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People

Total Population 1,025
Male Share of the Population 52.2%
Female Share of the Population 47.8%
Senior Citizens 18.4%
Employed Population 16+ 539
Age of the Population 50

Families

% of people married 54.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $76,563
% Above Poverty Level 92.1%
% Below Poverty Level 7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,055
Median House Value $235,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.5%
US/American 1.7%
English 20.5%
Irish 19.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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 8,427 $54,615
Erving 1,875 $73,000
Orange 4,160 $55,385
Petersham 252 $88,750
Shutesbury 1,712 $91,250
Wendell 878 $54,375

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

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