Saline County (standard abbreviation: SA) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 55,606. The largest city and county seat is Salina.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 721 square miles (1,870 km), of which 720 square miles (1,900 km) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km) (0.2%) is water.
Saline County is part of the Salina Micropolitan Statistical Area.
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.
Saline County Kansas neighborhoods include: 45 Salina, Belmont, Cedar, Central, Chapel Ridge/Highland Ave, Country Club, Crawford-Broadway SW, Downtown, E Neal Ave, Golden Eagle, Graves, Highlands Meadow Hamlet, Indian Rock, KWU, Lakeview, Magnolia Hills, North Salina, Old 81 Villagers, Park, Prescott, Santa Fe, Simp-Nil-Craw-Schill, Southwest area, Sunrise, Upper Mill Heights, Vassar Plaza, West Schilling