New Salem, North Dakota

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Population in 2013: 914 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.6%
 
Males: 425  (46.6%)
Females: 489  (53.4%)
Median resident age:  48.2 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 58563.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,873 (it was $26,848 in 2000)
New Salem:

$47,873
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,556 (it was $16,514 in 2000)

New Salem city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $112,942 (it was $48,000 in 2000)
New Salem:

$112,942
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $100,577; Detached houses: $99,869; Mobile homes: $118,700

Median gross rent in 2012: $454.

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New Salem races chart
  • White alone - 907 (95.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 17 (1.8%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in New Salem: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (55.1%), Norwegian (8.7%), Irish (7.6%), Russian (5.5%), English (3.3%), Swedish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2161 feet

Land area: 1.45 square miles.

Population density: 632 people per square mile   (low).

New Salem,ND real estate house value index trend

New Salem, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in New Salem:

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in New Salem city:

  • Never married: 15.5%
  • Now married: 62.5%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 14.3%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.5%
North Dakota:  2.4%



According to our research of North Dakota and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in New Salem, North Dakota as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in New Salem to the number of sex offenders is 930 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,167 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,271 (1.4%)

New Salem satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (30.0 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (412.7 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (760.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Almont, ND (3.0 miles) , Center, ND (4.4 miles ), Glen Ullin, ND (4.5 miles ), Harmon, ND (4.8 miles) , Mandan, ND (5.0 miles ), Flasher, ND (5.3 miles ), Bismarck, ND (5.5 miles ), Carson, ND (5.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $100,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.84 N, Longitude: 101.41 W

Area code: 701

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

3.1%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +16 (+1.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)

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

Average climate in New Salem, North Dakota

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 North Dakota state average. It is 49% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/29/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 44.5 miles away from the New Salem city center killed 2 people and injured 20 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/4/1978, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.9 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

New Salem-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 473.1 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 283.6 miles away from New Salem center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 630.0 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 206.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 369.4 miles away from New Salem center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 285.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Morton County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 10, Snows: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
New Salem topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in New Salem:

  • ELM CREST MANOR (100 ELM AVE)

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

  • Bismarck State College (about 29 miles; Bismarck, ND; Full-time enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 33 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Minot State University (about 98 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Northern State University (about 171 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Black Hills State University (about 202 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 211 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • University of North Dakota (about 217 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)

Public high school in New Salem:

Public elementary/middle school in New Salem:

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Notable locations in New Salem: New Salem Fire Station (A), New Salem Ambulance Service (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Graceland Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Sunset Motel (1301 North 8th Street).

Morton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in New Salem that have no violations reported:

  • NEW SALEM CITY OF (Population served: 946, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.1%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.7%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.2%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
64 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
59 people in nursing homes in 2000

New Salem compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in New Salem (2011 data):

  • Security First Bank of North Dakota: Security First Bank Of North Dakota at 700 Ash Avenue, branch established on 1925/01/01. Info updated 2008/08/21: Bank assets: $140.5 mil, Deposits: $116.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Oliver Bancorporation, Inc.

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 (85%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for New Salem city (based on Morton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 83.71%
Here: 83.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents63.8%15.8%4.0%3.4%2.6%
Congregations27.9%14.0%14.0%7.0%7.0%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the NazareneLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.3%1.8%1.3%1.2%3.6%
Congregations4.7%2.3%2.3%2.3%18.6%
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: 6
Morton County:

2.32 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Morton County:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

5.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.2%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Morton County:

29.6%
North Dakota:

27.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.1%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,435$29,2200$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$713
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$480
Streets and Highways 2$11,070$66,4200$0
Totals for Government 3$13,505$54,02010$1,193

9.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,814 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.05%
North Dakota average:

7.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Burleigh County, ND  4.43% ($36,436 average AGI)
from Stark County, ND  0.38% ($44,186)
from Cass County, ND  0.34% ($33,128)


8.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,836 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.59%
North Dakota average:

7.15%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Burleigh County, ND  4.42% ($38,900 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.47% ($28,566)
to Mercer County, ND  0.20% ($51,957)

Strongest AM radio stations in New Salem:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLXX (1270 AM; 1 kW; BISMARCK-MANDAN, ND; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLTC (1460 AM; 5 kW; DICKINSON, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KHOL (1410 AM; 1 kW; BEULAH, ND; Owner: TWO GUYS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KRRZ (1390 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in New Salem:

  • KSSS (101.5 FM; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KCND (90.5 FM; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYYY (92.9 FM; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KACL (98.7 FM; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KQDY (94.5 FM; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KBYZ (96.5 FM; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KKCT (97.5 FM; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KNDR (104.7 FM; MANDAN, ND; Owner: CENTRAL DAKOTA ENTERPRISES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around New Salem:

  • KBME-TV (Channel 3; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXMB-TV (Channel 12; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: REITEN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KNDX (Channel 26; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: PRIME CITIES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBMY (Channel 17; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: KBMY-KMCY, LLC)

New Salem fatal accident list:

Feb 21, 1978 09:45 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 30
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 30

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in New Salem, ND)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in New Salem)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150H (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6941S , Serial Number: 15067641, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 10/18/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 5255 24th St, New Salem, ND 58563

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 26
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Service Call: 3

Incident types - New Salem

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for New Salem, ND
Most common first names in New Salem, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George2681.6 years
John2579.0 years
William1783.1 years
Emma1386.3 years
Henry1379.6 years
Fred1282.0 years
Paul1175.3 years
Helen1183.8 years
Carl1076.2 years
Albert1076.9 years
Most common last names in New Salem, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Doll1673.6 years
Kaelberer1384.1 years
Henke1381.9 years
Toepke1282.3 years
Heid1280.6 years
Holle1086.1 years
Hoger1076.5 years
Just981.8 years
Bauer980.0 years
Kunkel977.2 years

Businesses in New Salem, ND

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