Saluda is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 3,596 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Saluda is the 98th largest community in South Carolina.
Saluda is a blue-collar town, with 50.88% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Saluda is a town of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Saluda who work in office and administrative support (13.81%), sales jobs (6.91%), and food service (6.13%).
The percentage of adults in Saluda with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.39% of adults in Saluda have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Saluda in 2010 was $14,170, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $56,680 for a family of four. Saluda also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.88% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Saluda is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Saluda also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 34.95% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Saluda include Irish, English, British, and Scots-Irish.
In addition, Saluda has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.01%).
The most common language spoken in Saluda is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.