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Overview

Introduction to Saline, Michigan

Saline, Michigan, in Washtenaw county, is 7 miles S of Ann Arbor, Michigan (center to center) and 36 miles N of Toledo, Ohio. The city has a population of 8,034.

Saline History

Native Americans were the original inhabitants of this area. Before white settlers arrived, the area was well known for its wildlife and salt deposits. French explorers, who arrived in the 18th century, were primarily involved in harvesting salt. They named the river "Saline", which is a French word meaning "salty" or "saline". Numerous English and German settlers arrived in in the 19th century. Orange Risdon, a surveyor, is credited with founding the community. Along with other residents, he christened the town "Saline", after the river. Saline was officially established in 1832, and was incorporated as a city in 1931.

Saline and Nearby Attractions

  • Monroe County Historical Museum
  • Croswell Opera House
  • Hudson Mills Metropolitan Park
  • Hidden Lake Gardens
  • Furstenberg Nature Area

Things To Do In Saline

Plymouth Historical Museum, Lenawee County Historical Society Museum, and Monroe County Historical Museum, all located within 20 miles of Saline, showcase exhibits reflecting the historical and cultural background of the region. The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum has interactive exhibits, and includes a rock wall and a preschool gallery. Croswell Opera House is a historic site located close to the city. Various recreational facilities, including golf courses, are available at the Lower Huron Metropolitan Park, and Hudson Mills Metropolitan Park. Pinckney State Recreation Area, Delhi Metropark, and Dexter-Huron Metropark offer opportunities for fishing, picnicking, and canoeing. Hidden Lake Gardens is another popular place to visit near Saline. In addition, the community organizes the popular Celtic Festival, which is an annual event featuring historical reenactments and live entertainment.

Saline Transportation

Ann Arbor Municipal Airport is the nearest major airport.

Saline Higher Education

Colleges near Saline are Washtenaw Community College, University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, and Madonna University.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,160
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens16.6%
Employed Population 16+4,804
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married51%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher51%
Median Earnings25+$55,018
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,861

Wealth

Median Family Income$102,500
% Above Poverty Level95.4%
% Below Poverty Level4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home6.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.9%
Median Gross Rent$746
Median House Value$230,600

Ancestry

English16.4%
Irish13.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.2%
Italian8.1%
Polish6.1%
Scottish3.7%
French Except Basque3.4%
Dutch3.3%
Swedish2.1%
Canadian2.1%
Russian1.9%
Norwegian1.8%
Swiss1.4%
Belgian1%
Lithuanian0.9%
Finnish0.9%
Arab0.8%
Czech0.8%
Romanian0.7%
Greek0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Iraqi0.4%
Welsh0.4%
German0.4%
Macedonian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Croatian0.2%
Bulgarian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
African0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Saline Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washtenaw County
Standard Zip Codes48176
Phone Area Codes734
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.17
Approximate Longitude-83.78

Saline Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationYPSILANTI E MICH UNIV
Distance9.5 miles
Jan Temp18 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches
StationANN ARBOR UNIV OF MICH
Distance9.8 miles
Jan Temp17 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.3 inches
StationMILAN 4 ESE
Distance10.9 miles
Jan Temp15 to 31 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 63 F
Annual Precip30.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ann Arbor119,303$102,615
Barton Hills294$250
Britton706$66,563
Dexter4,385$100,823
Milan5,965$72,418
Ypsilanti20,804$49,383

Saline Public Libraries

Saline District Library
555 NORTH MAPLE ROAD
Saline, Michigan
(734) 429-5450

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Saline Hospitals

St Joseph Mercy Hospital-saline
400 W Russell St
(734) 429-1500

Saline Public Schools

Harvest Elementary School
1155 Campus Pkwy
ZIP: 48176
(734) 944-8901
Primary
Total Enrollment 467
Heritage School
290 Woodland Dr
ZIP: 48176
(734) 944-8970
Middle
Total Enrollment 768
Pleasant Ridge Elementary School
229 Pleasant Ridge Dr
ZIP: 48176
(734) 944-8940
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Saline Alternative High School
7265 N Ann Arbor St
ZIP: 48176
(734) 429-8006
High
Total Enrollment 43
Saline High School
1300 Campus Pkwy
ZIP: 48176
(734) 429-8030
High
Total Enrollment 1757
Saline Middle School
7190 North Maple Rd
ZIP: 48176
(734) 429-8070
Middle
Total Enrollment 1231
Woodland Meadows Elementary School
350 Woodland Dr
ZIP: 48176
(734) 944-8986
Primary
Total Enrollment 459

Saline Private Schools

Washtenaw Christian Academy
7200 Moon Rd
ZIP: 48176
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 214
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