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Saluda, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Saluda had a population of 738 as of July 1, 2019. Saluda ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saluda is located at latitude 35.2362 and longitude -82.3493 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Saluda encompass a land area of 1.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,096 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Saluda are located in Polk County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Henderson County.

The City of Saluda (GNIS ID: 2405410) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Saluda is located within Township of Saluda, a minor civil division (MCD) of Polk County.


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Saluda, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Saluda, NC Housing Affordability Index is 107
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Saluda, NC Wealth Index is 82
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 738
Population in Households 704
Population in Familes 541
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density 475
Diversity Index1 11
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,236
Average Household Income $63,545
Per Capita Income $29,110
Wealth Index3 82

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 513 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 243 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 192 (37.4%)
Median Home Value $255,303
Housing Affordability Index2 107
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 321
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 195
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.37% 0.4%
Households 0.38% 0.49%
Families 0.63% 0.31%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

Saluda, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saluda to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 496 33rd
Population Density # 466 37th
Diversity Index # 718 3rd
Median Household Income # 332 55th
Per Capita Income # 218 71st

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