Saluda, North Carolina Population 2024

658

Saluda is a city located in Henderson County and Polk County North Carolina. Saluda has a 2024 population of 658. Saluda is currently growing at a rate of 1.23% annually and its population has increased by 3.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 634 in 2020.

The average household income in Saluda is $75,465 with a poverty rate of 9.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Saluda is 61.4 years, 57.5 years for males, and 64.4 years for females.

Saluda Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Saluda was:

  • White: 87.52%
  • Two or more races: 7.29%
  • Black or African American: 4.21%
  • Native American: 0.49%
  • Asian: 0.49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
1.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
423.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.79% (24)
The current population of Saluda, North Carolina is 658 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 634.

Saluda, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White54087.52%
Two or more races457.29%
Black or African American264.21%
Native American30.49%
Asian30.49%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Saluda Population by Race

Saluda Population Pyramid 2024

Saluda Median Age

61.4

Total

57.5

Male

64.4

Female

Saluda Adults

There are 515 adults, (270 of whom are seniors) in Saluda.

Saluda Age Dependency

151.8

Age Dependency Ratio

110.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Saluda Sex Ratio

Female32652.84%
Male29147.16%

Saluda Population by Age

Saluda Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2622.0483.216.8
Married1402.4889.310.7
Non Family991.0575.824.2
Female16468.831.3
Male72.861000
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2.56

Average Family Size

2.04

Average Household Size

83.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Saluda Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Saluda Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Saluda Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Saluda Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$30,893

Average Earnings

$36,071

Average Male

$24,583

Average Female

Saluda Earnings by Educational Attainment

Saluda Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Saluda Language

97.63% of Saluda residents speak only English, while 2.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.52% of the population.

Saluda Language

Saluda Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White473439.09%
Hispanic11545.45%
Native33100%
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9.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.07%

Male Poverty Rate

8.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Saluda

The race most likely to be in poverty in Saluda is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Saluda is White, with 9.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.94%.

Saluda Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.43%
Some College10.71%
Bachelors or Greater8.37%
High School8.2%
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Saluda Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed60%
Female Employed10%
Male Employed5.43%
Female Unemployed
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Saluda Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Saluda Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Saluda Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Saluda Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Saluda 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 20-34.

Saluda Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Saluda Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

70

Number of Veterans

70

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Saluda Veterans by War

count

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Saluda Veterans by Age

count

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Saluda Veterans by Race

Saluda Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Saluda Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.8%

Labor Force Participation

44.8%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Saluda Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Saluda Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Saluda Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

33.87%

Born in Saluda

97.41%

Native Born

2.59%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

2.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.41% of Saluda residents were born in the United States, with 33.87% having been born in North Carolina. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Saluda Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202969881.16%
202869081.17%
202768281.19%
202667481.2%
202566681.22%
202465881.23%
202365081.25%
202264281.26%
2021634
2020634-61-8.78%
2019695-1-0.14%
201869620.29%
2017694
2016694-11-1.56%
201570510.14%
201470420.28%
201370271.01%
2012695-2-0.29%
2011697-16-2.24%
2010713
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Saluda Population by Year