New Salem, PA 15468 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 15468: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
New Salem, PA 15468

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 34
  • Single Family Addresses: 572
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Fayette County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.937, Longitude -79.823
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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New Salem, PA 15468 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,658
Population in Households 3,645
Population in Familes 2,949
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 223
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 1,495
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,006
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,724 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,053 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 442 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 229 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $59,304
Average Home Value $84,782


Median Household Income $35,670
Average Household Income $47,356
Per Capita Income $19,430
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.28%
Households 0.75% 0.36%
Families 0.58% 0.24%
Median Household Income   -2.23%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
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 15468 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 15468 to the other 1,669 ZIP Codes 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 # 758 55th
Population Density1 # 875 48th
Diversity Index2 # 521 69th
Median Household Income # 1529 8th
Per Capita Income # 1511 10th

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