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Salem Township is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 5,936. Salem Township is in Washtenaw County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Salem Township offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Salem Township there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Salem Township and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Salem Township are highly rated.
About Salem Township...
Population
5,936

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$326,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,125
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    6%
  • Own
    94%
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Salem Township Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    21%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Salem Township

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$91,338
National
$55,322
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Salem Township Reviews

3 reviews
I love the rural nature of Salem Township. I am disappoint though of the news of a future big development of homes and business on the edge of the township. They say they will not go further into Salem to preserve our rural feel but I worry this will lead to future developments further into town.
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A rural area slowly being built into a suburb.
Crime isn't much of a problem here.