- Salem Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan
official_name = Salem Township, Michigan
settlement_type = Township
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of Michigan
unit_pref = Imperial
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
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 5562
population_density_km2 = 62.6
population_density_sq_mi = 162.2
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 281
elevation_ft = 922
latd = 42 |latm = 23 |lats = 51 |latNS = N
longd = 83 |longm = 35 |longs = 48 |longEW = W
postal_code = 48175,48178,48105,48170,48167,48168
area_code = 248,734
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 26-71130GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1627035 [gnis|1627035]
unincorporated communityof 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 [http://veoliaes-sw.com/Facilities/Northville%20%20MI%20%20Landfill 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).
* 48175 - Salem
* 48178 - South Lyon
* 48105 - Ann Arbor
* 48170 - Plymouth
* 48167 & 48168 - Northville
School Districts serving Salem Township:
* [http://www.southlyon.k12.mi.us South Lyon Public Schools]
* [http://www.pccs.k12.mi.us Plymouth-Canton Community Schools]
* [http://www.northville.k12.mi.us Northville Public Schools]
* [http://www.aaps.k12.mi.us Ann Arbor Public Schools]
* [http://www.southlyon.k12.mi.us/Salem_Elementary.html 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 densitywas 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 incomefor 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.
* [http://www.salem-mi.org/ Salem Township]
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