Saluda, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Saluda, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Saluda Census Designated Place had a population of 778 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Saluda, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 778
Daytime Population: Workers 680
Daytime Population: Residents 371
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,051
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.35
Population in Households 568
Population in Familes 473
Population in Group Qrtrs 210
Population Density2 239
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $58,787
Average Household Income $79,751
Per Capita Income $28,654


Total Housing Units 240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 154 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $188,333
Average Home Value $208,494


Total Households 209
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 151
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.16% 0.2%
Households 0.2% 0.29%
Families 0.66% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

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, 2017 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 Density # 463 22nd
Diversity Index # 246 59th
Median Household Income # 210 65th
Per Capita Income # 240 60th

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