Saluda County, South Carolina Population 2024

19,172

Saluda County, South Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 19,172 with a growth rate of 0.61% 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. The 2010 population was 19,905 and has seen a growth of -3.68% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202919,7571170.6%
202819,6401170.6%
202719,5231170.6%
202619,4061170.61%
202519,2891170.61%
202419,1721170.61%
202319,0551170.62%
202218,9381170.62%
202118,821-9-0.05%
202018,830-1,551-7.61%
201920,381480.24%
201820,333710.35%
201720,262910.45%
201620,171160.08%
201520,155940.47%
201420,06180.04%
201320,0531950.98%
201219,858610.31%
201119,797-108-0.54%
201019,905
199016,3572071.28%
198016,1501,62211.16%
197014,528-26-0.18%
196014,554-1,370-8.6%
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%
190018,966-791-4%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.61% (117)
County Website
Saluda County
County Seat
2010 Population
19,905
Area
453 mi²
Density
42 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-3.68% (-733)
Founded
1896

Saluda County, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,53560.86%
Black or African American4,36923.05%
Two or more races1,8919.98%
Other race9765.15%
Native American1340.71%
Asian470.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Saluda County, South Carolina Population by Race

Saluda County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Saluda County, South Carolina Median Age

43.3

Total

40.7

Male

46.2

Female

Saluda County, South Carolina Adults

There are 14,842 adults, (3,799 of whom are seniors) in Saluda County, South Carolina.

Saluda County, South Carolina Age Dependency

71.6

Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Saluda County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female9,04947.75%
Male9,90352.25%

Saluda County, South Carolina Population by Age

Saluda County, South Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,3652.5277.622.4
Married4,0502.928812
Non Family1,9021.0771.928.1
Female8603.3753.446.6
Male5533.225842
showing: 5 rows

2.96

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

77.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Saluda County, South Carolina 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 2+ races people with a rate of 24.59%.

Saluda County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,318

Average Earnings

$41,411

Average Male

$37,400

Average Female

Saluda County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Saluda County, South Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Saluda County, South Carolina Language

84.34% of Saluda County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 15.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.57% of the population.

Saluda County, South Carolina Language

Saluda County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic3,0561,16338.06%
Multiple1,8911,06656.37%
White10,8771,0099.28%
Black4,29790120.97%
Other97625125.72%
Native1341813.43%
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17.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.15%

Male Poverty Rate

16.5%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Saluda County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Saluda County, South Carolina is Multiple, with 56.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Saluda County, South Carolina is White, with 9.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.59%.

Saluda County, South Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.27%
Some College15.56%
High School13.45%
Bachelors or Greater8.17%
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Saluda County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed33.62%
Male Unemployed18.63%
Male Employed12.11%
Female Employed11.2%
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Saluda County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Saluda County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Saluda County, South Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.8%

Male Marriage Rate

56.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Saluda County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Saluda County, South Carolina 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 35-44.

Saluda County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Saluda County, South Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,006

Number of Veterans

912

Male Veterans

94

Female Veterans

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Saluda County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Saluda County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Saluda County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Saluda County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Saluda County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.4%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Saluda County, South Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Saluda County, South Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Saluda County, South Carolina 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

71.28%

Born in Saluda County, South Carolina

92.98%

Native Born

7.02%

Foreign Born

5.28%

Non Citizen

1.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.98% of Saluda County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 71.28% having been born in South Carolina. 5.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Saluda County, South Carolina Place of Birth

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