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Saluda, Virginia - Basic Facts

Saluda is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Saluda Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Middlesex County at latitude 37.606 and longitude -76.595. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Saluda Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 3.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Saluda, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 801
Population in Households 594
Population in Familes 496
Population in Group Qrtrs 207
Population Density1 246
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 221
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 160
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 255 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 165 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $151,667
Average Home Value $184,604


Median Household Income $51,479
Average Household Income $62,263
Per Capita Income $20,059
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.96% 0.64%
Households 1.67% 0.98%
Families 2.51% 0.98%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 396 33rd
Population Density1 # 461 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 229 61st
Median Household Income # 258 57th
Per Capita Income # 411 31st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.