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Statistics and Facts of Saline Michigan

Before the 18th century, Native Americans travelled to modern-day Saline to hunt wildlife and gather salt from the salt springs they found nearby. In the 18th century, French explorers canoed up to the area and also harvested the salt. They named the local river Saline, which is the French word for salt. Europeans settled the area in the 19th century, most of them coming from England and Germany. Together with a government surveyor who is generally considered to be the city's founder, the residents named the town Saline, which was officially established in 1832. One of the city's most famous landmarks was constructed in 1875, the Second-Empire frame, two and one half story residential building, the Davenport House, a.k.a. Curtis Mansion. The town continued to grow, and in 1931 the Village of Saline became the City of Saline.

Population (year 2000): 8,034. Estimated population in July 2006: 8,817 (+9.7% change)
Males: 3,729 (46.4%)
Females: 4,305 (53.6%)

Washtenaw County

Median resident age: 36.0 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years

Zip codes: 48176

Estimated median household income in 2005: $61,100 (it was $59,382 in 2000)
Saline: $61,100
Michigan: $46,039

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $221,200 (it was $169,200 in 2000)
Saline: $221,200
Michigan: $149,300

Ancestries: German (31.4%), English (18.0%), Irish (15.4%), Polish (7.0%), French (6.0%), Italian (5.4%)

Elevation: 820 feet

Land area: 4.63 square miles. Population density: 1908 people per square mile (low)

For population 25 years and over in Saline
High school or higher: 93.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.4%
Graduate or professional degree: 15.7%
Unemployed: 3.4%

Mean travel time to work: 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Saline city
Never married: 21.0%
Now married: 58.0%
Separated: 1.1%
Widowed: 7.5%
Divorced: 12.3%

345 residents are foreign born
This city: 4.3%
Michigan: 5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Saline: 1.5% ($2,563)
Michigan: 1.3% ($1,461)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ann Arbor, MI (7.7 miles, pop. 114,024)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Toledo, OH (37.7 miles, pop. 313,619)

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (268.9 miles, pop. 2,896,016)

Nearest cities: Ann Arbor, MI (7.7 miles), Milan, MI (8.8 miles), Barton Hills, MI (10.3 miles), Ypsilanti, MI (12.2 miles), Britton, MI (13.3 miles), Dexter, MI (13.3 miles), Clinton, MI (14.9 miles), Tecumseh, MI (16.3 miles)

Latitude: 42.17 N, Longitude: 83.78 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,082 (+13.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 939 (22.5%)

Area code: 734

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in 2006: 18 (13 officers)
Officers per 1,000 residents here: 1.47
US city average: 3.00

Hospital/medical center in Saline:

Other hospitals/medical centers near Saline:

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Saline:
WILLOW RUN (about 19 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: YIP)
TOLEDO EXPRESS (about 41 miles; TOLEDO, OH; ID: TOL)

Other public-use airports nearest to Saline:
SALINE (about 3 miles; SALINE, MI; ID: 2C3)
ANN ARBOR MUNI (about 5 miles; ANN ARBOR, MI; ID: ARB)
MEYERS-DIVER'S (about 16 miles; TECUMSEH, MI; ID: 3TE)

Amtrak station near Saline:
9 miles: ANN ARBOR (325 DEPOT ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, taxi stand.

Local government website:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Saline:
WASHTENAW COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; ANN ARBOR, MI; Full-time enrollment: 5,436)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-ANN ARBOR (about 10 miles; ANN ARBOR, MI; FT enrollment: 35,684)
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; YPSILANTI, MI; FT enrollment: 17,476)
MADONNA UNIVERSITY (about 32 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 2,431)
SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE (about 34 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 4,780)
UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO (about 37 miles; TOLEDO, OH; FT enrollment: 15,999)
OWENS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-TOLEDO CAMPUS (about 37 miles; TOLEDO, OH; FT enrollment: 7,809)

Public high school in Saline:
SALINE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,690; Location: 7190 N. MAPLE ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)

Private high school in Saline:
SALINE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 180; Location: 300 OLD CREEK DRIVE; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Saline:
SALINE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 869; Location: 7265 SALINE-ANN ARBOR ROAD; Grades: 07 - 08)
HERITAGE SCHOOL (Students: 834; Location: 290 E. WOODLAND DRIVE; Grades: 05 - 06)
HOUGHTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 569; Location: 555 MILLS ROAD; Grades: KG - 01)
HARVEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 505; Location: 1155 CAMPUS PARKWAY; Grades: 01 - 04)
PLEASANT RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 496; Location: 229 PLEASANT RIDGE DRIVE; Grades: 01 - 04)
WOODLAND MEADOWS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 401; Location: 350 E. WOODLAND DRIVE; Grades: 02 - 04)

Library in Saline:
SALINE DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $930,253; Location: 555 NORTH MAPLE ROAD; 59,725 books; 4,143 audio materials; 2,625 video materials; 120 serial subscriptions)

Average household size:
This city: 2.5 people
Michigan: 2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city: 67.8%
Whole state: 68.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city: 3.8%
Whole state: 5.3%

Residents with income below the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 4.0%
Whole state: 10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 2.6%
Whole state: 4.8%

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