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Saline County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Saline County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of USA NE
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1855
Seat Wilber
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

576 sq mi (1,492 km²)
575 sq mi (1,489 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.13%
 - (2000)
 - Density

23/sq mi (9/km²)

Saline County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 13,843. Its county seat is Wilber6.

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).


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,492 km² (576 sq mi). 1,490 km² (575 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.13%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit


Saline County
Population by decade

1860 - 39
1870 - 3,106
1880 - 14,491
1890 - 20,097
1900 - 18,252
1910 - 17,866
1920 - 16,514
1930 - 16,356
1940 - 15,010
1950 - 14,046
1960 - 12,542
1970 - 12,809
1980 - 13,131
1990 - 12,715
2000 - 13,843

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 13,843 people, 5,188 households, and 3,507 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (24/sq mi). There were 5,611 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). 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.

Cities and villages Edit

External linksEdit

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

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