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Saline County, Arkansas
Saline County Courthouse (Benton, Arkansas).jpg
Saline County Courthouse in Benton, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Saline County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Founded November 2, 1835
Seat Benton
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

730.46 sq mi (1,892 km²)
723.46 sq mi (1,874 km²)
7.00 sq mi (18 km²), 0.96%
 - (2010)
 - Density

148/sq mi (57.16/km²)

Saline County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its population was 107,118 at the 2010 census. Its county seat and largest city is Benton.[1] Saline County is included in the Little RockNorth Little RockConway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Saline County was formed on November 2, 1835, and named for the salt water (brine) springs in the area. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Geography[edit | edit source]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 730.46 square miles (1,891.9 km2), of which 723.46 square miles (1,873.8 km2) (or 99.04%) is land and 7.00 square miles (18.1 km2) (or 0.96%) is water.[2]

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Demographics[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1840 2,061
1850 3,903 89.4%
1860 6,640 70.1%
1870 3,911 −41.1%
1880 8,953 128.9%
1890 11,311 26.3%
1900 13,122 16.0%
1910 16,657 26.9%
1920 16,781 0.7%
1930 15,660 −6.7%
1940 19,163 22.4%
1950 23,816 24.3%
1960 28,956 21.6%
1970 36,107 24.7%
1980 53,161 47.2%
1990 64,183 20.7%
2000 83,529 30.1%
2010 107,118 28.2%
Est. 2012 111,845 33.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
2012 Estimate[4]

Age pyramid Saline County[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, 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.

Cities and towns[edit | edit source]

Census designated places[edit | edit source]

Unincorporated communities[edit | edit source]

Townships[edit | edit source]

Townships in Saline County, Arkansas as of 2010

Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas and some may have incorporated towns or cities within part of their space. Townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the US Census does list Arkansas population based on townships (often referred to as "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. The townships of Saline County are listed below with the town(s) and/or city that are fully or partially inside them listed in parentheses.


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Coordinates: 34°39′04″N 92°40′54″W / 34.65111, -92.68167

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