Saline County, Kansas, with an area of 721 square miles and a population of 54,303 (U.S. Census Bureau), is located in the center of Kansas at the intersection of Interstate 70 and 135. The largest city and county seat is the City of Salina (population 46,889). There are five smaller cities, each with populations between 100 and 500, as well as a small sliver of the City of Solomon, which is primarily located in neighboring Dickinson County. There are 18 townships, nine rural fire districts (seven headquartered in Saline County and two in neighboring McPherson County), nine rural water districts (six headquartered in Saline County and one in each of the neighboring counties of Dickinson, Ellsworth, and Ottawa), and parts of seven public school districts within the boundaries of the county.
The County organization will employ 341.5 full-time equivalent positions for 2023, across 14 departments. Additionally, the County contracts for a range of services including legal counsel, mental health provisions, services for the developmentally disabled, animal control, soil conservation, emergency medical services, and economic development activities.
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Saline County is made up of 6 cities, 18 townships, 9 rural fire and water districts, and seven public school districts. 721 square mile area, the population is 54,303.