New Salem is a tiny city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 897 people and just one neighborhood, New Salem is the 59th largest community in North Dakota.
Occupations and Workforce
New Salem is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, New Salem is a city of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Salem who work in office and administrative support (8.89%), sales jobs (8.41%) and management occupations (7.45%).
Also of interest is that New Salem has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.35% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) New Salem has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. New Salem has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in New Salem than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, New Salem may be for you.
As is often the case in a small city, New Salem doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.