New Salem, North Dakota

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New Salem is a city in Morton County, North Dakota in the United States. It is part of the "Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area" or "Bismarck-Mandan". The population was 938 at the 2000 census. New Salem was founded in 1883.



New Salem is located at 46°50′35″N 101°24′43″W / 46.84306°N 101.41194°W / 46.84306; -101.41194 (46.842993, -101.412058)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²) of it is land and 0.68% is water.

New Salem is one mile south of Interstate 94.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 938 people, 411 households, and 246 families residing in the city. The population density was 649.0 people per square mile (249.8/km²). There were 448 housing units at an average density of 310.0/sq mi (119.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.23% White, 1.71% Native American, and 1.07% from two or more races.

There were 411 households out of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 38.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 2.9% from 18 to 24, 21.0% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 34.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,848, and the median income for a family was $36,761. Males had a median income of $27,446 versus $19,091 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,514. About 9.4% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 20.9% of those age 65 or over.

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