New Salem, Massachusetts Population 2024

1,032

New Salem is a city located in Franklin County and Worcester County Massachusetts. New Salem has a 2024 population of 1,032. New Salem is currently growing at a rate of 1.18% annually and its population has increased by 4.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 983 in 2020.

The average household income in New Salem is $91,717 with a poverty rate of 10.06%. The median age in New Salem is 55.8 years: 53.4 years for males, and 56.7 years for females.

New Salem Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of New Salem was:

  • White: 79.05%
  • Two or more races: 11.27%
  • Other race: 8.47%
  • Asian: 0.93%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
44.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
23.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.98% (49)
The current population of New Salem, Massachusetts is 1,032 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 983.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White84979.05%
Two or more races12111.27%
Other race918.47%
Asian100.93%
Native American30.28%
Black or African American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

New Salem Population by Race

New Salem Population Pyramid 2024

New Salem Median Age

55.8

Total

53.4

Male

56.7

Female

New Salem Adults

There are 927 adults, (204 of whom are seniors) in New Salem.

New Salem Age Dependency

48.5

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Child Dependency Ratio

New Salem Sex Ratio

Female47944.6%
Male59555.4%

New Salem Population by Age

New Salem Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4532.3786.113.9
Married2872.7897.62.4
Non Family1001.128713
Female592.5327.172.9
Male721000

2.69

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

86.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

New Salem Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade182.09%
Associates Degree10712.43%
Bachelors Degree16218.82%
Graduate Degree9310.8%
High School Graduate24228.11%
Less Than 9th Grade202.32%
Some College21925.44%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

New Salem Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

New Salem Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White715682235
Other Race75754
2+ Races58536
Hispanic1380
Asian101010
Native American330

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

New Salem Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$59,063$78,750$0
Graduate Degree$69,583$93,021$67,500
High School Graduate$34,243$40,125$22,019
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$40,354$39,920$40,523
Some College$40,257$39,205$41,287

$40,354

Average Earnings

$39,920

Average Male

$40,523

Average Female

New Salem Earnings by Educational Attainment

New Salem Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

New Salem Language

96.59% of New Salem residents speak only English, while 3.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.61% of the population.

New Salem Language

New Salem Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Multiple1217763.64%
White849293.42%
Hispanic191473.68%
Other9122.2%

10.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.58%

Male Poverty Rate

10.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in New Salem

The race most likely to be in poverty in New Salem is Hispanic, with 73.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in New Salem is Other, with 2.2% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.58%.

New Salem Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School14.88%
Bachelors or Greater5.1%
Some College3.99%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

New Salem Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed60%
Female Employed9.29%
Male Employed1.98%
Female Unemployed0%

New Salem Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

New Salem Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$77,083$100,691
Households$75,951$91,717
Married Families$93,988$-999,999,999
Non Families$43,750$56,386

mean

median

Income by Household Type

New Salem Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

62.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.5%

Male Marriage Rate

66.4%

Female Marriage Rate

New Salem Married by Age and Sex

male

female

New Salem Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

New Salem Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

New Salem Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

72

Number of Veterans

64

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam24
First Gulf War6
World War II6
Korea5
Second Gulf War3

New Salem Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+28
65 to 7423
35 to 5417
55 to 644
18 to 340

New Salem Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White658.44%
2+ Races45.8%
Native American3100%

New Salem Veterans by Race

New Salem Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

New Salem Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.2%

Labor Force Participation

66.7%

Employment Rate

2.2%

Unemployment Rate

New Salem Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

New Salem Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

New Salem Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

63.97%

Born in New Salem

97.3%

Native Born

2.7%

Foreign Born

1.21%

Non Citizen

1.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.3% of New Salem residents were born in the United States, with 63.97% having been born in Massachusetts. 1.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

New Salem Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,092121.11%
20281,080121.12%
20271,068121.14%
20261,056121.15%
20251,044121.16%
20241,032121.18%
20231,020121.19%
20221,008121.2%
2021996131.32%
2020983-40-3.91%
20191,02350.49%
20181,018-1-0.1%
20171,01970.69%
20161,01210.1%
20151,01120.2%
20141,00920.2%
20131,00700%
20121,00770.7%
20111,00040.4%
201099600%

New Salem Population by Year