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Demographics

People

Total Population1,012
Male Share of the Population54.7%
Female Share of the Population45.3%
Senior Citizens21.5%
Employed Population 16+505
Age of the Population52

Families

% of people married57.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.2%
Median Earnings25+$44,375
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$41,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree$45,375

Wealth

Median Family Income$79,432
% Above Poverty Level94.2%
% Below Poverty Level5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone24.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,047
Median House Value$238,900

Ancestry

Irish20.8%
English18.8%
French Except Basque15.6%
Italian10%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.4%
Canadian5.7%
Swedish4.4%
Polish3.7%
Scottish2.7%
US/American1.9%
Lithuanian1.8%
Finnish1.5%
Dutch1.3%
Norwegian1%
German0.8%
Israeli0.7%
Russian0.6%
Turkish0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Welsh0.1%
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New Salem Almanac

CategoryValue
County Franklin County
Standard Zip Codes1355
Phone Area Codes978
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.5
Approximate Longitude-72.33

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)

StationTULLY LAKE
Distance10.7 miles
Jan Temp9 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 58 F
Jul Temp56 to 84 F
Oct Temp35 to 61 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches
StationAMHERST
Distance13.2 miles
Jan Temp11 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches
StationBIRCH HILL DAM
Distance14.2 miles
Jan Temp8 to 32 F
Apr Temp30 to 56 F
Jul Temp55 to 81 F
Oct Temp32 to 60 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Athol8,428$55,446
Erving1,871$75,139
Orange4,117$59,156
Petersham220$102,000
Shutesbury1,802$99,643
Wendell813$60,625

New Salem Public Libraries

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

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New Salem Public Schools

Swift River
201 Wendell Rd
ZIP: 1355
(978) 544-6926
Primary
Total Enrollment 151
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