Saluda County

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Additional 2000 Census Information

Population Trends 1970 - 2000

County 1970 1980 1990 2000 % Change 1990-2000 % Change 1980-1990
Saluda 14,528 16,150 16,357 19,181 17% 1.28%
Municipality
Saluda 2,442 2,752 2,831 3,066 10% 2.87%
Ridge Spring 644 969 852 823 -4% -12.07%
Ward 150 98 133 110 -17% 35.71%

Population By Race

  1980 % 1990 %
Saluda County 16,150 100.00% 16,357 100.00%
     White 10,424 64.54% 10,871 66.46%
     Black 5,702 35.31% 5,417 33.12%
     Native American 5 0.03% 16 0.10%
     Asian/Pacific Islander 13 0.08% 9 0.06%
     Other 6 0.04% 44 0.27%

Saluda County Municipalities 1980 % 1990 %
Saluda 2,752 100.00% 2,831 100.00%
     White 1,694 61.56% 1,549 54.72%
     Black 1,051 38.19% 1,279 45.18%
     Native American 1 0.04% 1 0.04%
     Asian/ Pacific Islander 6 0.22% 2 0.07%
     Other 0 0.00% 0 0.00%

Ridge Spring 969 100.00% 852 100.00%
     White 336 34.67% 294 34.51%
     Black 633 65.33% 557 65.38%
     Native American 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
     Asian/ Pacific Islander 0 0.00% 1 0.12%
     Other 0 0.00% 0 0.00%

Ward 98 100.00% 133 100.00%
     White 81 82.65% 94 70.68%
     Black 17 17.35% 38 28.57%
     Native American 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
     Asian/ Pacific Islander 0 0.00% 1 0.75%
     Other 0 0.00% 0 0.00%

Population By Age

  1980 % 1990 %
Saluda County 16,150 100.00% 16,357 100.00%
     Under 5 1,230 7.62% 1,071 6.55%
     5-17 3,537 21.90% 3,254 19.89%
     18-64 9,361 57.96% 9,682 59.19%
     65+ 2,022 12.52% 2,350 14.37%

Total Housing Units

County 1980 1990 Change 1980-1990 % Change 1980-1990
Saluda 5,272 5,824 552 10.47%
Municipality
Saluda 951 1,028 77 8.10%
Ridge Spring 332 322 -10 -3.01%
Ward 41 46 5 12.20%

Housing Units By Year Structure Built

Units % Median Year Built
Saluda County 6,792 100.00% 1970
     1989 to March 1990 158 2.33%
     1985 to 1988 776 11.43%
     1980 to 1984 689 10.14%
     1970 to 1979 1,730 25.47%
     1960 to 1969 1,089 16.03%
     1950 to 1959 1,054 15.52%
     1940 to 1949 346 5.09%
     1939 or earlier 950 13.99%

Total Households and Persons Per Household

County    Total Households 1980 Total Households 1990 Persons Per Household 1980 Persons Per Household 1990
Saluda 5,340 5,834 3.0 2.7
Municipality
Saluda 943 987 2.9 2.8
Ridge Spring 335 329 2.9 2.6
Ward 44 46 2.2 2.9

Total Families and Persons Per Family

County        Total Families 1980        Total Families 1990        Persons
Per Family
1980
     Persons
Per Family
1990
Saluda 4,285 4,553 3.5 3.2
Municipality
Saluda 715 761 3.5 3.3
Ridge Spring 256 229 3.5 3.3
Ward 33 38 2.6 3.3

Female Heads of Households

County Total Households Female Led Households % of Total White Black
Saluda 5,834 658 11.3% 229 429
Municipality
Saluda 987 156 15.8% 60 96
Ridge Spring 329 68 20.7% 5 63
Ward 46 7 15.2% 2 5

Housing Units By Occupied Status

County        Owner Occupied 1980        Owner Occupied 1990          Renter Occupied
  1980
           Renter Occupied
1990
Saluda 4,177 4,752 1,095 1,072
Municipality
Saluda 705 726 246 302
Ridge Spring 246 235 86 87
Ward 26 33 15 13

Mobile Homes

County 1980 1990 Change 1980-1990 % Change 1980-1990
Saluda 617 1,192 575 93.19%
Municipality
Saluda 79 159 80 101.27%
Ridge Spring 14 33 19 135.71%
Ward 1 6 5 500.00%






Per Capita Income Trends 1980 - 1990

County 1980 1990 $ Change 1980-1990 % Change 1980-1990
Saluda 4,723 9,814 5,091 107.79%
Municipality
Saluda 5,316 8,621 3,305 62.17%
Ridge Spring 4,524 9,785 5,261 116.29%
Ward 4,723 6,286 1,563 33.09%

Median Household Income Trends 1980 - 1990

County 1980 1990 $ Change 1980-1990 % Change 1980-1990
Saluda 12,103 22,176 10,073 83.23%
Municipality
Saluda 13,803 21,234 7,431 53.84%
Ridge Spring 10,609 18,482 7,873 74.21%
Ward 7,500 15,833 8,333 111.11%

Median Family Income Trends 1980 - 1990

County 1980 1990 $ Change 1980-1990 % Change 1980-1990
Saluda 14,364 27,466 13,102 91.21%
Municipality
Saluda 16,019 25,409 9,390 58.62%
Ridge Spring 12,339 23,750 11,411 92.48%
Ward 10,417 18,750 8,333 79.99%

Persons Below Proverty Level 1980 - 1990

County 1980 % 1990 %
Saluda 3,536 21.89% 2,925 17.88%
Municipality
Saluda 430 15.63% 614 21.69%
Ridge Spring 307 31.68% 221 25.94%
Ward 33 33.67% 38 28.57%

Persons Aged 65+ Below Poverty Level

County 1980 1990 Change 1980-1990 % Change 1980-1990
Saluda 648 450 -198 30.56%
Municipality
Saluda 96 50 -46 -47.92%
Ridge Spring 59 34 -25 -42.37%
Ward 13 7 -6 -46.15%

Employees By Industry

County 1980 % 1990 %
Saluda County 6,678 100.00% 7,362 100.00%
     Ag./Forestry/Fishing/Mining 608 9.10% 552 7.50%
     Construction 625 9.36% 698 9.48%
     Manufacturing Non-durable 2,047 30.65% 1,944 26.41%
     Manufacturing Durable 693 10.38% 613 8.33%
     Transportation 203 3.04% 187 2.54%
     Communications/Utilities 89 1.33% 186 2.53%
     Wholesale Trade 211 3.16% 246 3.34%
     Retail Trade 730 10.93% 836 11.36%
     Fin./Insurance/Real Estate 104 1.56% 230 3.12%
     Business & Repair Services 137 2.05% 267 3.63%
     Entertainment/Rec. Services 188 2.82% 183 2.49%
     Professional Services 841 12.59% 1,116 15.16%
     Public Administration 202 3.02% 304 4.13%

1990 Labor Force Characteristics

County Total Male Female White Black
Saluda          
Labor Force 7,992 4,319 3,673 5,544 2,420
     Employed 7,302 3,993 3,369 5,235 2,099
     Unemployed 608 304 304 302 306
Unemployment Rate 7.7% 7.1% 8.3% 5.5% 12.7%

Disability By Type - 1990

County Work
Related
% of Total Labor Force Mobility
Related
% of Total Population
Saluda 1,802 22.55% 1774 10.85%
Municipality
Saluda 400 31.87% 406 14.34%
Ridge Spring 70 16.75% 66 7.75%
Ward 16 33.33% 13 9.77%

Years of School Completed

County 1980 1990 Change 1980-1990 % Change 1980-1990
Saluda        
Less Than 9th Grade 2,916 1,659 -1,257 -43.11%
High School 4,937 6,361 1,424 28.84%
     No Diploma 2,437 2,555 82 3.32%
     Graduate 2,464 3,806 1,342 54.46%
College 1,500 2,467 967 64.47%
     1-3 Years 799 1,630 831 104.01%
     4+ years 701 837 136 19.40%