Saluda County, South Carolina Population 2019

Saluda County, South Carolina's estimated population is 20,424 with a growth rate of 0.85% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Saluda County, South Carolina is the 40th largest county in South Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201820,5441200.59%
201720,4241730.85%
201620,251640.32%
201520,1871000.50%
201420,087130.06%
201320,0741981.00%
201219,876670.34%
201119,809-106-0.53%
201019,9153,55821.75%
199016,3572071.28%
198016,1501,62211.16%
197014,528-26-0.18%
196014,554-1,370-8.60%
195015,924-1,268-7.38%
194017,192-956-5.27%
193018,148-3,940-17.84%
192022,0881,1455.47%
191020,9431,97710.42%
190018,9660.00%

Saluda County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White12,946
Black or African American5,185
Some Other Race1,759
Two or More Races276
American Indian and Alaska Native62

Saluda County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Saluda County, South Carolina Median Age

40.6


Total

38.4


Male

43.3


Female

Saluda County, South Carolina Adults

There are 15,732 adults, (3,689 of whom are seniors) in Saluda County, South Carolina.

Saluda County, South Carolina Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Saluda County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

10,178

50.32%

Male

10,050

49.68%

Saluda County, South Carolina Households and Families

Saluda County, South Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Saluda County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.3%16.7%
All71.9%28.1%
Male67.4%32.6%
Non Family62%38%
Female52.3%47.7%

71.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,0522.8271.9
Married3,6393.2783.3
Non Family1,8951.2262
Female1,0433.7952.3
Male4753.667.4

3.27

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

4.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Saluda County, South Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3849.85%
9th to 12th Grade1,70612.14%
High School Graduate4,98435.48%
Some College2,31116.45%
Associates Degree1,3759.79%
Bachelors Degree1,55411.06%
Graduate Degree7355.23%

Saluda County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,8907,6461,953
Black3,4882,677211
Hispanic1,590557115
Other Race888156
Multiple Races868426
Native American3921

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 97.67%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 30.23%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,611$32,661$21,817
Less Than High School$21,173$22,843$15,690
High School Grad$25,512$31,039$19,451
Some College$28,549$40,509$22,062
Bachelors Degree$40,926$46,949$35,979
Graduate Degree$37,375$69,313$31,467

$27,611

Average Earnings

$32,661

Average Male

$21,817

Average Female

Saluda County, South Carolina Language

Saluda County, South Carolina Language by Age

Saluda County, South Carolina Language

86.41% of Saluda County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 13.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.52% of the population.

Saluda County, South Carolina Poverty

Saluda County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,1271,76234.37%
White11,5991,37911.89%
Hispanic3,01295031.54%
Other1,68365739.04%
Native624979.03%
Multiple276248.70%

20.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.57%

Male Poverty Rate

23.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Saluda County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Saluda County, South Carolina is Native, with 79.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Saluda County, South Carolina is Multiple, with 8.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.97%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.30%
High School14.55%
Some College12.93%
Bachelors or Greater5.30%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed50.15%
Female Unemployed12.08%
Female Employed9.76%
Male Employed9.56%

Saluda County, South Carolina Income

Saluda County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,885$53,343
Families$46,195$60,758
Married Families$60,969-
Non Families$22,228$29,016

Saluda County, South Carolina Marital Status

Saluda County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Saluda County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Saluda County, South Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Saluda County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Saluda County, South Carolina Veterans

1,210

Number of Veterans

1,164

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam449
First Gulf War243
Korea136
Second Gulf War119
World War II57

Saluda County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9428.97%
Black2165.46%
Hispanic583.04%
2 or More3436.17%
Indian1846.15%

Saluda County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

8.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Saluda County, South Carolina Employment Status

56%

Labor Force Participation

51.7%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Saluda County, South Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Batesburg-Leesville 53605448881.64%
Saluda35583617591.66%
Ridge Spring737752152.04%
Monetta 23123431.30%
Ward919322.20%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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