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Saline County population up 28.24 percent

By: 30 March 2011 No Comment

According to the 2010 Census, the population of Saline County last year was 107,118 — up 28.24 percent from 83,529 people in 2000.

The population of Arkansas, by comparison, went up 9.1 percent from 2000 to 2.92 million. The population of the United States increased 9.7 percent to 308.75 million.

Saline County was one of the fastest growing counties in the state, on par with Benton, Faulkner, Lonoke and Washington counties. The population in the county seat, Benton, was 30,681 last year — up 39.22 percent from 22,038 in 2000. As for the next largest city in the county, an estimated 15,041 people called Bryant home last year — up 54.05 percent from 9,764 in 2000.

Should you want to have a look at a dandy map that presents county and state data graphically, just click here.

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