Saluda, North Carolina Population 2021

703
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Saluda is a city located in Polk County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 703, it is the 381st largest city in North Carolina and the 11866th largest city in the United States . Saluda is currently growing at a rate of 0.43% annually but its population has decreased by -1.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 713 in 2010. Saluda reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 2 miles, Saluda has a population density of 452 people per square mile.

The average household income in Saluda is $61,558 with a poverty rate of 21.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $994 per month, and the median house value is $259,500. The median age in Saluda is 55.1 years, 53.3 years for males, and 55.3 years for females.

Saluda Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Saludawas:

  • White: 93.83%
  • Black or African American: 3.37%
  • Native American: 1.12%
  • Two or more races: 0.90%
  • Asian: 0.79%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Saluda, North Carolina is 703 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 697.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 713.

Saluda, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White83693.83%
Black or African American303.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native101.12%
Two or More Races80.90%
Asian70.79%
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Saluda Population by Race

Saluda Population Pyramid $2021

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Saluda Median Age

55.1


Total

53.3


Male

55.3


Female

Saluda Adults

There are 753 adults, (325 of whom are seniors) in Saluda.

Saluda Age Dependency

108.2

Age Dependency Ratio

75.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Saluda Sex Ratio

Female

520

58.36%

Male

371

41.64%

Saluda Population by Age

Saluda Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Saluda Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female20%80%
All67.5%32.5%
Non Family68.8%31.2%
Married72.1%27.9%
Male100%0%

67.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Saluda Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3692.1767.5
Married2042.6972.1
Non Family1381.0968.8
Female253.8820
Male22100

2.77

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

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Saluda Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade223.10%
9th to 12th Grade425.92%
High School Graduate15521.83%
Some College12117.04%
Associates Degree10114.23%
Bachelors Degree19727.75%
Graduate Degree7210.14%
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Saluda Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Saluda Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White654610266
Black3020
Native American10
Asian773
Hispanic55
2+ Races44

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.86%.

Saluda Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,962$27,000$31,667
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$23,750$26,375$
Some College$39,375$42,500$39,034
Bachelors Degree$28,281$$28,906
Graduate Degree$$$

$30,962

Average Earnings

$27,000

Average Male

$31,667

Average Female

Saluda Earnings by Educational Attainment

Saluda Language by Age

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Saluda Language

98.07% of Saluda residents speak only English, while 1.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.33% of the population.

Saluda Language

Saluda Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White76416121.07%
Native1010100.00%
Hispanic9222.22%

21.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.26%

Male Poverty Rate

21.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Saluda

The race most likely to be in poverty in Saluda is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Saluda is White, with 21.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.01%.

Saluda Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade48.48%
High School26.89%
Some College19.27%
Bachelors or Greater6.40%

Saluda Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed14.38%
Male Employed9.58%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Saluda Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Saluda Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,375$61,558
Families$71,607$71,452
Married Families$77,917-
Non Families$33,333$42,959
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Income by Household Type

Saluda Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

72.6%

Male Marriage Rate

48.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Saluda Married by Age and Sex

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Saluda Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Saluda Marital Status by Race

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Saluda Marital Status

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105

Number of Veterans

103

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam79
Korea7
First Gulf War7
World War II2
Second Gulf War

Saluda Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7470
75+25
55 to 647
35 to 543
18 to 34

Saluda Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8612.32%
Black1550.00%
Asian457.14%

Saluda Veterans by Race

Saluda Veterans by Education

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20.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Saluda Veterans by Education

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43.9%

Labor Force Participation

41.7%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Saluda Employment by Age

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Saluda Employment by Race

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Saluda Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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40.52%

Born in Saluda

98.77%

Native Born

1.23%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

1.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.77% of Saluda residents were born in the United States, with 40.52% having been born in North Carolina. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Saluda Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202170330.43%
202070030.43%
201969730.43%
20186940.00%
20176940.00%
2016694-11-1.56%
201570510.14%
201470420.28%
201370260.86%
2012696-1-0.14%
2011697-16-2.24%
20107130.00%

Saluda Population by Year