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New Salem, Massachusetts
Welcome to New Salem ...
The location of New Salem has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, New Salem has a population of 1,023 people<3> (see below for details).
New Salem was settled in 1737 and was incorporated in 1775.
New Salem is 1,030 feet [314 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: New Salem lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for New Salem: (978) & (351)<5>
The ZIP code for New Salem: 01355<6>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, New Salem had an population of 1,023 people. This is an increase of 3.33% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.73% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, New Salem had a population of 990 people. This makes New Salem the county's 19th most populous community.
The population of New Salem represents 0.02% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 325th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 990 people, the population of New Salem decreased 13.61% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,146 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for New Salem.
Communities Also Named New Salem ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named New Salem - they are located in Arkansas (3), Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Kansas, Kentucky (2), Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York (2), North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (3), Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina, Tennessee (2) and Texas (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for New Salem.
Communities near New Salem ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near New Salem.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around New Salem. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for New Salem.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of New Salem. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around New Salem.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around New Salem. See our Newspapers Page for New Salem.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for New Salem ...
Looking for more information about New Salem? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to New Salem, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for New Salem.
Adding New Salem to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of New Salem in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for New Salem was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for New Salem on our Genealogy Page.
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022