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Saline County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Saline County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded 1820
Named for The salt springs in the region
Seat Marshall
Largest city Marshall
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

765 sq mi (1,980 km²)
756 sq mi (1,957 km²)
9 sq mi (23 km²), 1.18%
 - (2000)
 - Density

31/sq mi (12/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Saline County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 23,756. Its county seat is Marshall6. The county was established in 1820 and named for the region's salt springs.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,980 km² (765 sq mi). 1,957 km² (756 sq mi) of it is land and 23 km² (9 sq mi) of it (1.18%) is water.

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As of the census² of 2000, there were 23,756 people, 9,015 households, and 6,013 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (31/sq mi). There were 10,019 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 90.03% White, 5.39% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 2.09% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. 4.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.7% were of German, 18.2% American, 9.8% English and 9.3% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 9,015 households out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.90% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.30% were non-families. 28.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 12.00% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,743, and the median income for a family was $39,234. Males had a median income of $27,180 versus $19,431 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,132. About 10.50% of families and 13.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.90% of those under age 18 and 8.60% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 39°08′N 93°12′W / 39.14, -93.20

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