Saline County, Arkansas

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Saline County
Saline County Courthouse (Benton, Arkansas).jpg
Saline County Courthouse in Benton
Map of Arkansas highlighting Saline County.svg
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
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Arkansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°39′04″N92°40′54″W / 34.651111111111°N 92.681666666667°W / 34.651111111111; -92.681666666667
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
StateFlag of Arkansas.svg  Arkansas
FoundedNovember 2, 1835
Seat Benton
Largest cityBenton
Area
  Total730 sq mi (1,900 km2)
  Land724 sq mi (1,880 km2)
  Water6.9 sq mi (18 km2)  0.9%%
Population
 (2010)
  Total107,118
  Estimate 
(2019)
122,437
  Density150/sq mi (57/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
  Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 2nd
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.

Contents

Saline County is included in the Little Rock North Little Rock Conway, 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
CensusPop.
1840 2,061
1850 3,90389.4%
1860 6,64070.1%
1870 3,911−41.1%
1880 8,953128.9%
1890 11,31126.3%
1900 13,12216.0%
1910 16,65726.9%
1920 16,7810.7%
1930 15,660−6.7%
1940 19,16322.4%
1950 23,81624.3%
1960 28,95621.6%
1970 36,10724.7%
1980 53,16147.2%
1990 64,18320.7%
2000 83,52930.1%
2010 107,11828.2%
Est. 2019122,437 [4] 14.3%
U.S. Decennial Census [5]
1790–1960 [6] 1900–1990 [7]
1990–2000 [8] 2010–2016 [1]
Age pyramid Saline County USA Saline County, Arkansas age pyramid.svg
Age pyramid Saline County

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

Over The past few election cycles Saline County has trended heavily towards the GOP. The last democrat (as of 2016) to carry this county was Bill Clinton in 1996.

Presidential elections results
Saline County vote
by party in presidential elections [12]
Year GOP DEM Others
2016 68.83%35,86325.44% 13,2565.73% 2,981
2012 70.04%32,96327.34% 12,8692.61% 1,230
2008 69.38%30,98128.43% 12,6952.19% 977
2004 63.15%24,86435.94% 14,1530.91% 359
2000 57.48%18,61739.21% 12,7003.32% 1,074
1996 40.77% 11,69548.90%14,02710.33% 2,963
1992 39.38% 10,10549.38%12,67111.24% 2,885
1988 58.89%12,35340.22% 8,4360.90% 188
1984 60.68%11,70936.16% 6,9773.17% 611
1980 42.60% 8,33053.02%10,3684.38% 857
1976 25.55% 4,12374.41%12,0080.04% 7
1972 63.64%7,97235.95% 4,5030.42% 52
1968 23.15% 2,61427.55% 3,11149.31%5,569
1964 38.96% 3,62860.18%5,6050.86% 80
1960 32.32% 2,19557.40%3,89810.28% 698
1956 40.81% 2,60358.09%3,7051.10% 70
1952 30.12% 1,76668.99%4,0450.89% 52
1948 13.60% 39072.18%2,07014.23% 408
1944 19.99% 64379.45%2,5560.56% 18
1940 12.17% 27487.21%1,9630.62% 14
1936 18.86% 35979.87%1,5201.26% 24
1932 5.03% 10793.47%1,9901.50% 32
1928 29.12% 52070.60%1,2610.28% 5
1924 13.65% 14472.99%77013.36% 141
1920 24.13% 40372.22%1,2063.65% 61
1916 12.85% 23187.15%1,5670.00% 0
1912 13.86% 16468.81%81417.32% 205
1908 27.48% 36966.94%8995.58% 75
1904 38.04% 39157.20%5884.77% 49
1900 29.01% 34268.79%8112.21% 26
1896 15.89% 26884.00%1,4170.12% 2

Communities

Cities

Town

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Townships in Saline County, Arkansas as of 2010 Saline County Arkansas 2010 Township Map large.jpg
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 place s that are fully or partially inside the township. [13] [14]

Source: [15]

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Coordinates: 34°39′04″N92°40′54″W / 34.65111°N 92.68167°W / 34.65111; -92.68167