Saline, MI
Top 100 rank: 59
Population: 8,700
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  City stats Best places avg.
Median family income
(per year)
$84,093 $90,316
Family purchasing power
(annual, cost-of-living adjusted)
$86,427 $82,867
Sales tax 6.00% 6.74%
State income tax rate
(highest bracket)
3.90%I 6.38%
State income tax rate
(lowest bracket)
3.90%I 2.74%
Auto insurance premiums
(Average for the state)
$2,111 $2,121
Job growth %
10.21% 13.41%
  City stats Best places average
Average home price $294,285 $359,352
Average property taxes
$4,180 $3,585
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  City stats Best places average
Colleges, universities and
professional schools (within 30 miles)
10 29
Junior colleges and
technical institutes (within 30 miles)
5 18
Test scores reading
(% above/below state average)
17.2% 20.1%
Test scores math
(% above/below average)
31.0% 24.8%
% students attending public/private
schools (located within town limits)
94.0/6.0 91.1/8.9
Quality of life
  City stats Best places average
Air quality index*
(% of days AQI ranked as good)
79.4% 77.3%
Personal crime incidents (per 1,000) 1 1.3
Property crime incidents (per 1,000) 16 20.6
Median commute time
(in minutes)
20.6 23.1
% population with commute
45 mins. or longer
10.3% 15.6%
% population walk or bike to work 1.4% 2.7%
Leisure and culture
  City stats Best places average
Movie theaters
(within 15 miles)
15 30
(within 15 miles)
794 2,899
(within 15 miles)
58 287
Public golf courses
(within 30 miles)
150 125
(within 15 miles)
26 71
Museums (accredited by AAM;
within 30 miles)
3 11
Ski resorts (within 100 miles) 5 17
Arts funding (Dollars per person of state funds spent on arts) 1 1
  City stats Best places average
Annual rainfall
32.80 40.18
% clear days in the area 18 28
High temp in July ° F 84.7° 86.1°
Low temp in Jan ° F 17.6° 24.0°
  City stats Best places average
Has health plan
(% of residents)
95.5% 90.5%
Body mass index (avg. for residents) 27 27
Diabetes rates
(% of residents diagnosed)
8.3% 9.3%
Hypertension rates
(% of residents diagnosed)
29.4% 30.6%
Elder-care facilities** 22 107
Meet the neighbors
  City stats Best places average
Median age 36.5 36.8
Completed at least some college
(% of residents)
80.7% 72.4%
Married 56.6% 60.8%
Divorced 12.1% 8.0%
Racial diversity index
(100 is national average; higher numbers indicate greater diversity)
31.0 59.2
Amount spent on vacations
(domestic and foreign, household avg. per year)
$8,705 $8,250
*County data
**Elder-care services refer to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Data from Total Living Choices.

(I) Income tax notes:
17 states have statutory provision for automatic adjustment of tax brackets, personal exemption or standard deductions to the rate of inflation. Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska and Ohio indexes the personal exemption amounts only.
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Ford Motor7
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Plentiful leisure activities
Plentiful cultural options
Job growth
Sunny weather
Short commute time
Good health care access
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