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 2017: $70,252 (it was $48,688 in 2000)
New Salem:

$70,252
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $38,509 (it was $23,234 in 2000)

New Salem town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $241,872 (it was $127,500 in 2000)
New Salem:

$241,872
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $274,694; detached houses: $284,849; townhouses or other attached units: $330,679; in 2-unit structures: $180,687; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $426,269; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $91,125; mobile homes: $120,410
March 2019 cost of living index in New Salem: 99.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in New Salem, MA (2010)
    • 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

Crime rates in New Salem by year

Type

2005

2007

2008

2009

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(99.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(101.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(198.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(406.1)
2
(202.0)
1
(100.2)
4
(396.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(101.5)
1
(101.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(99.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)24.423.24.049.6

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City-data.com crime index in New Salem, MA

Crime rate in New Salem detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
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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, Massachusetts map

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)

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 )

Latitude: 42.48 N, Longitude: 72.32 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 978

Distribution of median household income in New Salem, MA in 2017
New Salem satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $230,000
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $230,000
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $230,000
Number of permits per 10,000 New Salem, MA residents
Average permit cost in New Salem, MA
Most common industries in New Salem, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (20.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.2%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Health care (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (12.4%)
  • Construction (11.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.4%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (31.8%)
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Social assistance (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.2%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
Most common occupations in New Salem, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
  • Carpenters (3.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Carpenters (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Computer specialists (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.6%)
  • Registered nurses (5.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.7%)

Average climate in New Salem, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

New Salem, Massachusetts average temperatures New Salem, Massachusetts average precipitation New Salem, Massachusetts humidity New Salem, Massachusetts wind speed New Salem, Massachusetts snowfall New Salem, Massachusetts sunshine New Salem, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.2. This is about average.

City:

71.2
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.353. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.353
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.80. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.80
U.S.:

8.46

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 New Salem 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 the city 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 New Salem 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 the city 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 New Salem 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

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)

Points of interest:

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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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in New Salem:

Marital status in New Salem, MA
  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 61.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

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
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

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Franklin County:

7.5%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

22.2%
State:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Franklin County:

15.1%
State:

16.5%

5.49% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,963 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hampshire County, MA  1.59% ($43,790 average AGI)
from Worcester County, MA  0.66% ($34,201)
from Hampden County, MA  0.44% ($40,594)


6.07% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hampshire County, MA  1.39% ($42,432 average AGI)
to Worcester County, MA  0.78% ($38,071)
to Hampden County, MA  0.50% ($35,000)

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: 42.537294, Lon: -72.304456, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Dec 7, 2012 01:20 PM, Us-202, Lat: 77.777700, Lon: 777.777700, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 1, 2009 03:07 PM, Us-202, Lat: 42.490453, Lon: -72.341367, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Dec 8, 2007 06:13 PM, Us-202, Lat: 42.537144, Lon: -72.305403, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunk 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
  • 7ft / 2.1mTotal length
  • $1,100,000Total costs
  • 388Total average daily 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 Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Quabbin Fishing Area 2 (Lat: 42.525083 Lon: -72.291194), Call Sign: WNJU334,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.430 MHz, 159.435 MHz, Grant Date: 04/25/2012, Expiration Date: 07/23/2022, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 09/29/2010, Expiration Date: 09/29/2020, Certifier: Gary Cromack, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 08/07/2003, Expiration Date: 08/07/2013, Cancellation Date: 10/12/2013, Certifier: Paul Luippold, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 05/13/2017, Expiration Date: 07/30/2027, Certifier: Linda Dunlavy, Registrant: Franklin Regional Council Of Governments, 12 Olive Street, Suite 2, Greenfield, MA 01301, 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 MHz, Grant Date: 08/16/2012, Expiration Date: 08/16/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • 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 MHz, Grant Date: 08/17/2012, Expiration Date: 08/17/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • 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 MHz, Grant Date: 07/31/1997, Expiration Date: 11/10/2002, Cancellation Date: 02/09/2003, 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: 12/08/2016, Expiration Date: 02/17/2027, 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
  • Call Sign: KC1IJN, Licensee ID: L00637930, Grant Date: 10/26/2017, Expiration Date: 10/26/2027, Certifier: Mark J Wasielewski, Registrant: Mark J Wasielewski, 223 N Main St, New Salem, MA 01355
  • Call Sign: KC1JAL, Licensee ID: L02163355, Grant Date: 02/15/2018, Expiration Date: 02/15/2028, Certifier: Owne D Gauthier, Registrant: Owne D Gauthier, 114 S Main St, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 03/22/2017
    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, Certificate Issue Date: 07/27/2001
    Registrant (Individual): Lawrence A Wilson, 27 Sweezy Ln, New Salem, MA 01355
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 06/15/2017

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 11. The highest number of reported fires - 26 took place in 2010, and the least - 2 in 2015. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in New Salem, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (47.0%), and Structure Fires (40.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in New Salem, MA
    • 8547.0%Outside Fires
    • 7340.3%Structure Fires
    • 179.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 63.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for New Salem, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in New Salem, MA
  • 67.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.8%Wood
  • 6.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.7%Electricity
  • 0.6%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in New Salem, MA
  • 65.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.5%Wood
  • 12.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.0%Electricity


New Salem compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value below 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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