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New Salem is a township in Pike County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named New Salem. For links to other places called New Salem, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of New Salem is 39.71N. The longitude is -90.858W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 748 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 675.
Sections below provide additional information and links about New Salem demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pike County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62357 ZIP code.
27% of New Salem residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the New Salem ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in New Salem was $14,914, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of New Salem residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in New Salem, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $295. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $707.
Pike County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our New Salem political report.
The average commute time for New Salem workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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