Salem Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan

Salem Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Salem Township, Michigan
settlement_type = Township
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pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of Michigan
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Michigan
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Washtenaw

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unit_pref = Imperial
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area_total_km2 = 88.8
area_land_km2 = 88.8
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 34.3
area_land_sq_mi = 34.3
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 5562
population_density_km2 = 62.6
population_density_sq_mi = 162.2

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
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elevation_m = 281
elevation_ft = 922
latd = 42 |latm = 23 |lats = 51 |latNS = N
longd = 83 |longm = 35 |longs = 48 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 48175,48178,48105,48170,48167,48168
area_code = 248,734
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blank_info = 26-71130GR|2
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blank1_info = 1627035 [gnis|1627035]
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Salem Township is a general law township of Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan, located northeast of Ann Arbor. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 5,562.

The unincorporated community of Salem is located within the township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.3 square miles (88.8 km²), all land.

Salem is host to [ Veolia Environmental Services] landfill, one of the largest landfills in the state. A large portion of revenue comes from Canadian trash kept in this landfill. Much of the revenue brought in by the landfill goes to the county government and a very small portion goes to the local government. Fact|date=February 2007 Income generated from this landfill allows the Township to levy no taxes for residents. This income also pays for government services including office staff and public safety. The current rate is between 24 and 28 mills total to the resident homeowner (depending on the school district).

ZIP Codes:
* 48175 - Salem
* 48178 - South Lyon
* 48105 - Ann Arbor
* 48170 - Plymouth
* 48167 & 48168 - Northville


School Districts serving Salem Township:
* [ South Lyon Public Schools]
* [ Plymouth-Canton Community Schools]
* [ Northville Public Schools]
* [ Ann Arbor Public Schools]


* [ Salem Elementary School]


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 5,562 people, 1,928 households, and 1,615 families residing in the township. The population density was 162.2 per square mile (62.6/km²). There were 2,031 housing units at an average density of 59.2/sq mi (22.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.97% White, 1.33% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.

There were 1,928 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.6% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.2% were non-families. 12.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 102.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $69,258, and the median income for a family was $75,115. Males had a median income of $50,813 versus $31,729 for females. The per capita income for the township was $29,450. About 0.8% of families and 2.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


External links

* [ Salem Township]

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