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People

Total Population 1,089
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 591
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 53.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.6%
Median Earnings25+ $45,664
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $46,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,750

Wealth

Median Family Income $79,896
% Above Poverty Level 91.7%
% Below Poverty Level 8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,538
Median House Value $245,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.9%
US/American 1%
English 24.1%
Irish 16.7%

New Salem Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles NE of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 65 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Franklin
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01355, 01364
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.504
Longitude -72.332

New Salem Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station TULLY LAKE
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 56 to 84 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Station AMHERST
Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Station BIRCH HILL DAM
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 32 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 32 to 60 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, New Salem, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Blissville (01364)

Eagleville (01364)

Lake Mattawa (01364)

North Orange (01364)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Athol 8,340 $53,015
Erving 1,832 $69,028
Orange 3,944 $55,034
Petersham 269 $88,438
Shutesbury 1,804 $90,329
Wendell 898 $57,679

New Salem Public Libraries

Library
New Salem Public Library
24 SOUTH MAIN STREET
New Salem, Massachusetts
(978) 544-6334

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