Saluda, South Carolina Population 2020

3,664

Saluda is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 3,664, it is the 80th largest city in South Carolina and the 5649th largest city in the United States. Saluda is currently growing at a rate of 0.44% annually and its population has increased by 2.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,565 in 2010. Spanning over 3 miles, Saluda has a population density of 1,128 people per square mile.

The average household income in Saluda is $46,330 with a poverty rate of 24.69%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $574 per month, and the median house value is $83,000. The median age in Saluda is 30.2 years, 29.7 years for males, and 31.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.3 males.

Saluda Demographics

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

  • White: 48.35%
  • Black or African American: 33.57%
  • Other race: 17.49%
  • Two or more races: 0.58%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Saluda, South Carolina is 3,664, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,632.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,565.

Saluda, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,74748.35%
Black or African American1,21333.57%
Some Other Race63217.49%
Two or More Races210.58%

Saluda Population Pyramid 2020

Saluda Median Age

30.2


Total

29.7


Male

31.9


Female

Saluda Adults

There are 2,561 adults, (527 of whom are seniors) in Saluda.

Saluda Age Dependency

77.6

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Saluda Sex Ratio

Female

1,841

50.95%

Male

1,772

49.05%

Saluda Households and Families

Saluda Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Saluda Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70%30%
All51.5%48.5%
Non Family44.8%55.2%
Male40.5%59.5%
Female25.7%74.3%

51.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,1503.1351.5
Married4803.6870
Non Family3821.6244.8
Female2143.7225.7
Male745.7640.5

3.73

Average Family Size

3.13

Average Household Size

0.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Saluda Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade26012.78%
9th to 12th Grade34016.72%
High School Graduate70834.81%
Some College36517.94%
Associates Degree1718.41%
Bachelors Degree1376.74%
Graduate Degree532.61%

Saluda Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black716559
Hispanic70234144
White617536146
Other Race29047
Multiple Races212013

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 95.24%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 61.90%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$21,714$22,447$20,197
Less Than High School$21,896$22,320$
High School Grad$16,944$$12,011
Some College$21,596$17,663$23,750
Bachelors Degree$49,516$76,167$
Graduate Degree$$$

$21,714

Average Earnings

$22,447

Average Male

$20,197

Average Female

Saluda Language

Saluda Language by Age

Saluda Language

59.97% of Saluda residents speak only English, while 40.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 39.36% of the population.

Saluda Poverty

Saluda Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,21345037.10%
Hispanic1,61934121.06%
Other63215524.53%
White77412816.54%
Multiple2114.76%

24.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.70%

Male Poverty Rate

29.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Saluda

The race most likely to be in poverty in Saluda is Black, with 37.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Saluda is Multiple, with 4.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 59.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.82%.

Name Poverty
High School22.60%
Less Than High School17.00%
Some College15.30%
Bachelors or Greater6.32%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Unemployed45.24%
Female Employed18.31%
Male Employed13.01%

Saluda Income

Saluda Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$26,853$46,330
Families$38,015$53,746
Married Families$44,375-
Non Families$15,153$28,540

Saluda Marital Status

Saluda Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.0%

Male Marriage Rate

36.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Saluda Married by Age and Sex

Saluda Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Saluda Marital Status by Race

Saluda Veterans

157

Number of Veterans

157

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam50
First Gulf War40
Second Gulf War38
Korea35
World War II18
Age Group Veterans
75+64
65 to 7442
35 to 5427
55 to 6413
18 to 3411
Name Veterans % of Total
White827.08%
Hispanic515.54%
Black283.08%
Other276.96%
2 or More2095.24%

$Saluda Veterans by Education

5.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Saluda Employment Status

61%

Labor Force Participation

55.2%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Saluda 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

61.44%

Born in South Carolina

78.66%

Native Born

21.34%

Foreign Born

16.91%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

78.66% of Saluda residents were born in the United States, with 61.44% having been born in South Carolina. 16.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,664160.44%
20193,648160.44%
20183,63220.06%
20173,630160.44%
20163,61450.14%
20153,609120.33%
20143,597-5-0.14%
20133,602160.45%
20123,586441.24%
20113,542-23-0.65%
20103,5654991.52%
20003,0662680.92%
19902,798460.17%
19802,7520.00%