Grand Saline is a city in Van Zandt County, Texas, United States, located in East Texas. The population is 3,266. Grand Saline is the third largest city in Van Zandt County and is located roughly 75 miles (120 km) east of Dallas and 35 miles (56 km) northwest of Tyler, the two nearest metropolitan areas, and is part of the greater Tyler/Longview area.
Grand Saline is located at 32°40′40″N 95°42′41″W / 32.67778°N 95.71139°W / 32.67778; -95.71139 (32.677662, -95.711521), in the northeastern area of Van Zandt County, at the intersection of Texas State Highway 110 and U.S. Route 80 in western East Texas. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), of which 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²) is land and 0.50% is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,136 people, 1,089 households, and 726 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,568.0 people per square mile (603.1/km²). There were 1,234 housing units at an average density of 617.0 per square mile (237.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.40% White, 0.80% Native American 0.70% African American, 0.40% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 9.70% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.90% of the population.
There were 1,089 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.29.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $26,990 versus $27,344 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,535. About 20.7% of families and 28.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.0% of those under age 18 and 18.4% of those age 65 or over.
Grand Saline Texas neighborhoods include: Canton, Cr 2118, Crossroad 198 & 3227, Martins Mill, Mill Stream, Oakland, Preston Road