Saline Township, Madison County, Illinois

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Saline Township
Township
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 38°47′12″N 89°39′23″W / 38.78667°N 89.65639°W / 38.78667; -89.65639Coordinates: 38°47′12″N 89°39′23″W / 38.78667°N 89.65639°W / 38.78667; -89.65639
Country United States
State Illinois
County Madison
Settled November 2, 1875
Government
 • Mayor Alvin Steiner[citation needed]
Area
 • Total 35.66 sq mi (92.4 km2)
 • Land 34.39 sq mi (89.1 km2)
 • Water 1.27 sq mi (3.3 km2)
Elevation 499 ft (152 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 6,268
 • Density 183.8/sq mi (71.0/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 17-119-67275

Saline Township is located in Madison County, Illinois, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 6,321 and it contained 2,486 housing units.[2] Saline Township covers the northern part of Highland, most of Grantfork, and the Madison County portion of Pierron.[3] The government offices are in Woodcrest Drive in Highland.

History[edit]

Saline Township was named from the salinity of a salt well.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.66 square miles (92.4 km2), of which 34.39 square miles (89.1 km2) (or 96.44%) is land and 1.27 square miles (3.3 km2) (or 3.56%) is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016 6,268 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  3. ^ "Saline Township Zoning: Madison County, IL" (PDF). Madison County Planning & Development. 21 April 2008. Retrieved 27 September 2009. 
  4. ^ Norton, William T. (1912). Centennial History of Madison County, Illinois, and Its People, 1812 to 1912. The Lewis Publishing Co. p. 601. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 

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