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Population in 2012: 930 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.9%
 

Males: 433  (46.6%)
Females: 497  (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

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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 2011: All housing units: $100,577; Detached houses: $99,869; Mobile homes: $118,700

Median gross rent in 2012: $454.

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  • 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%)

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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: 643 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in New Salem:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in New Salem city:

  • Never married: 14.9%
  • Now married: 63.1%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 14.8%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.5%
North Dakota:  2.2%



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 December 21, 2014.
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
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 46.84 N, Longitude: 101.41 W

Area code: 701

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.1%
North Dakota:

2.9%

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%)

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Tornado activity:

New Salem-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 25% 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.

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: 10, Storms: 10, Floods: 6, Snows: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
New Salem topographic map

Hospital/medical center in New Salem:

  • ELM CREST MANOR (Nursing Home, 100 ELM AVE)

Political contributions by individuals in New Salem, ND

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

  • Bismarck State College (about 29 miles; Bismarck, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,710)
  • University of Mary (about 33 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,016)
  • Minot State University (about 98 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,416)
  • Black Hills State University (about 202 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 2,551)
  • University of North Dakota (about 217 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 10,215)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 218 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 220 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.6. This is about average.
City:

27.6
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.20. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.20
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.94. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.94
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 32.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

32.6
U.S.:

28.3

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

  • NEW SALEM CITY OF (Population served: 938, 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in New Salem, ND

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:

  • 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 above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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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


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

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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%
Here83.7%
USA50.2%

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.
State:

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

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

5.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Morton County:

7.2%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Morton County:

29.6%
State:

27.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.1%
State:

13.0%

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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,200
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$300
Streets and Highways 1$1,400$16,8001$550
Water Supply 1$4,600$55,2000$0
Totals for Government 2$6,000$36,0008$2,050


8.81% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,891 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.81%
North Dakota average:

7.27%

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 Burleigh County, ND  4.44% ($45,674 average AGI)
from Cass County, ND  0.37% ($25,526)
from Stark County, ND  0.20% ($48,950)


8.52% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,128 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.52%
North Dakota average:

7.80%

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 Burleigh County, ND  4.53% ($28,790 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.56% ($27,737)
to Stark County, ND  0.18% ($27,667)

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


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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

  • U-Haul: 1

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