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New Salem, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The New Salem Census Designated Place had a population of 569 as of July 1, 2016. New Salem ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for New Salem is located at latitude 39.9301 and longitude -79.8259 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the New Salem Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,043 feet.

The New Salem Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2633232) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The New Salem Census Designated Place is located within Township of Menallen, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New Salem population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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New Salem, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 569
Population in Households 567
Population in Familes 456
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 491
Diversity Index2 19
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 237
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 159
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 273 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 144 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 93 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $65,833
Average Home Value $72,917
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,290
Average Household Income $51,370
Per Capita Income $21,596
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.28% -0.25%
Households -0.13% -0.17%
Families -0.69% -0.38%
Median Household Income   -0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

New Salem, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Salem to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1256 29th
Population Density1 # 1412 20th
Diversity Index2 # 586 67th
Median Household Income # 1454 18th
Per Capita Income # 1381 22nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.