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New Salem, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of New Salem had a population of 1,094 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for New Salem is located at latitude 46.8442 and longitude -101.4226 in Morton County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Salem (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Morton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,172 feet.

The City of New Salem (GNIS ID: 1036183) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2018.

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New Salem, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,094
Population in Households 1,025
Population in Familes 789
Population in Group Qrtrs 69
Population Density1 753
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $48,897
Average Household Income $63,194
Per Capita Income $27,502


Total Housing Units 529 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 357 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 113 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $139,017
Average Home Value $159,340


Total Households 470
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 277
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.78% 1.78%
Households 1.85% 2.0%
Families 1.7% 1.74%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   3.34%

New Salem, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Salem to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 56 86th
Population Density # 113 72nd
Diversity Index # 195 51st
Median Household Income # 340 15th
Per Capita Income # 362 10th

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