Saluda, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Saluda, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Saluda had a population of 724 as of July 1, 2018. 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 35.2375 and longitude -82.3469 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Saluda (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 724
Population in Households 690
Population in Familes 533
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density2 464
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $45,483
Average Household Income $58,529
Per Capita Income $27,288


Total Housing Units 502 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 240 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 189 (37.6%)
Median Home Value $280,882
Average Home Value $289,479


Total Households 313
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 190
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.19% 0.22%
Households 0.12% 0.25%
Families 0.39% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

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, 2018 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 # 495 33rd
Population Density # 468 37th
Diversity Index # 716 3rd
Median Household Income # 327 56th
Per Capita Income # 241 68th

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