Saluda County, South Carolina

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Saluda County, South Carolina
Map of South Carolina highlighting Saluda County
Location in the state of South Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1896
Named for Saluda River
Seat Saluda
Largest city Saluda
Area
 • Total 462 sq mi (1,197 km2)
 • Land 452 sq mi (1,171 km2)
 • Water 9 sq mi (23 km2), 2.01%
Population
 • (2010) 19,875
 • Density 44/sq mi (17/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.saludacounty.sc.gov

Saluda County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,875.[1] Its county seat is Saluda.[2] The county was formed from northern and eastern portions of Edgefield County on September 14, 1895 and named thus two days later.

Saluda County is part of the Columbia, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 462 square miles (1,200 km2), of which 452 square miles (1,170 km2) is land and 9 square miles (23 km2) (2.01%) is water.[3]

Adjacent Counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 18,966
1910 20,943 10.4%
1920 22,088 5.5%
1930 18,148 −17.8%
1940 17,192 −5.3%
1950 15,924 −7.4%
1960 14,554 −8.6%
1970 14,528 −0.2%
1980 16,150 11.2%
1990 16,357 1.3%
2000 19,181 17.3%
2010 19,875 3.6%
Est. 2012 19,893 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 19,181 people, 7,127 households, and 5,295 families residing in the county. The population density was 42 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 8,543 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 65.80% White, 29.99% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.29% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 7.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,127 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.20% were married couples living together, 14.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.70% were non-families. 22.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.90% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,774, and the median income for a family was $41,603. Males had a median income of $29,221 versus $21,395 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,328. About 12.00% of families and 15.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.40% of those under age 18 and 16.30% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  6. ^ Saluda County Historical Scoiety: Voices from Old Mount Willing
  7. ^ South Carolina Hometown Locatoe: Mount Willing, SC

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Coordinates: 34°01′N 81°44′W / 34.01°N 81.73°W / 34.01; -81.73