Saline Township, Perry County, Missouri

Saline Township, Missouri
Civil Township

Location of Perry County
Coordinates: 37°49′02″N 89°56′06″W / 37.81730°N 89.93500°W / 37.81730; -89.93500Coordinates: 37°49′02″N 89°56′06″W / 37.81730°N 89.93500°W / 37.81730; -89.93500[1]
Country United States
State Missouri
County Perry
  Total 46 sq mi (119 km2)
  Land 46 sq mi (118 km2)
  Water 1 sq mi (1 km2)  0.84%%
GNIS Feature ID 767157

Saline Township is one of the eight townships located in Perry County, Missouri, in the United States of America.


Saline Township was named for Saline Creek, which flows through the township. The creek's name comes from two natural salt springs which were used as a source of salt for Native American tribes and early French colonial settlers.[2]


Saline Township is situated in the northwestern part of Perry County. It was organized between 1850-1860. There is one village in Saline Township: Lithium, and one CDP: Brewer.[2] [3]


2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,610 people residing in the township. The racial makeup of the township was 98.8% White, 0.1% American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3% Asian, 0.5% from other races. [4] [5] There are 36 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 39.5. The US median is 37.3. 63.43% of people in Saline Township are married. 10.70% are divorced.

The average household size is 2.67 people. 34.14% of people are married, with children. 9.41% have children, but are single.[6] [7]

Other Saline Townships

The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) lists five Saline Townships in various counties of Missouri.


  1. "Township of Saline". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-01-27.
  2. 1 2 The State Historical Society of Missouri: Perry County Place Names
  3. Walter A. Schroeder (2002). "Opening the Ozarks: A Historical Geography of Missouri's Ste. Genevieve District, 1760-1830". ISBN 9780826263063.
  4. Missouri: 2010 - Population and Housing Unit Counts, 2010 Census of Population and Housing
  7. Missouri: 2010 - Population and Housing Unit Counts, 2010 Census of Population and Housing
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