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Saline County, Arkansas
Saline County Courthouse (Benton, Arkansas).jpg
Saline County Courthouse in Benton
Map of Arkansas highlighting Saline County
Location in the U.S. state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
FoundedNovember 2, 1835
Seat Benton
Largest cityBenton
Area
 • Total730 sq mi (1,891 km2)
 • Land724 sq mi (1,875 km2)
 • Water6.9 sq mi (18 km2), 0.9%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2016)118,703
 • Density148/sq mi (57/km2)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.salinecounty.org

Saline County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 107,118. [1] at the 2010 census. Its county seat and largest city is Benton. [2] Saline County was formed on November 2, 1835, and named for the salt water (brine) springs in the area, however, it is pronounced "suh-LEAN" instead of the typical pronunciation, "SAY-lean". Until November 2014, it was an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Saline County is included in the Little RockNorth Little RockConway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 730 square miles (1,900 km2), of which 724 square miles (1,880 km2) is land and 6.9 square miles (18 km2) (0.9%) is water. [3]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18402,061
18503,90389.4%
18606,64070.1%
18703,911−41.1%
18808,953128.9%
189011,31126.3%
190013,12216.0%
191016,65726.9%
192016,7810.7%
193015,660−6.7%
194019,16322.4%
195023,81624.3%
196028,95621.6%
197036,10724.7%
198053,16147.2%
199064,18320.7%
200083,52930.1%
2010107,11828.2%
Est. 2016118,703 [4]10.8%
U.S. Decennial Census [5]
1790–1960 [6] 1900–1990 [7]
1990–2000 [8] 2010–2016 [1]
Age pyramid Saline County [9]

As of the 2000 United States Census, [10] there were 83,529 people, 31,778 households, and 24,500 families residing in the county. The population density was 116 people per square mile (45/km²). There were 33,825 housing units at an average density of 47 per square mile (18/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.27% White, 2.20% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. 1.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 31,778 households out of which 35.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.80% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.90% were non-families. 19.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,569, and the median income for a family was $48,717. Males had a median income of $32,052 versus $23,294 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,214. About 5.00% of families and 7.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.80% of those under age 18 and 7.30% of those age 65 or over.

Media

The area is served online and in print by The Saline Courier. [11]

Government

Presidential elections results
Saline County vote
by party in presidential elections [12]
Year GOP DEM Others
2016 68.83% 35,863 25.44% 13,256 5.73% 2,981
2012 70.04% 32,963 27.34% 12,869 2.61% 1,230
2008 69.38% 30,981 28.43% 12,695 2.19% 977
2004 63.15% 24,864 35.94% 14,153 0.91% 359
2000 57.48% 18,617 39.21% 12,700 3.32% 1,074
1996 40.77% 11,695 48.90% 14,027 10.33% 2,963
1992 39.38% 10,105 49.38% 12,671 11.24% 2,885
1988 58.89% 12,353 40.22% 8,436 0.90% 188
1984 60.68% 11,709 36.16% 6,977 3.17% 611
1980 42.60% 8,330 53.02% 10,368 4.38% 857
1976 25.55% 4,123 74.41% 12,008 0.04% 7
1972 63.64% 7,972 35.95% 4,503 0.42% 52
1968 23.15% 2,614 27.55% 3,111 49.31% 5,569
1964 38.96% 3,628 60.18% 5,605 0.86% 80
1960 32.32% 2,195 57.40% 3,898 10.28% 698
1956 40.81% 2,603 58.09% 3,705 1.10% 70
1952 30.12% 1,766 68.99% 4,045 0.89% 52
1948 13.60% 390 72.18% 2,070 14.23% 408
1944 19.99% 643 79.45% 2,556 0.56% 18
1940 12.17% 274 87.21% 1,963 0.62% 14
1936 18.86% 359 79.87% 1,520 1.26% 24
1932 5.03% 107 93.47% 1,990 1.50% 32
1928 29.12% 520 70.60% 1,261 0.28% 5
1924 13.65% 144 72.99% 770 13.36% 141
1920 24.13% 403 72.22% 1,206 3.65% 61
1916 12.85% 231 87.15% 1,567 0.00% 0
1912 13.86% 164 68.81% 814 17.32% 205
1908 27.48% 369 66.94% 899 5.58% 75
1904 38.04% 391 57.20% 588 4.77% 49
1900 29.01% 342 68.79% 811 2.21% 26
1896 15.89% 268 84.00% 1,417 0.12% 2

Communities

Cities

Town

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Townships in Saline County, Arkansas as of 2010

Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas; some may have incorporated cities or towns within part of their boundaries. Arkansas townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the United States Census does list Arkansas population based on townships (sometimes referred to as "county subdivisions" or "minor civil divisions"). Townships are also of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research. Each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps and publications. The townships of Saline County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township. [13] [14]

Source: [15]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
  7. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
  9. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  11. ^ "Contact | The Saline Courier". www.bentoncourier.com. Retrieved 2018-05-28.
  12. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  13. ^ 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Saline County, AR (PDF) (Map). U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2011-08-16.
  14. ^ "Arkansas: 2010 Census Block Maps - County Subdivision". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
  15. ^ "Summary Population and Housing Characteristics, CPH-1-5, Arkansas" ( PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. United States Census Bureau. September 2012. Retrieved May 31, 2014. External link in |work= ( help)

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SALINE COUNTY ARKANSAS Latitude and Longitude:

34°39′04″N 92°40′54″W / 34.65111°N 92.68167°W / 34.65111; -92.68167