Saluda, North Carolina

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Saluda, North Carolina

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High Points

Saluda strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Saluda Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Saluda College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 9% Saluda Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Saluda Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Saluda People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Saluda, North Carolina

Comparing Saluda to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Senior Citizens 8 8
Racial Diversity 8 3
Female Share of the Population 7 5
Male Share of the Population 4 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 7
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
People Above Poverty 9 10
Median Family Income 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Short Commute Times 5 4
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 5
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Housing Recently Built 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 4 6
Low Property Crime 1 4

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Saluda Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles N of Greenville, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 85 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Polk
Standard Zip Codes 28773
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.236
Longitude -82.349

Saluda Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station TRYON
Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 52 F
Apr Temp 46 to 74 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 65.4 inches
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 49 F
Apr Temp 40 to 69 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 69 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 79 F
Oct Temp 47 to 64 F
Annual Precip 75.3 inches
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Saluda Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 575 100%
Male 273 47.5%
Female 302 52.5%
Under 18 101 17.6%
18+ 474 82.4%
65+ 116 20.2%
Median Age 47.8
Average Family Size 2.7
White 558 97%
African-American 11 1.9%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 22 3.8%

Estimated Saluda Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 579
Growth 4
Growth % 0.7%

Saluda Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 22.3%
US/American 19.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.8%
Irish 10.1%
Scotch-Irish 8.6%
German 8.1%
Scottish 3.6%
French (except Basque) 3.1%
Dutch 2.3%
Italian 1.6%
Hungarian 1.6%
Czech 1.6%
Swiss 1.3%
Polish 0.8%
Austrian 0.5%
Belizean 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.5%
British 0.3%
European 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Saluda 575 $47,188
Chimney Rock 175 $29,583
Columbus 992 $38,542
Hendersonville 10,420 $39,111
Lake Lure 1,027 $45,833
Laurel Park 1,835 $59,118
Tryon 1,760 $44,485
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