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Salley, South Carolina
Town
Location of Salley, South Carolina
Location of Salley, South Carolina
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Aiken
Area
 • Total 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Land 0.75 sq mi (1.94 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 374 ft (114 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 398
 • Density 531/sq mi (205.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29137
Area code(s) 803
FIPS code 45-63115
GNIS feature ID 1250735

Salley is a town in Aiken County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 398 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Augusta, Georgia metropolitan area. Salley is known for hosting the Chitlin Strut, a town-wide festival, every November.

History

The Salley Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.

Geography

Salley is located at 33°33′57″N 81°18′15″W / 33.565941°N 81.304080°W / 33.565941; -81.304080 in eastern Aiken County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.77 square miles (2.0 km2), of which 0.012 square miles (0.03 km2), or 1.41%,is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 252
1900 241 −4.4%
1910 311 29.0%
1920 400 28.6%
1930 433 8.3%
1940 443 2.3%
1950 407 −8.1%
1960 403 −1.0%
1970 450 11.7%
1980 584 29.8%
1990 451 −22.8%
2000 410 −9.1%
2010 398 −2.9%
Est. 2015 417 4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 410 people, 165 households, and 110 families residing in the town. The population density was 529.0 people per square mile (203.0/km2). There were 194 housing units at an average density of 250.3 per square mile (96.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 49.27% African American, 46.83% White, 1.71% Native American, 0.98% Asian, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population.

There were 165 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 21.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the town, the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 83.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $39,063 versus $18,661 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,250. About 28.6% of families and 28.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 46.1% of those under age 18 and 36.1% of those age 65 or over.

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