Saluda County

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Saluda County, South Carolina

100 E Church St Suite 6
Saluda, SC 29138
Phone: (864) 445-3303
Fax: (864) 445-3772
www.saludacounty.sc.gov

In west-central SC, west of Columbia; organized 1895 from Edgefield County. Name Origin: For the Saluda River, which forms its northern border, itself named perhaps from Cherokee selu 'corn,' for the corn-growing area, with ending tah 'river': 'corn river.'

Area (sq mi):: 461.78 (land 452.48; water 9.30) Population per square mile: 41.80
Population 2005: 18,895 State rank: 42 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.50%; 1990-2000 17.30% Population 2000: 19,181 (White 62.20%; Black or African American 30.00%; Hispanic or Latino 7.30%; Asian 0.00%; Other 4.10%). Foreign born: 5.90%. Median age: 37.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,328; median household $35,774; Population below poverty level: 15.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,990-$22,910
Unemployment (2004): 7.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.20% Median travel time to work: 32.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 55.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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