Saline Township, Michigan

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Saline Township, Michigan
Saline Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Saline Township, Michigan
Saline Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°7′N 83°49′W / 42.117°N 83.817°W / 42.117; -83.817Coordinates: 42°7′N 83°49′W / 42.117°N 83.817°W / 42.117; -83.817
Country United States
State Michigan
County Washtenaw
 • Total 34.8 sq mi (90.1 km2)
 • Land 34.7 sq mi (89.9 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 850 ft (259 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,896
 • Density 55/sq mi (21/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48176
Area code(s) 734
FIPS code 26-71160[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627037[2]

Saline Township is a civil township of Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,896 at the 2010 census.[3] The City of Saline is located at the northeast corner of the township, but is administratively autonomous.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.8 square miles (90.1 km2), of which 34.7 square miles (89.9 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.27%, is water.[4]


Township Hall, Braun Road

As of the 2010 census Saline Township had a population of 1,896. The racial and ethnic makeup of the population was 93.9% white, 2.1% black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.7% from some other race and 2.3% from two or more races. 2.5% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,302 people, 460 households, and 372 families residing in the township. The population density was 37.4 per square mile (14.4/km²). There were 473 housing units at an average density of 13.6 per square mile (5.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.70% White, 0.69% African American, 0.69% Asian, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population.

There were 460 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.8% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. 14.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $77,024, and the median income for a family was $84,129. Males had a median income of $48,235 versus $37,212 for females. The per capita income for the township was $30,630. About 2.4% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

Farm on Marion Road


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Saline Township, Michigan
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Saline township, Washtenaw County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Saline township, Washtenaw County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ 2010 general profile of population and housing characteristics for Saline Township from the US census

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