New Salem, Illinois

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Population in 2012: 136 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: 0.0%
 
Males: 56  (41.5%)
Females: 80  (58.5%)
Median resident age:  44.3 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip code: 62357

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,095 (it was $27,917 in 2000)
New Salem:

$29,095
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,549 (it was $19,351 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $35,765 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
New Salem:

$35,765
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $37,324; Detached houses: $38,642; Mobile homes: $13,600

Median gross rent in 2012: $590.

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  • White alone - 134 (97.8%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (2.2%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in New Salem: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.7%), Irish (20.7%), United States (16.6%), English (13.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/25/1970

Elevation: 800 feet

Land area: 1.04 square miles.

Population density: 130 people per square mile   (very low).

New Salem, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in New Salem:

  • High school or higher: 84.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 29.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in New Salem village:

  • Never married: 44.2%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $267 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,250 (2.0%)

New Salem satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, IL (63.8 miles , pop. 111,454).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (81.4 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (222.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Baylis, IL (1.9 miles ), Griggsville, IL (2.5 miles ), Pittsfield, IL (2.7 miles ), Perry, IL (2.7 miles ), El Dara, IL (3.1 miles) , Valley City, IL (3.2 miles) , Barry, IL (3.2 miles ), Detroit, IL (3.3 miles) .

Latitude: 39.71 N, Longitude: 90.85 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 217

New Salem household income distribution New Salem home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-7.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Retail trade (40%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (21%)
  • Accountants and auditors (11%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (16%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Business operations specialists (12%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)

Average climate in New Salem, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

New Salem-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 46% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/24/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.2 miles away from the New Salem village center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/14/1961, a category F3 tornado 24.1 miles away from the village center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

New Salem-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 181.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 170.0 miles away from New Salem center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 189.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 203.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 182.1 miles away from New Salem center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 224.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pike County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 4, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
New Salem topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near New Salem:

  • PIKE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; PITTSFIELD, IL)
  • EASTSIDE HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PITTSFIELD, IL)
  • KEPLEY HOUSE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; PITTSFIELD, IL)
  • ILLINI COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; PITTSFIELD, IL)
  • PITTSFIELD MANOR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PITTSFIELD, IL)
  • BARRY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BARRY, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to New Salem:

  • Western Illinois University (about 54 miles; Macomb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,755)
  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 63 miles; Godfrey, IL; FT enrollment: 4,189)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 66 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 3,748)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 66 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 5,460)
  • Lindenwood University (about 67 miles; Saint Charles, MO; FT enrollment: 11,117)
  • St Charles Community College (about 67 miles; Cottleville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,302)
  • University of Missouri-St Louis (about 75 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 10,322)

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Pike County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 40.9%
(30.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  69.0%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.2%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported
4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

New Salem compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

New Salem travel time to work - commute New Salem mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (22%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for New Salem village (based on Pike County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.56%
Here: 50.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of God
Adherents23.3%18.1%14.0%10.6%6.9%
Congregations24.1%19.0%6.9%3.4%3.4%
NameChurch of the NazareneCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents6.7%6.0%4.6%2.3%7.6%
Congregations6.9%3.4%10.3%3.4%19.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Pike County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Pike County:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Pike County:

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

9.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Pike County:

27.0%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

7.6%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$97
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$17
Totals for Government 0$0 11$114

New Salem government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,000 ($36.76)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($22.06)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($7.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($7.35)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($7.35)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($7.35)

New Salem government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($7.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $13,000 ($95.59)
    Highways: $4,000 ($29.41)
  • Tax - Property: $1,000 ($7.35)

New Salem government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $94,000 ($691.18)

4.39% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($22,050 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.39%
Illinois average:

5.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Adams County, IL  0.62% ($30,568 average AGI)
from Pike County, MO  0.34% ($27,000)
from Sangamon County, IL  0.29% ($30,588)


5.80% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,803 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
Illinois average:

5.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Adams County, IL  0.97% ($24,525 average AGI)
to Sangamon County, IL  0.36% ($34,500)
to Morgan County, IL  0.35% ($29,905)

Strongest AM radio stations in New Salem:

  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KHMO (1070 AM; 5 kW; HANNIBAL, MO)
  • WTAD (930 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WGEM (1440 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBBA (1580 AM; 0 kW; PITTSFIELD, IL; Owner: BROWN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in New Salem:

  • WIPA (89.3 FM; PITTSFIELD, IL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF IL AT SPRINGFIELD)
  • WBBA-FM (97.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, IL; Owner: BROWN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KGRC (92.9 FM; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WPWQ (106.7 FM; MOUNT STERLING, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJFM (102.1 FM; LOUISIANA, MO; Owner: FOXFIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGEM-FM (105.1 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY NEWSPAPERS, INC.)
  • WCOY (99.5 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • KPCR-FM (94.1 FM; BOWLING GREEN, MO; Owner: FOUR HIM ENTERPRISES, L.L.C.)
  • KZZK (105.9 FM; NEW LONDON, MO; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WQUB (90.3 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY UNIVERSITY CORPORATION)
  • WQCY (103.9 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around New Salem:

  • W49BS (Channel 49; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BP (Channel 53; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KHQA-TV (Channel 7; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF QUINCY, LLC)
  • WTJR (Channel 16; QUINCY, IL; Owner: BELIEVER'S BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSEC (Channel 14; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W36BS (Channel 36; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W61CO (Channel 61; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W18CJ (Channel 18; QUINCY, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WGEM-TV (Channel 10; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • W69DF (Channel 69; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WQEC (Channel 27; QUINCY, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC. TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in New Salem)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • NEW SALEM, 1.5 Mi S (Lat: 39.686111 Lon: -90.839167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 78 m, Call Sign: WMR268
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6840.00 MHz, 6820.00 MHz, 6825.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA9TKV, Licensee ID: L00944686
    Grant Date: 11/24/2004, Expiration Date: 02/21/2015, Certifier: Wyvetta M Davis
    Registrant: Wyvetta M Davis, Rr 1 Box 56, New Salem, IL 62357

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
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