Grand Saline, Texas

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Grand Saline is a city in Van Zandt County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,028 at the 2000 census. Grand Saline is the third largest city in Van Zandt County and is a part of the Greater Tyler/Longview area.

The name Grand Saline is taken from a large salt deposit in the area, currently mined by Morton Salt.

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Geography

Grand Saline is located at 32°40′40″N 95°42′41″W / 32.67778°N 95.71139°W / 32.67778; -95.71139 (32.677662, -95.711521)[3]. Grand Saline is located in the northeastern area of Van Zandt County, at the intersection of Texas State Highway 110, and US Highway 80, roughly 65 miles from Dallas, and 13 miles north of Interstate 20. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), of which, 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²) of it is land and 0.50% is water.

Transportation

Grand Saline is served by 2 major highways and two FM (Farm to Market) Roads.

State Highway 110- Grand Saline serves as the northern end to the highway, 110 serves as the main artery from the Van/Grand Saline area into Tyler.

U.S. Highway 80- Runs east towards Longview/Marshall area and West to the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex.

FM 17- Runs south to Canton and North to Lake Fork.

FM 857-Grand Saline serves as the northern end, and runs south into Smith County

Schools

Grand Saline is served by the Grand Saline Independent School District. College students who reside in the Grand Saline ISD are served by Tyler Junior College, as Grand Saline ISD is in the TJC taxing and service district.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,028 people, 1,096 households, and 723 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,522.2 people per square mile (587.5/km²). There were 1,203 housing units at an average density of 604.8/sq mi (233.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.94% White, 0.59% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.55% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.13% of the population.

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