police Protection: $119,000
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000
    Financial Administration: $18,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
    General Public Building: $8,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
    Health - Other: $5,000
    Air Transportation: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,464,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $948,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,037,000
    Highways: $340,000
    Other: $186,000
    Public Welfare: $91,000
    Education: $35,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,683,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $236,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $151,000
    Other Selective Sales: $107,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $33,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,871,000

Saluda County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,047,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,369,000
    Solid Waste Management: $320,000
    Air Transportation: $225,000
    Parks and Recreation: $90,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,133,000
    Correctional Institutions: $459,000
    Local Fire Protection: $45,000
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000
    Central Staff Services: $12,000
    Air Transportation: $8,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,081,000
    Police Protection: $2,091,000
    Regular Highways: $1,392,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,193,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,052,000
    Financial Administration: $1,050,000
    Correctional Institutions: $852,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $808,000
    Central Staff Services: $800,000
    Parks and Recreation: $478,000
    Libraries: $433,000
    General Public Buildings: $309,000
    Air Transportation: $307,000
    Health - Other: $189,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $180,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $128,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $47,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $20,000
    Transit Utilities: $16,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $216,000
    Public Welfare: $81,000
    Highways: $54,000
    Other: $11,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000
    Education: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $158,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $278,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,961,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,171,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $790,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $745,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $203,000
    Sale of Property: $48,000
    General Revenue - Other: $38,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $18,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $210,000
    General - Other: $203,000
    Local Fire Protection: $149,000
    Police Protection: $119,000
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000
    Financial Administration: $18,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
    General Public Building: $8,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
    Health - Other: $5,000
    Air Transportation: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,464,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $948,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,037,000
    Highways: $340,000
    Other: $186,000
    Public Welfare: $91,000
    Education: $35,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,683,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $236,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $151,000
    Other Selective Sales: $107,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $33,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,871,000

Saluda County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,047,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,369,000
    Solid Waste Management: $320,000
    Air Transportation: $225,000
    Parks and Recreation: $90,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,133,000
    Correctional Institutions: $459,000
    Local Fire Protection: $45,000
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000
    Central Staff Services: $12,000
    Air Transportation: $8,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,081,000
    Police Protection: $2,091,000
    Regular Highways: $1,392,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,193,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,052,000
    Financial Administration: $1,050,000
    Correctional Institutions: $852,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $808,000
    Central Staff Services: $800,000
    Parks and Recreation: $478,000
    Libraries: $433,000
    General Public Buildings: $309,000
    Air Transportation: $307,000
    Health - Other: $189,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $180,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $128,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $47,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $20,000
    Transit Utilities: $16,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $216,000
    Public Welfare: $81,000
    Highways: $54,000
    Other: $11,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000
    Education: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $158,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $278,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,961,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,171,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $790,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $745,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $203,000
    Sale of Property: $48,000
    General Revenue - Other: $38,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $18,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $210,000
    General - Other: $203,000
    Local Fire Protection: $149,000
    Police Protection: $119,000
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000
    Financial Administration: $18,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
    General Public Building: $8,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
    Health - Other: $5,000
    Air Transportation: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,464,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $948,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,037,000
    Highways: $340,000
    Other: $186,000
    Public Welfare: $91,000
    Education: $35,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,683,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $236,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $151,000
    Other Selective Sales: $107,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $33,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,871,000

Saluda County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,047,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,369,000
    Solid Waste Management: $320,000
    Air Transportation: $225,000
    Parks and Recreation: $90,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,133,000
    Correctional Institutions: $459,000
    Local Fire Protection: $45,000
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000
    Central Staff Services: $12,000
    Air Transportation: $8,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,081,000
    Police Protection: $2,091,000
    Regular Highways: $1,392,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,193,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,052,000
    Financial Administration: $1,050,000
    Correctional Institutions: $852,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $808,000
    Central Staff Services: $800,000
    Parks and Recreation: $478,000
    Libraries: $433,000
    General Public Buildings: $309,000
    Air Transportation: $307,000
    Health - Other: $189,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $180,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $128,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $47,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $20,000
    Transit Utilities: $16,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $216,000
    Public Welfare: $81,000
    Highways: $54,000
    Other: $11,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000
    Education: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $158,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $278,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,961,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,171,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $790,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $745,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $203,000
    Sale of Property: $48,000
    General Revenue - Other: $38,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $18,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $210,000
    General - Other: $203,000
    Local Fire Protection: $149,000
    Police Protection: $119,000
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000
    Financial Administration: $18,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
    General Public Building: $8,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
    Health - Other: $5,000
    Air Transportation: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,464,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $948,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,037,000
    Highways: $340,000
    Other: $186,000
    Public Welfare: $91,000
    Education: $35,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,683,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $236,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $151,000
    Other Selective Sales: $107,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $33,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,871,000

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
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

Saluda County on our top lists:

  • #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"