New Salem, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 990. Population change since 2000: +6.6%
 
Males: 499  (50.4%)
Females: 491  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  46.9 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01355.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $70,000 (it was $48,688 in 2000)
New Salem:

$70,000
MA:

$70,628

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $36,868 (it was $23,234 in 2000)

New Salem town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $238,196 (it was $127,500 in 2000)
New Salem:

$238,196
MA:

$352,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $254,045; Detached houses: $264,125; Townhouses or other attached units: $219,950; In 2-unit structures: $222,435; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $204,584; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $487,647; Mobile homes: $43,609
  • Races in New Salem, MA (2010)

    New Salem races chart
    • 94495.4%White alone
    • 212.1%Asian alone
    • 101.0%Two or more races
    • 101.0%Hispanic
    • 20.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Other race alone
    • 10.1%Black alone

Races in New Salem detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in New Salem: 101.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (24.5%), Irish (19.2%), French (12.3%), French Canadian (11.8%), German (8.9%), Italian (7.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1775

Elevation: 1048 feet

Land area: 45.0 square miles.

Population density: 22 people per square mile   (very low).

New Salem,MA real estate house value index trend

New Salem, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in New Salem:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in New Salem town:

  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 61.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

20 residents are foreign born (0.9% Europe, 0.6% Latin America, 0.3% Asia, 0.3% North America).

This town:

2.2%
Massachusetts:

12.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

New Salem town:  1.3% ($1,601)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
New Salem satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chicopee, MA (25.5 miles , pop. 54,653).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (63.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (138.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Petersham, MA (2.4 miles ), Shutesbury, MA (2.5 miles ), Wendell, MA (2.5 miles ), Orange, MA (2.7 miles ), Pelham, MA (2.9 miles ), Athol, MA (3.0 miles ), Leverett, MA (3.0 miles ), Erving, MA (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $138,800
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $175,100
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $230,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $230,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $230,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $230,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $230,000
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $230,000
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $230,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.48 N, Longitude: 72.32 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 978


Crime rates in New Salem by Year
Type 2005 2007 2008 2009
Murders 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Assaults 0001
per 100,000 0.00.00.099.1
Burglaries 0102
per 100,000 0.0101.00.0198.2
Theft 4214
per 100,000 406.1202.0100.2396.4
Auto thefts 1100
per 100,000 101.5101.00.00.0
Arson 0001
per 100,000 0.00.00.099.1
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.7) 24.423.24.049.6

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in New Salem detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Metal and metal products (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Educational services (32%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in New Salem: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in New Salem, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

New Salem-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.7 miles away from the New Salem town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.9 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

New Salem-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 144.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 155.5 miles away from New Salem center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 9.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 120.6 miles away from New Salem center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 255.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Snowstorms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
New Salem topographic map

Birthplace of: Elisha Hunt Allen - Politician, Joshua Mason Macomber - Educator.

Hospitals and medical centers near New Salem:

  • QUABBIN VALLEY HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ATHOL, MA)
  • ATHOL MEMORIAL HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; ATHOL, MA)
  • ATHOL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; ATHOL, MA)
  • HOSPICE OF THE FISHER HOME (Hospital, about 12 miles away; AMHERST, MA)
  • TEMPLETON DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (Hospital, about 14 miles away; BALDWINVILLE, MA)
  • CENTER FOR EXTENDED CARE AT AMHERST (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; AMHERST, MA)
  • COZY CORNER NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; SUNDERLAND, MA)

Amtrak station near New Salem:

  • 13 miles: AMHERST (RAILROAD ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

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

  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst (about 13 miles; Amherst, MA; Full-time enrollment: 26,583)
  • Mount Wachusett Community College (about 19 miles; Gardner, MA; FT enrollment: 3,143)
  • Smith College (about 20 miles; Northampton, MA; FT enrollment: 3,549)
  • Mount Holyoke College (about 21 miles; South Hadley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Franklin Pierce University (about 25 miles; Rindge, NH; FT enrollment: 2,139)
  • Holyoke Community College (about 26 miles; Holyoke, MA; FT enrollment: 4,911)
  • Western New England University (about 28 miles; Springfield, MA; FT enrollment: 3,477)

Public elementary/middle school in New Salem:

  • SWIFT RIVER (Students: 159, Location: 201 WENDELL RD, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in New Salem

Library in New Salem:

  • NEW SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $41,262; Location: 24 SOUTH MAIN STREET; 10,180 books; 235 audio materials; 1,247 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 26 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in New Salem: Hamilton Orchards (A), New Salem Fire Department (B), New Salem Public Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in New Salem include: North Congregational Church (A), Central Congregational Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mountain View Cemetery (1), Branch Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Thompson Pond (A), Russ Pond (B), Nance Lake (C), Hackmetack Pond (D), Gibbs Pond (E), Flask Pond (F), Dead Pond (G), Davis Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Underhill Brook (A), Bow Brook (B), Giles Brook (C), Hop Brook (D), Manning Brook (E), McIver Brook (F), Moosehorn Brook (G), Spriggy Brook (H), Willow Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in New Salem: New Salem Common Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 82.0. This is about average.

City:

82.0
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 3.19. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.19
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.634. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.634
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 26.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.35. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.35
U.S.:

19.96

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.64. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.64
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.3%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.9%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

6.3%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.5%
Whole state:

4.4%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Massachusetts average:

13.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for New Salem town (based on Franklin County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic16,50915
Mainline Protestant4,61738
Evangelical Protestant2,07920
Other1,58021
None46,587-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 26
Franklin County:

3.63 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Franklin County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Franklin County:

3.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 58
Here:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.5%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

22.2%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.1%
State:

16.5%

6.07% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,154 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($130 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hampshire County, MA  1.74% ($33,774 average AGI)
from Worcester County, MA  0.81% ($33,513)
from Hampden County, MA  0.42% ($30,770)


5.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,267 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($160 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.05%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hampshire County, MA  1.52% ($37,079 average AGI)
to Worcester County, MA  0.80% ($33,573)
to Hampden County, MA  0.42% ($35,024)

Strongest AM radio stations in New Salem:

  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WCAT (700 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ORANGE-ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPNI (1430 AM; 5 kW; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WARE (1250 AM; 5 kW; WARE, MA; Owner: SUCCESS SIGNAL BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in New Salem:

  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • W246AM (97.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WAHL (99.9 FM; ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WJDF (97.3 FM; ORANGE, MA; Owner: DEANE BROTHERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYRY (104.9 FM; HINSDALE, NH; Owner: TRI-VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHAI (98.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGAJ (91.7 FM; DEERFIELD, MA; Owner: TRUATEES OF DEERFIELD ACADEMY)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around New Salem:

  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)

New Salem fatal accident list:

Dec 22, 2014 03:10 PM, Us-202 Daniels Shay Hgwy, Sr-122, Lat: 42.53729, Lon: -72.30446, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Dec 7, 2012 01:20 PM, Us-202, Lat: 77.77770, Lon: 777.77770, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 1, 2009 03:07 PM, Us-202, Lat: 42.49045, Lon: -72.34137, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Dec 8, 2007 06:13 PM, Us-202, Lat: 42.53714, Lon: -72.30540, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Feb 17, 2002 08:41 AM, Us-202, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Sep 13, 1996 08:45 AM, Rte 202, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • $781,000Total costs
  • 488Total average daily traffic
  • 6Total average daily truck traffic
  • 771Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in New Salem)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Quabbin Fishing Area 2 (Lat: 42.525083 Lon: -72.291194), Call Sign: WNJU334
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.430 MHz, 159.435 MHzGrant Date: 04/25/2012, Expiration Date: 07/23/2022Registrant: Dept. Of Conservation And Recreation, 180 Beaman St, West Boylston, MA 01583, Phone: (508) 792-7806, Fax: (508) 792-7805, Email:
  • NEW SALEM, 38 Blueberry Hill Rd. (Ma13726-A) (Lat: 42.506194 Lon: -72.344417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQMN331
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.600 MHzGrant Date: 09/29/2010, Expiration Date: 09/29/2020, Certifier: Gary CromackRegistrant: Cromack Industries, Greenfield, MA 01302, Phone: (413) 774-6500, Fax: (413) 223-8010, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • Quabbin, MA, Prescott Peninsula, Quabbin Observatory (Lat: 42.391944 Lon: -72.344611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 20.7 m, Call Sign: WPYG610
    Assigned Frequencies: 23575.0 MHzGrant Date: 08/07/2003, Expiration Date: 08/07/2013, Cancellation Date: 10/12/2013, Certifier: Paul LuippoldRegistrant: Consolidated Spectrum Services, 22 Merrill Drive, Atkinson, NH 03811, Phone: (603) 362-5977, Fax: (603) 362-5977, Email:
  • NEW SALEM, End Of Blueberry Hill Rd (Lat: 42.506194 Lon: -72.344417), Type: Pole, Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WQHH582
    Assigned Frequencies: 10551.2 MHz, 10566.2 MHzGrant Date: 07/30/2007, Expiration Date: 07/30/2017, Certifier: Linda DunlavyRegistrant: Franklin Regional Council Of Governments, 12 Olive St, Ste 2, Greenfield, MA 01301-3318, Phone: (413) 774-3167, Fax: (413) 774-3169, Email:
  • BS33XC088, 38 Blueberry Hill Rd. (Ma13726-A) (Lat: 42.506194 Lon: -72.344417), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQPU385
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHzGrant Date: 08/16/2012, Expiration Date: 08/16/2022, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • CT33XC597, 675 Daniel Shays Highway (Lat: 42.469667 Lon: -72.349528), Type: Pole, Structure height: 46.9 m, Call Sign: WQPU559
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHzGrant Date: 08/17/2012, Expiration Date: 08/17/2022, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • STATION, Prescott Peninsula Quabbin Observatory (Lat: 42.392028 Lon: -72.344528), Structure height: 19.8 m, Overall height: 20.7 m, Call Sign: WEH304
    Assigned Frequencies: 23575.0 MHzGrant Date: 07/31/1997, Expiration Date: 11/10/2002, Cancellation Date: 02/09/2003Registrant: Phone: (413) 545-3123

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: N1LAY, Licensee ID: L00413487, Grant Date: 01/12/2012, Expiration Date: 01/21/2022, Certifier: Roderick A Raubeson, Registrant: Roderick A Raubeson, 16 Cooleyville Rd, New Salem, MA 01355
  • Call Sign: WB1FBV, Licensee ID: L01215295, Grant Date: 11/21/2006, Expiration Date: 02/17/2017, Certifier: Dale R Monette, Registrant: Dale R Monette, 111 Wendell Road, New Salem, MA 01355
  • Call Sign: KC1CLW, Licensee ID: L01890161, Grant Date: 09/03/2014, Expiration Date: 09/03/2024, Cancellation Date: 10/21/2014, Certifier: Russell F Pasternak, Registrant: Russell F Pasternak, 99 Michael Ln, New Salem, MA 01355
  • Call Sign: N1TOC, Previous Call Sign: KC1CLW, Licensee ID: L01890161, Grant Date: 10/21/2014, Expiration Date: 10/21/2024, Certifier: Russell F Pasternak, Registrant: Russell F Pasternak, 99 Michael Ln, New Salem, MA 01355

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

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  • CULVER HARRY A, 49 Stone Hill Rd, New Salem, MA 01355
    Certificate: 99-0393 (Individual), Certificate Issue Date: 03/04/1999, Expiration Date: 03/03/2000

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3909W , Serial Number: 32-855, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 03/22/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Jefferson J Lett, 38 Blueberry Hill Rd, New Salem, MA 01355
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 9279U , Serial Number: 15078229, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 04/10/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Lawrence A Wilson, 27 Sweezy Ln, New Salem, MA 01355

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (68%)
  • Wood (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

New Salem compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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