Saluda County, South Carolina

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Saluda County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The 2000 census recorded its population to be 19,181, while the 2005 census estimate placed the population at 18,895.[1] Its county seat is Saluda.[2]

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

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 462 square miles (1,196 km²), of which 452 square miles (1,172 km²) is land and 9 square miles (24 km²) (2.01%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[3] 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.

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