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Saline_County,_Kansas

Saline County, Kansas

Saline County (standard abbreviation: SA) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 53,597. The largest city and county seat is Salina.

Saline County is part of the Salina Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Law and government

Saline County was a prohibition, or "dry", county until the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 and voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement. The food sales requirement was removed with voter approval in 1994.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 721 square miles (1,868 km²), of which, 720 square miles (1,864 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (4 km²) of it (0.23%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 53,597 people, 21,436 households, and 14,212 families residing in the county. The population density was 74 people per square mile (29/km²). There were 22,695 housing units at an average density of 32 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.17% White, 3.10% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, 1.70% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.33% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. 6.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 21,436 households in the county, out of which 32.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.90% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.70% were non-families. 28.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,308, and the median income for a family was $46,362. Males had a median income of $31,509 versus $22,047 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,073. About 6.00% of families and 8.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.60% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated cities

Name and elevation:

Townships

Saline County is divided into eighteen townships. The city of Salina is considered governmentally independent and is excluded from the census figures for the townships. In the following table, the population center is the largest city (or cities) included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size.

Sources: 2000 U.S. Gazetteer from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Cambria 10100 New Cambria 450 5 (13) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.16%
Dayton 17125 134 1 (4) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.08%
Elm Creek 20650 828 9 (23) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.39%
Eureka 21925 Gypsum 664 7 (18) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.05%
Falun 22925 260 1 (4) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0.26%
Glendale 26475 104 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.30%
Greeley 28375 809 10 (26) 79 (31) 0 (0) 0.09%
Gypsum 29275 193 2 (5) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.01%
Liberty 40350 183 2 (5) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.44%
Ohio 52425 463 5 (13) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.13%
Pleasant Valley 56625 422 5 (12) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.43%
Smoky Hill 66050 324 5 (14) 59 (23) 0 (0) 0.10%
Smoky View 66075 Assaria 954 10 (27) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.06%
Smolan 66125 749 9 (23) 85 (33) 0 (0) 0.15%
Solomon 66375 311 3 (9) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.06%
Spring Creek 67500 Brookville 395 2 (6) 185 (72) 1 (0) 0.38%
Walnut 75125 553 6 (15) 93 (36) 1 (0) 0.79%
Washington 75725 122 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.04%

Education

Unified school districts

See also

References

External links

Official websites
* Saline County

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