Saluda is a tiny city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 613 people and just one neighborhood, Saluda is the 454th largest community in North Carolina. Saluda has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Saluda is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Saluda is a city of professionals, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Saluda who work in maintenance occupations (13.94%), healthcare (9.96%), and management occupations (9.56%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.30% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Another notable thing is that Saluda is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the city experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller city.
Because of many things, Saluda is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Saluda really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Saluda perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Saluda, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.29 minutes every day commuting to work.
Saluda is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Saluda are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.22% of adults in Saluda have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Saluda in 2018 was $31,899, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,596 for a family of four. However, Saluda contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Saluda home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Saluda residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Saluda include English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Saluda is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
If you are planning to retire in North Carolina, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in North Carolina, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 98.9% of neighborhoods in NC. If a North Carolina retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more English and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 30.2% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 6.7% have Scottish ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Saluda are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 63.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 8.2% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 56.0% of America's neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 58.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 16.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (16.7%), and 8.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.3%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Saluda, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (30.2%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (22.9%), and residents who report Irish roots (17.4%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (6.7%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (4.5%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (72.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.