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The 2000 Census showed that Saline County had a population of 83,529 people. This represented 3.12% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 8th most populous county (out of 75 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Saline had a population of 99,449 people. This is an increase of 19.06% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010107,118+28.24%+7.71% since 2009
200999,449+19.06%+2.3% since 2008
200897,213+16.38%+1.91% since 2007
200795,391+14.2%+2.91% since 2006
200692,696+10.97%+2.71% since 2005
200590,252+8.05%+2.07% since 2004
200488,424+5.86%+1.97% since 2003
200386,715+3.81%+1.12% since 2002
200285,753+2.66%+1.17% since 2001
200184,763+1.48%+1.48% since 2000
200083,529The Last Census

Saline County had 33,825 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Saline County has a total area<3> of 730 square miles [1,891 km²]. Of this total, 723 square miles [1,873 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (0.96%) being water (7 square miles [18.14 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Saline County had a population density of 115.5 people per square mile [44.58 people/km²], making it the state's 7th most densely populated county (out of 75 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Saline County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Saline and the state of Arkansas.

Click here for the Saline County QuickFact (QF-05125).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Saline County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Saline County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
GarlandQF-05051   W98,47988,06811.82%
GrantQF-05053   SE17,76016,4647.87%
Hot SpringQF-05059   SW31,78730,3534.72%
PerryQF-05105   NW10,31210,2091.01%
PulaskiQF-05119   NE381,904361,4745.65%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Saline. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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