Saline County is located in southeast Illinois. The County Seat is Harrisburg and the largest city is Harrisburg. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.salinecounty.illinois.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 24,612 and the 2010 census population was 24,913. The land area is 379.82 square miles and there are 65.6 persons per square mile.
93.1% of the population is White, 4.1% is Black or African American, 1.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 84.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $70,500, there are 10,174 households, an average of 2.38 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,596, the median household income is $37,800, and 19.1% of the persons in Saline County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,937. Retail sales (in $1000) were $271,186, and sales per capita were $10,427. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.7%.
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