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Saline County, Nebraska
Map
Map of Nebraska highlighting Saline County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the USA highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1867
Seat Wilber
Largest City Crete
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

576 sq mi (1,492 km²)
574 sq mi (1,487 km²)
2.3 sq mi (6 km²), 0.4%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

14,200
25/sq mi (10/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.saline.ne.us/

Saline County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,200. Its county seat is Wilber.

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).

History

Saline County was formed in 1855 and organized in 1867. The first permanent settler arrived in 1858.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 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.

Major highways

  • US 6.svg U.S. Highway 6
  • N-15.svg Nebraska Highway 15
  • N-33.svg Nebraska Highway 33
  • N-41.svg Nebraska Highway 41
  • N-74.svg Nebraska Highway 74
  • N-103.svg Nebraska Highway 103

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 39
1870 3,106 7,864.1%
1880 14,491 366.5%
1890 20,097 38.7%
1900 18,252 −9.2%
1910 17,866 −2.1%
1920 16,514 −7.6%
1930 16,536 0.1%
1940 15,010 −9.2%
1950 14,046 −6.4%
1960 12,542 −10.7%
1970 12,809 2.1%
1980 13,131 2.5%
1990 12,715 −3.2%
2000 13,843 8.9%
2010 14,200 2.6%
Est. 2015 14,282 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 13,843 people, 5,188 households, and 3,507 families residing 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.

In the county, the population was spread out with 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.

Communities


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