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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
New Salem is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 1,019. New Salem is in Franklin County. Living in New Salem offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in New Salem and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in New Salem are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$239,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,074
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    21%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in New Salem

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,908
National
$55,322
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New Salem Reviews

3 reviews
Salem is a semi-quaint place to live. There are fantastic restaurants, local artist, museums, live music, and much much more. Everything is relatively within walking distance. Lovely place to visit or live.
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good tourist town has great restaurants. lovely family friendly neighborhoods. beautiful waterfronts and more
It is a safe, and quiet are where everyone is friendly