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Time Zone: Saline County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Benton is the Seat for Saline County.

Saline County was founded in 1835. Saline was created by taking area from Independence and 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 last Census (which gave a population of 83,529 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Saline represented 3.12% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 8th most populous county (out of 75 counties).

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
200083,529The Last Census

More information can be found on the Saline County Census Page for Saline County.


Below are some of the communities located in Saline County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Saline County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Benton   29,88421,90636.42% increase  
Bryant   16,2249,76466.2% increase  
Haskell   3,9162,64548.05% increase  
Shannon Hills   3,2002,00559.6% increase  
Traskwood   5735484.56% increase  

Websites for Saline County

Official Website:   www.salinecounty.org/

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

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