Saline County, Nebraska

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Saline County, Nebraska
Saline County, Nebraska courthouse from NE.JPG
Saline County courthouse in Wilber
Map of Nebraska highlighting Saline County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1867
Seat Wilber
Largest city Crete
Area
 • Total 576 sq mi (1,492 km2)
 • Land 574 sq mi (1,487 km2)
 • Water 2.3 sq mi (6 km2), 0.4%
Population
 • (2010) 14,200
 • Density 25/sq mi (10/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.saline.ne.us

Saline County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,200.[1] Its county seat is Wilber.[2]

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[edit]

Saline County was formed in 1855 and organized in 1867.[3][4] The first permanent settler arrived in 1858.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total 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.[6]

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Demographics[edit]

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. 2013 14,416 1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[11] 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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lilian Linder (1925). Nebraska Place-Names. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Studies in Language, Literature, and Criticism. p. 122. Retrieved December 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Saline County". Nebraska Association of County Officials. Retrieved December 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 135. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 40°32′N 97°08′W / 40.53°N 97.14°W / 40.53; -97.14