Saline County, Kansas

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Saline County (standard abbreviation: SA) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 53,597. The largest city and county seat is Salina.

Saline County is part of the Salina Micropolitan Statistical Area.[1]

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Law and government

Saline County was a prohibition, or "dry", county until the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 and voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement. The food sales requirement was removed with voter approval in 1994.[2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 721 square miles (1,868 km²), of which, 720 square miles (1,864 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (4 km²) of it (0.23%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] 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.

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