New Salem, Pike County, Illinois

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Coordinates: 39°42′26″N 90°50′47″W / 39.70722°N 90.84639°W / 39.70722; -90.84639
New Salem, Pike County
Country United States
State Illinois
County Pike
Township New Salem
Coordinates 39°42′26″N 90°50′47″W / 39.70722°N 90.84639°W / 39.70722; -90.84639
Area 1.05 sq mi (3 km2)
 - land 1.05 sq mi (3 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 136 (2000)
Density 130.4 / sq mi (50 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code XXXXX
Area code 217
Location of New Salem, Pike County within Illinois
Location of New Salem, Pike County within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: New Salem, Pike County, Illinois

New Salem is a village in Pike County, Illinois, United States. The population was 136 at the 2000 census.


New Salem is located at 39°42′26″N 90°50′47″W / 39.70722°N 90.84639°W / 39.70722; -90.84639 (39.707124, -90.846520).[1]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 1.05 square miles (2.7 km2), all land.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 136 people, 53 households, and 35 families residing in the village. The population density was 130.4 people per square mile (50.5/km²). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 64.3/sq mi (24.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.26% White, 0.74% from other races.

There were 53 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 76.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $27,917, and the median income for a family was $26,875. Males had a median income of $20,625 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,351. There were 21.6% of families and 24.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including 47.1% of under eighteens and 4.2% of those over 64.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.