New Salem, North Dakota

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New Salem, North Dakota

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New Salem strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Dakota):

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Affordability of Rents
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Top 9% New Salem Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of New Salem, North Dakota

Comparing New Salem to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Dakota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 9
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 5
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 6
College Educated Adults 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
Median Family Income 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 7
Short Commute Times 7 1
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 3
Housing Recently Built 4 2

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New Salem Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles W of Bismarck, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 412 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Morton
Metro Area Bismarck
Standard Zip Codes 58563
Phone Area Codes 701
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.845
Longitude -101.41

New Salem Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station NEW SALEM 5 NW
Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 19 F
Apr Temp 29 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 83 F
Oct Temp 31 to 57 F
Annual Precip 18.2 inches
Station ALMONT
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 23 F
Apr Temp 29 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 85 F
Oct Temp 31 to 60 F
Annual Precip 16.6 inches
Station CENTER 4 SE
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 22 F
Apr Temp 28 to 55 F
Jul Temp 54 to 82 F
Oct Temp 30 to 58 F
Annual Precip 17.4 inches
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New Salem Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 938 100%
Male 431 45.9%
Female 507 54.1%
Under 18 198 21.1%
18+ 740 78.9%
65+ 323 34.4%
Median Age 48.6
Average Family Size 2.83
White 912 97.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 16 1.7%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 10 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated New Salem Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 890
Growth -48
Growth % -5.1%

New Salem Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 69.5%
Norwegian 10.9%
US/American 4.5%
Irish 3.3%
Russian 2.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
English 1.2%
Swedish 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Italian 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Blue Grass (58563)
Hannover (58563)
Judson (58563)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
New Salem 938 $36,761
Center 678 $57,045
Glen Ullin 865 $32,368
Mandan 16,718 $46,210
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New Salem High Schools (2004)

Serves 199 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

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