|Saline County, Nebraska|
Saline County courthouse in Wilber
Location in the state of Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
|Founded|| 1855 (founded)|
576 sq mi (1,492 km²)
574 sq mi (1,487 km²)
2.3 sq mi (6 km²), 0.4%
25.2/sq mi (10/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
In the Nebraska license plate system, Saline County is represented by the prefix 22 (it had the twenty-second-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).
The terrain of Saline County is composed of low rolling hills, sloping to the east-southeast. Most of the county's area is devoted to agriculture. The Big Blue River flows southward in the eastern part of the county. The middle and southern parts of the county are drained by Swan Creek and Turkey Creek, which combine and discharge into Big Blue River at the county's east boundary line close to its SE corner. The county has an area of 576 square miles (1,490 km2), of which 574 square miles (1,490 km2) is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) (0.4%) is water.
- Willard Meyer Natural Resource District - Swan Lake
|US Decennial Census|
As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 13,843 people, 5,188 households, and 3,507 families in the county. The population density was 24 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 5,611 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.99% White, 0.36% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 1.70% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.40% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 6.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 5,188 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.40% were non-families. 27.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.04.
The county population contained 25.10% under the age of 18, 12.30% from 18 to 24, 25.00% from 25 to 44, 20.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $35,914, and the median income for a family was $44,199. Males had a median income of $30,467 versus $22,690 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,287. About 6.40% of families and 9.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.90% of those under age 18 and 9.00% of those age 65 or over.
Since 1972, Saline County has been a swing county in presidential elections, voting for the national winner in all elections since then aside from 1988 & 2012. It was formerly a strongly Democratic county, voting Republican only four times between 1900 and 1968.
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Saline County, Nebraska
- Saline County Courthouse - Renovation website
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- ^ "Find an Altitude" Google Maps (accessed 28 January 2019)
- ^ Saline County NE Google Maps (accessed 28 January 2019)
- ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20131113024152/http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/docs/gazetteer/counties_list_31.txt. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
- ^ Willard Meyer Natural Resource District-Swan Lake Google Maps (accessed 28 January 2019)
- ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2017.html. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
- ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
- ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
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- ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". US Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
- ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
- ^ Election Results
- County website
- Saline County at the Open Directory Project
- Saline County Courthouse - Renovation website
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