Salem Township, Michigan
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Salem Township, Allegan County, Michigan is located in Michigan
Salem Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°43′3″N 85°49′49″W / 42.7175, -85.83028Coordinates: 42°43′3″N 85°49′49″W / 42.7175, -85.83028
Country United States
State Michigan
County Allegan
 • Total 36.0 sq mi (93.3 km2)
 • Land 35.8 sq mi (92.6 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation 666 ft (203 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,486
 • Density 97.5/sq mi (37.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-71100[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627034[2]

Salem Township is a civil township of Allegan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,486 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93.3 km²), of which, 35.8 square miles (92.6 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (0.75%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,486 people, 1,151 households, and 941 families residing in the township. The population density was 97.5 per square mile (37.6/km²). There were 1,181 housing units at an average density of 33.0 per square mile (12.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.99% White, 0.14% African American, 1.03% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.57% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.84% of the population.

There were 1,151 households out of which 46.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.5% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 14.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.37.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.8% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 34.8% from 25 to 44, 17.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 104.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,203, and the median income for a family was $54,625. Males had a median income of $37,768 versus $26,164 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,620. About 2.6% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[]

The Honorable Francis Adam Goodman, a veteran of the Civil War, represented Salem Township in the State Legislature from 1881-1883.


  • Romig, Walter. Michigan Place Names. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1986.

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