Saluda, NC

Saluda, situated in Henderson County and Polk County, is a small town made up of 1.6 square miles.

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The town's original name was Pace's Ridge.  


The median resident age in Saluda is 56 years.  

The median estimated household income is about $44,000 making it about $4,000 less than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $25,000.  

The average price for a home in Saluda is about $273,000 (2015) which is $113,000 more than the North Carolina Average.  

Expect to pay about $1,000 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Saluda is 94% White, 3% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 2% other. 92% of the population are high school graduates, with 37% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

46% are married, 11% are divorced, 2% are separated, 11% are widowed, leaving 30% that have never been married.

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Polk County

Saluda mostly belongs to Polk County in the south-western part of North Carolina, but a small part of the city is located in Henderson County.

The county, named after Colonel William Polk, was formed from parts of Rutherford and Henderson counties in 1855.

Polk County has a population of 48,000 and its largest city Washington, with a population of 10,000, is the county seat.

Polk County borders Washington, Pamlico, Hyde, Craven, Martin, and Pitt counties.

Polk County is made up of 958 square miles. 827 of which is land with the remaining 131 as water.


The population of Saluda, NC is about 700. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1990s.


The elevation of Saluda, NC is 2,103 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Saluda, NC is 28773.

Area Code

The area code for Saluda, NC is 828.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Saluda and Henderson County and Polk County have voted mostly Republican, with 60% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election.

This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 47% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones).

About 47% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 6%.


The unemployment rate for Saluda is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average.

Retail and manufacturing make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Tryon Daily Bulletin, Hendersonville Lightning, and The Times News are the primary newspapers that cover the Henderson County and Polk County area.


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