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Saluda County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2019: 20,820 (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: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Construction (25.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (20.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (20.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.2%), Educational, health and social services (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Saluda County, SC (2019)
    • 12,10963.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,13926.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,28017.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2711.4%Two or more races
    • 220.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

42.3 years
South Carolina median age:

39.9 years
Males: 10,347  (49.7%)
Females: 10,473  (50.3%)
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Average household size:
Saluda County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $48,315 ($35,774 in 1999)
This county:

$48,315
South Carolina:

$56,227

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $494 (lower quartile is $417, upper quartile is $605)
This county:

$494
State:

$729


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $120,310 (it was $68,600 in 2000)
Saluda:

$120,310
South Carolina:

$179,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,520 - $221,161

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $187,632
Here:

$187,632
State:

$266,394

Townhouses or other attached units: $141,444
Here:

$141,444
State:

$219,057

Mobile homes: $62,333
Here:

$62,333
State:

$72,281

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,114
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $338

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

Health of residents in Saluda County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
70.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
42.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
49.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
66.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 200 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 169 pounds. This is more than average.

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
  • 2018: 40 buildings, average cost: $212,700
  • 2019: 40 buildings, average cost: $225,800
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 2019: $846 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $622 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Saluda, SC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Saluda, SC in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Saluda, SC in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.7%
Saluda County:

13.7%
South Carolina:

13.8%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.6% for Black residents, 14.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 69.8% for American Indian residents, 19.7% for other race residents, 27.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.3 years old
(Males: 40.6 years old, Females: 44.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.9 years old, Black residents: 40.8 years old, American Indian residents: 33.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.2 years old, Other race residents: 26.8 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 November 2020:
Here:

3.1%
South Carolina:

4.1%

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: 78.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,971 (18.8% naturalized citizens)

Saluda County:

9.5%
Whole state:

5.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2542010 or later
  • 5232000 to 2009
  • 8341990 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: 6,182
  • One, attached: 42
  • Two: 40
  • 3 or 4: 177
  • 5 to 9: 84
  • 10 to 19: 8
  • Mobile homes: 3,015
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 47

Housing units in Saluda County with a mortgage: 2,281 (51 second mortgage, 186 home equity loan, 17 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,201

Here:

40.0% with mortgage
State:

58.0% 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 significantly above South Carolina state average. It is 13% 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 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 175.4 miles away from the 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 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 343.3 miles away from the county center
On 2/15/2014 at 03:23:38, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 25.6 miles away from Saluda 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Carolina Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4492, Natural disaster type: Other
  • South Carolina Hurricane Irma, Incident Period: September 6, 2017 - September 13, 2017, FEMA Id: 4346, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 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
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Saluda

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,328 (73.1%)
  • Carpooled: 1,102 (18.6%)
  • Bus: 61 (1.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 118 (2.0%)
  • Walked: 79 (1.3%)
  • Worked at home: 185 (3.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Guatemala (61%)
  • Mexico (34%)
  • Brazil (3%)
  • Russia (2%)
  • Panama (2%)
  • Ukraine (2%)
  • Netherlands (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Saluda County


  • American (24%)
  • English (5%)
  • German (4%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • European (1%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

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 2019: 10.4

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 2018: 19.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.3%
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 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (449)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (202)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (171)
  • Unspecified dementia (159)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (123)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (56)
  • Congestive heart failure (33)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (31)

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: 20,820
  • Male householders: 3,685 (1,001 living alone), Female householders: 3,606 (899 living alone)
  • 3,738 spouses (3,738 opposite-sex spouses), 347 unmarried partners, (338 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 6,599 children (6,181 natural, 202 adopted, 216 stepchildren), 471 grandchildren, 291 brothers or sisters, 390 parents, 44 foster children, 399 other relatives, 857 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 346

Size of family households: 2,851 2-persons, 1,060 3-persons, 661 4-persons, 274 5-persons, 274 6-persons, 109 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,898 1-person, 116 2-persons, 20 5-persons.

2,489 married couples with children.
1,406 single-parent households (389 men, 1,017 women).

85.2% of residents of Saluda speak English at home.
14.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (41% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 30% speak English not well, 16% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (60% speak English very well, 40% speak English 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:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.6

Year house built in Saluda County, South Carolina
  • Year house built in Saluda County, South Carolina
  • 7822014 or later
  • 1452010 to 2013
  • 9972000 to 2009
  • 1,9601990 to 1999
  • 1,3551980 to 1989
  • 1,7551970 to 1979
  • 1,0171960 to 1969
  • 4911950 to 1959
  • 2541940 to 1949
  • 9441939 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
  • 91 room
  • 142 rooms
  • 773 rooms
  • 5344 rooms
  • 1,2235 rooms
  • 1,2836 rooms
  • 1,0947 rooms
  • 6088 rooms
  • 6059+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Saluda County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Saluda County, South Carolina
  • 541 room
  • 332 rooms
  • 1663 rooms
  • 2754 rooms
  • 7215 rooms
  • 2796 rooms
  • 1087 rooms
  • 1618 rooms
  • 389+ 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
  • 16no bedroom
  • 411 bedroom
  • 1,1082 bedrooms
  • 3,2053 bedrooms
  • 8224 bedrooms
  • 2325+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Saluda County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Saluda County, South Carolina
  • 55no bedroom
  • 1701 bedroom
  • 5922 bedrooms
  • 8613 bedrooms
  • 1364 bedrooms
  • 215+ 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
  • 167no vehicle
  • 1,1811 vehicle
  • 2,0442 vehicles
  • 1,2653 vehicles
  • 5814 vehicles
  • 2525+ 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
  • 218no vehicle
  • 8011 vehicle
  • 6082 vehicles
  • 1063 vehicles
  • 774 vehicles
  • 345+ vehicles

93.2% of Saluda County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in South Carolina.

Saluda County:

93.2%
State average:

85.7%

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

  • This state: 14,639
  • Other state: 3,950
  • Northeast: 665
  • Midwest: 332
  • South: 2,529
  • West: 437
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
  • 67.9%Electricity
  • 14.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.0%Utility gas
  • 4.9%Wood
  • 2.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 76.4%Electricity
  • 10.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.0%Wood
  • 5.6%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 298
Here:

15.4%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 84
Here:

8.3%
South Carolina:

8.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 53
Here:

9.5%
South Carolina:

20.0%

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 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,032,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,469,000
    Solid Waste Management: $343,000
    Air Transportation: $241,000
    Parks and Recreation: $97,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,034,000
    Correctional Institutions: $438,000
    Local Fire Protection: $43,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,000
    Air Transportation: $8,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,456,000
    Police Protection: $2,345,000
    Regular Highways: $1,561,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,338,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,180,000
    Financial Administration: $1,178,000
    Correctional Institutions: $956,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $907,000
    Central Staff Services: $897,000
    Parks and Recreation: $536,000
    Libraries: $486,000
    General Public Buildings: $347,000
    Air Transportation: $344,000
    Health - Other: $212,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $202,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $144,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $53,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $23,000
    Transit Utilities: $16,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $187,000
    Public Welfare: $70,000
    Highways: $47,000
    Other: $10,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,000
    Education: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $117,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $278,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,381,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,591,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $790,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $793,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $217,000
    Sale of Property: $51,000
    General Revenue - Other: $40,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $167,000
    General - Other: $162,000
    Local Fire Protection: $119,000
    Police Protection: $95,000
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000
    Financial Administration: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
    General Public Building: $6,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,381,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $941,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $910,000
    Highways: $298,000
    Other: $163,000
    Public Welfare: $80,000
    Education: $31,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,488,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $252,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $162,000
    Other Selective Sales: $115,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $36,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,068,000

Saluda County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,032,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,469,000
    Solid Waste Management: $343,000
    Air Transportation: $241,000
    Parks and Recreation: $97,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,034,000
    Correctional Institutions: $438,000
    Local Fire Protection: $43,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,000
    Air Transportation: $8,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,456,000
    Police Protection: $2,345,000
    Regular Highways: $1,561,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,338,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,180,000
    Financial Administration: $1,178,000
    Correctional Institutions: $956,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $907,000
    Central Staff Services: $897,000
    Parks and Recreation: $536,000
    Libraries: $486,000
    General Public Buildings: $347,000
    Air Transportation: $344,000
    Health - Other: $212,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $202,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $144,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $53,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $23,000
    Transit Utilities: $16,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $187,000
    Public Welfare: $70,000
    Highways: $47,000
    Other: $10,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,000
    Education: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $117,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $278,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,381,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,591,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $790,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $793,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $217,000
    Sale of Property: $51,000
    General Revenue - Other: $40,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $167,000
    General - Other: $162,000
    Local Fire Protection: $119,000
    Police Protection: $95,000
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000
    Financial Administration: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
    General Public Building: $6,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,381,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $941,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $910,000
    Highways: $298,000
    Other: $163,000
    Public Welfare: $80,000
    Education: $31,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,488,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $252,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $162,000
    Other Selective Sales: $115,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $36,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,068,000

Saluda County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,032,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,469,000
    Solid Waste Management: $343,000
    Air Transportation: $241,000
    Parks and Recreation: $97,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,034,000
    Correctional Institutions: $438,000
    Local Fire Protection: $43,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,000
    Air Transportation: $8,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,456,000
    Police Protection: $2,345,000
    Regular Highways: $1,561,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,338,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,180,000
    Financial Administration: $1,178,000
    Correctional Institutions: $956,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $907,000
    Central Staff Services: $897,000
    Parks and Recreation: $536,000
    Libraries: $486,000
    General Public Buildings: $347,000
    Air Transportation: $344,000
    Health - Other: $212,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $202,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $144,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $53,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $23,000
    Transit Utilities: $16,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $187,000
    Public Welfare: $70,000
    Highways: $47,000
    Other: $10,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,000
    Education: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $117,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $278,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,381,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,591,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $790,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $793,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $217,000
    Sale of Property: $51,000
    General Revenue - Other: $40,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $167,000
    General - Other: $162,000
    Local Fire Protection: $119,000
    Police Protection: $95,000
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000
    Financial Administration: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
    General Public Building: $6,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,381,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $941,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $910,000
    Highways: $298,000
    Other: $163,000
    Public Welfare: $80,000
    Education: $31,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,488,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $252,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $162,000
    Other Selective Sales: $115,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $36,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,068,000

Saluda County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,032,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,469,000
    Solid Waste Management: $343,000
    Air Transportation: $241,000
    Parks and Recreation: $97,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,034,000
    Correctional Institutions: $438,000
    Local Fire Protection: $43,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,000
    Air Transportation: $8,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,456,000
    Police Protection: $2,345,000
    Regular Highways: $1,561,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,338,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,180,000
    Financial Administration: $1,178,000
    Correctional Institutions: $956,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $907,000
    Central Staff Services: $897,000
    Parks and Recreation: $536,000
    Libraries: $486,000
    General Public Buildings: $347,000
    Air Transportation: $344,000
    Health - Other: $212,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $202,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $144,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $53,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $23,000
    Transit Utilities: $16,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $187,000
    Public Welfare: $70,000
    Highways: $47,000
    Other: $10,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,000
    Education: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $117,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $278,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,381,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,591,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $790,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $793,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $217,000
    Sale of Property: $51,000
    General Revenue - Other: $40,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $167,000
    General - Other: $162,000
    Local Fire Protection: $119,000
    Police Protection: $95,000
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000
    Financial Administration: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
    General Public Building: $6,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,381,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $941,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $910,000
    Highways: $298,000
    Other: $163,000
    Public Welfare: $80,000
    Education: $31,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,488,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $252,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $162,000
    Other Selective Sales: $115,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $36,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,068,000

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"