Saline County, Missouri


Saline County, Missouri
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
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

764.59 sq mi (1,980 km²)
755.55 sq mi (1,957 km²)
9.04 sq mi (23 km²), 1.18%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

23,756
31/sq mi (12/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Saline County Courthouse

Saline County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. In 2000, the population was 23,756. Its county seat is Marshall[1]. The county was established in 1820 and named for the region's salt springs.

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History

Saline County was formed in 1820. It was named for the salt mines which are found in the region. Saline County was one of the historical settlement areas of the Missouri Indians before relocation on reservations.

Saline County was settled primarily by migrants from the Upper South states of Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. They quickly started cultivating crops similar to those in Middle Tennessee and Kentucky: hemp and tobacco. The counties settled by southerners were known as "Little Dixie." By the time of the Civil War, one-third of the county population was African American, most of whom were enslaved laborers on major plantations, particularly for labor-intensive tobacco cultivation.

Geography

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 764.59 square miles (1,980.3 km2), of which 755.55 square miles (1,956.9 km2) (or 98.82%) is land and 9.04 square miles (23.4 km2) (or 1.18%) is water.[2]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

National protected area

  • Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge (part)

Demographics

At the 2000 census[3], there were 23,756 people, 9,015 households and 6,013 families residing in the county. The population density was 31 per square mile (12/km²). There were 10,019 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). 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 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 Age distribution was 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 household income was $32,743, and the median family income 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.

Cities and towns

See also

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Saline County, Missouri

References

External links

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


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