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People

Total Population 656
Male Share of the Population 41.2%
Female Share of the Population 58.8%
Senior Citizens 34.5%
Employed Population 16+ 255
Age of the Population 56

Families

% of people married 46%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,484
% Above Poverty Level 92%
% Below Poverty Level 8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,013
Median House Value $264,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.8%
US/American 0%
English 28.2%
Irish 11.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station FLETCHER 2 NE
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
Station CAESARS HEAD
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chimney Rock 68 $47,500
Columbus 1,161 $42,969
Hendersonville 13,457 $49,695
Lake Lure 1,409 $72,813
Laurel Park 2,765 $71,932
Tryon 1,624 $51,579

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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