Saluda County, South Carolina Population 2020

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%

How Many People Live in Saluda County, South Carolina?

20,424

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,21365.09%
Black or African American5,10625.15%
Some Other Race1,6288.02%
Two or More Races2961.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native560.28%

Saluda County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Saluda County, South Carolina Median Age

41.9


Total

40.4


Male

44.1


Female

Saluda County, South Carolina Adults

There are 15,837 adults, (3,818 of whom are seniors) in Saluda County, South Carolina.

Saluda County, South Carolina Age Dependency

68.9

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Saluda County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

10,099

49.75%

Male

10,200

50.25%

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%17%
Male78%22%
All73.7%26.3%
Non Family65.4%34.6%
Female54.5%45.5%

73.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,2112.7773.7
Married3,7593.1383
Non Family1,8551.265.4
Female1,1293.6754.5
Male4683.8878

3.16

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

3.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Saluda County, South Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3489.58%
9th to 12th Grade1,57511.19%
High School Graduate5,09536.21%
Some College2,41417.16%
Associates Degree1,3679.72%
Bachelors Degree1,50010.66%
Graduate Degree7705.47%

Saluda County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,9667,7931,953
Black3,4132,755205
Hispanic1,59350299
Other Race85996
Multiple Races1009926
Native American3119

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 99.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 26.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,258$33,610$24,859
Less Than High School$21,729$25,139$16,422
High School Grad$27,396$32,403$22,628
Some College$30,137$41,894$23,652
Bachelors Degree$45,409$46,595$41,364
Graduate Degree$37,125$57,206$32,182

$30,258

Average Earnings

$33,610

Average Male

$24,859

Average Female

Saluda County, South Carolina Language

Saluda County, South Carolina Language by Age

Saluda County, South Carolina Language

85.03% of Saluda County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 14.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.02% of the population.

Saluda County, South Carolina Poverty

Saluda County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,0581,49729.60%
White11,6349628.27%
Hispanic3,01076525.42%
Other1,50951634.19%
Native565089.29%
Multiple2963110.47%

16.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.23%

Male Poverty Rate

19.14%

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 89.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Saluda County, South Carolina is White, with 8.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.64%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.43%
High School12.16%
Some College10.89%
Bachelors or Greater4.76%

Saluda County, South Carolina Income

Saluda County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,486$58,014
Families$50,692$65,938
Married Families$65,748-
Non Families$25,016$30,623

Saluda County, South Carolina Marital Status

Saluda County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

47.0%

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

1,212

Number of Veterans

1,156

Male Veterans

56

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam443
First Gulf War298
Korea164
Second Gulf War143
World War II40

Saluda County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White8738.21%
Black2676.76%
Hispanic794.09%
2 or More3328.70%
Other272.64%
Indian1238.71%

Saluda County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

4.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Saluda County, South Carolina Employment Status

57.6%

Labor Force Participation

53.7%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Saluda County, South Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

72.95%

Born in South Carolina

91.60%

Native Born

8.40%

Foreign Born

7.02%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.60% of Saluda County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 72.95% having been born in South Carolina. 7.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990