Saluda, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Saluda, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Saluda Census Designated Place had a population of 811 as of July 1, 2016. Saluda ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saluda is located at latitude 37.6053 and longitude -76.5938 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Saluda Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

The Saluda Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629037) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Saluda population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Saluda, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 811
Population in Households 601
Population in Familes 501
Population in Group Qrtrs 210
Population Density1 249
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 223
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 161
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 254 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $188,333
Average Home Value $212,351


Median Household Income $58,399
Average Household Income $76,398
Per Capita Income $27,906
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.85% 0.58%
Households 1.28% 0.88%
Families 1.8% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Saluda, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saluda to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 398 33rd
Population Density1 # 461 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 241 60th
Median Household Income # 208 65th
Per Capita Income # 241 60th

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