New Salem, Pennsylvania

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% New Salem Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% New Salem People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% New Salem Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of New Salem, Pennsylvania

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 8 8
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 6 5
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Racial Diversity 5 5
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 9 9
College Educated Adults 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Short Commute Times 5 5
Working at Home 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 10
Affordability of Rents 3 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
People Living Alone 1 1

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New Salem Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 36 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Fayette
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15468
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.924
Longitude -79.835

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)
Distance 6.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 36 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 78 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 54 inches
Station DONORA 1 SW
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
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New Salem Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 648 100%
Male 320 49.4%
Female 328 50.6%
Under 18 148 22.8%
18+ 500 77.2%
65+ 109 16.8%
Median Age 41.1
Average Family Size 2.79
White 633 97.7%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 12 1.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated New Salem Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 640
Growth -8
Growth % -1.2%

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 51.7%
US/American 11.1%
Irish 8.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.9%
English 5.8%
Dutch 2.7%
Czech 2%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Italian 1.1%
European 0.9%
Scottish 0.9%
Polish 0.9%
Pennsylvania German 0.7%
Hungarian 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Danish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
New Salem 648 $53,295
Brownsville 2,804 $32,662
Carmichaels 556 $36,719
Fairchance 2,174 $33,611
Masontown 3,611 $27,609
Rices Landing 443 $39,792
Uniontown 12,422 $28,523
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