Saluda, South Carolina

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Saluda is a town in Saluda County, South Carolina, along the Little Saluda River. The population was 3,066 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Saluda County[3].

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



Saluda is located at 34°0′11″N 81°46′18″W / 34.00306°N 81.77167°W / 34.00306; -81.77167 (34.003131, -81.771691)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km²), of which, 3.2 square miles (8.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.22%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,066 people, 1,103 households, and 788 families residing in the town. The population density was 947.1 people per square mile (365.4/km²). There were 1,211 housing units at an average density of 374.1/sq mi (144.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 48.76% White, 40.48% African American, 0.23% Native American, 9.95% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.37% of the population.

There were 1,103 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 24.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.21.

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