Saluda County, South Carolina Population 2018

Saluda County, South Carolina's estimated population is 20,452 with a growth rate of 1.69% 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
201720,4523391.69%
201620,113-182-0.90%
201620,295920.46%
201520,2031050.52%
201420,09840.02%
201320,0941910.96%
201219,903850.43%
201119,818-96-0.48%
201019,9143,55721.75%
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
White12,779
Black or African American5,158
Some Other Race1,814
Two or More Races306
American Indian and Alaska Native56

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Saluda County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Saluda County, South Carolina Median Age

41.2


Total

38.8


Male

43.9


Female

Saluda County, South Carolina Adults

There are 15,608 adults, (3,640 of which are seniors) in Saluda County, South Carolina.

Saluda County, South Carolina Age Dependency

68.2

Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Saluda County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

10,001

49.72%

Male

10,112

50.28%

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
Married83.9%16.1%
All72.8%27.2%
Male67.5%32.5%
Non Family64.1%35.9%
Female48.6%51.4%

72.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Saluda County, South Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,1062.7872.8
Married3,7933.283.9
Non Family1,9131.2464.1
Female9423.8148.6
Male4583.5767.5

3.26

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

4.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Saluda County, South Carolina Households

Saluda County, South Carolina Education

Saluda County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,45010.44%
9th to 12th Grade1,59311.47%
High School Graduate5,11536.83%
Some College2,16315.57%
Associates Degree1,2629.09%
Bachelors Degree1,51410.90%
Graduate Degree7925.70%

Saluda County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,8787,6401,950
Black3,4142,603268
Hispanic1,51952478
Other Race932183
Multiple Races807817
Native American3620

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 97.50%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 21.96%.

Saluda County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,332$33,576$24,131
Less Than High School$25,000$25,848$15,000
High School Grad$26,458$31,865$19,607
Some College$28,841$38,987$24,147
Bachelors Degree$42,846$48,548$36,148
Graduate Degree$54,167$80,268$44,479

$30,332

Average Earnings

$33,576

Average Male

$24,131

Average Female

Saluda County, South Carolina Language

Saluda County, South Carolina Language by Age

Saluda County, South Carolina Language

86.14% of Saluda County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 13.86% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.66% of the population.

Saluda County, South Carolina Poverty

Saluda County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,0851,68133.06%
White11,5921,1159.62%
Hispanic2,95992731.33%
Other1,81461834.07%
Multiple3066220.26%
Native564580.36%

18.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.55%

Male Poverty Rate

21.34%

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 80.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Saluda County, South Carolina is White, with 9.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.30%.

Saluda County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.56%
High School13.11%
Some College12.74%
Bachelors or Greater4.41%

Saluda County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed42.68%
Female Employed10.75%
Female Unemployed10.73%
Male Employed10.29%

Saluda County, South Carolina Income

Saluda County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,458$55,559
Families$48,834$63,667
Married Families$62,611$
Non Families$23,350$30,759

Saluda County, South Carolina Marital Status

Saluda County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.0%

Male Marriage Rate

48.9%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Saluda County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Saluda County, South Carolina Veterans

Saluda County, South Carolina Veterans by War

1,310

Number of Veterans

1,249

Male Veterans

61

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam468
First Gulf War255
Korea141
Second Gulf War120
World War II78

Saluda County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74402
75+364
35 to 54298
55 to 64211
18 to 3435

Saluda County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9559.24%
Black3147.97%
Hispanic412.24%
2 or More2531.25%
Indian1644.44%

Saluda County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

6.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Saluda County, South Carolina Employment Status

Saluda County, South Carolina Employment by Age

57%

Labor Force Participation

52.2%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Saluda County, South Carolina Employment by Race

Saluda County, South Carolina Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990