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New Salem, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of New Salem had a population of 141 as of July 1, 2019. New Salem ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for New Salem is located at latitude 39.7075 and longitude -90.8476 in Pike County. The formal boundaries for the Village of New Salem encompass a land area of 1.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pike County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 784 feet.

The Village of New Salem (GNIS ID: 2399482) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of New Salem is located within Township of New Salem, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pike County.


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New Salem, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

New Salem, IL Housing Affordability Index is 0
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

New Salem, IL Wealth Index is 63
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 141
Population in Households 141
Population in Familes 118
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 135
Diversity Index1 8
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $34,382
Average Household Income $54,588
Per Capita Income $22,839
Wealth Index3 63

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 64 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47 (73.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $92,500
Housing Affordability Index2 0
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 60
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 42
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.31% -0.14%
Households 0.37% 0.0%
Families 0.53% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

New Salem, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Salem to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 1274 7th
Population Density # 1326 3rd
Diversity Index # 1019 25th
Median Household Income # 1336 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1168 15th

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