New Salem is a tiny borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 777 people and just one neighborhood, New Salem is the 868th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, New Salem is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, New Salem is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Salem who work in sales jobs (14.67%), office and administrative support (10.02%) and healthcare (8.07%).
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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, New Salem is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, New Salem really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is New Salem perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
As is often the case in a small borough, New Salem doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.