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Saline County, Illinois

US county information
NameSaline County
StateIllinois
SeatHarrisburg
Largest cityHarrisburg
US Area
Total Area386.98 sq mi (1002.3 km2)
Land Area383.31 sq mi (992.8 km2)
Water Area3.67 sq mi (9.5 km2)
Population24913 (2010)
Density27/km2 (70/sq mi)
Founded1847
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6|DST offset=-5/-5

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Saline County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2010, the population was 24,913. Its county seat is Harrisburg, Illinois . Saline County is home to the smallest post office and the largest KFC in the United States. There are three major towns in Saline County connected by U.S. Route 45, and the now abandoned Cairo and Vincennes/Big Four/New York Central Line, from north to south, Eldorado, Harrisburg, and Carrier Mills.

The Harrisburg Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Saline County.

Saline county is currently the 97th poorest county in the state, out of 102.


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